Out of tune (BBC Radio Programme)
Last night (early hours of Monday morning) there was a 30-minute BBC radio programme about tuning and intonation in music, and how it varies between cultures. There was an example of quarter-tones in Egyptian music, and examples of even more exotic (in the sense of non-Western, non-classical) intonation from a Japanese flute.
This was the first part of a two-part series, the second part of which is being broadcast at the same time (12.15am early next Monday morning on BBC radio 4).
You can re-hear the first part on
Btw, this will probably only be available on-line for the remainder of this week.