Monday, October 26, 2009

Julian Carrillo (1875-1965)

Carillo showed versatility in his musical endeavors being a composers, theorist, conductor, violinist, inventor and a teacher. He was a student of Morales. In 1895 he was experimenting with string division and developed a 'new sound' on the violin and called it el sonido trece (the 13th sound).
He served many years at the National Conservatory but had to leave for New York until the presidency of Obregón. He soon resigned from his public duties and focused more on his theories. He did extensive work with 1/16-tones and created a new notational system. IN 1930 his orchestra was capable of playing exclusively in microtones.

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