My artwork derives from a project to delineate the transformations certain types of harmonic musical scales undergo as the sizes of their generating intervals vary over the space of the octave.
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Chalmers, John H.
"Harmonic Scale Transformations,"
The STEAM Journal:
2, Article 10.
Available at: https://scholarship.claremont.edu/steam/vol2/iss2/10
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John H. Chalmers has enjoyed a varied career as a biologist, geneticist, industrial microbiologist, biotechnologist and Origin of Life/Primitive Earth chemist. In his spare time, he has been an amateur actor, gamelan player, journal editor, music theorist, and computer artist. The latter two activities happily coincided and generated the work presented here, which is a small selection from a large project on the analysis of musical scales. His work has been shown at various galleries in the San Diego area and most recently in a group show in San Francisco. He is the author of “Divisions of the Tetrachord,” a book on xenharmonic musical theory and founding editor of “Xenharmonikon,” an informal journal of music theory. Currently, he is semi-retired and resides in Rancho Santa Fe, CA.