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One Person's Introduction and Digressions to the Works Of Erv Wilson


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It is the duty of the Conscientious Speculative Musical Theorist (CSMT) to go where no one has gone before; to venture into the spaces between all harmonics and all equal divisions (Darien 4297)

THE WILSON ARCHIVES

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* after title denotes recently updated or added

SOME BASIC PAPERS, SCALES AND INSTRUMENT DESIGNS*

The Harmonic and Subharmonic Series (and dual combinations) - Moments of Symmetry - Diatonic Extensions and the Scales of India - Papers on various Equal Divisions - Tetrachordal scales - Constant Structures and Larger Just Intonation Scales


THE SCALE TREE AND THE HOROGRAMS*

Walter O'Connell Letter - Kornerup - The Scale Tree- The Rabbit Sequence - Horograms - Straight Line Patterns plus Intersections - Nested Two Interval Patterns - Epimore Tree - Other Horograms - Pillars of Zig-Zags


THE DIAMONDS, OTHER LAMBDOMAS AND THE CO-PRIME GRID*

Diamonds -Farey Series and Lambdomas - Augusto Novaro - Co-Prime Grid - Pecan Tree Patterns


KEYBOARD DESIGNS/ BONSANQUET, WILSON, HANSON*

Bosanquet 7 rank Keyboard, Classification of Tonal Systems, Linear Notation, and Development of Extended Linear Mapping - Clavichord Mappings - Gral Keyboard Guide - Gral Spectrum -The Alphabet Series - Variation on the 4/7 Keyboard - Patents 1967 & 1961 - Moog Letter - Hopkins Letter - Diophantine Intervals from Temperament Intervals - Diophantine Intervals from Recurrent Intervals - Lambdoma Layouts on Keyboard - Co-Prime Quadrants - Chain of 7s Keyboard - Hanson's Keyboard and Mallet Designs - Keyboard Schemata of the Scale Tree


THE HEXANY, THE EIKOSANY, AND THE OTHER COMBINATION PRODUCT SETS*

Fokker Letter - Chalmers Letter on the CPS -D'Alessandro -Torus - The Hexany, Dekany, and Higher Constructs - Hebdomekontany Chalmers Letter - The Euler Genera - Penrose Tilings - CPS Keyboard Mappings


SCALES FROM THE SLOPES OF MT MERU*

The Scales of Mt. Meru - Meru Exploratory Triangles - Meru and the Sums of The Diagonals - Meta Meantone & Meta Mavila - Extended Diagonals and Recurrent Sequences - Meru Spirals - Lucas Triangle - Chinese Triangle - Golden Pelog Sequence - Cactus Zig-Zag - Lucy Letter - Harrisonian Resonant Triads


TREASURES AND STRAY GEMS

Uncatagorizable Papers - Papers in progress or awaiting explanation.


THE MAIN LIBRARY

These papers, most selected by Wilson, are considered by him to be of high quality and often bear a strong relationship to his own work.