SEPTEMBER 3 — HARRY PARTCH
American avant-garde microtonal composer, radical.
Harry Partch, Delusion of the Fury, Part One
SEPTEMBER 2, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
CELEBRATION OF THE CROWDED OCTAVE.
ALSO ON SEPTEMBER 2 IN HISTORY…
1752 — English Parliament cancelled for ten days in constitutional crisis.
1811 — Utopianist John Humphrey Noyes born, Brattleboro, Vermont.
1813 — “Uncle Sam” image used for first time, in Troy, New York, Post.
1859 — French socialist leader Jean Jaures born, Castres, Tarn, France.
1883 — Russian novelist Ivan Turgenev dies, politically exiled, Bougival, France.
1962 — American poet e.e. cummings dies, North Conway, New Hampshire.
1969 — Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh dies, Hanoi.
1974 — Microtonal composer, hobo Harry Partch dies, San Diego, California.
1981 — Prison revolts in Poland, 150 escape.
1991 — Filmmaker, US nationalist propagandist Frank Capra dies, La Quinta, CA.American rock prophet, cultural renegade, rebel hero.