Peter John Leonard - Scoring Points


The piece was originally composed for string quartet, but the current version is for three guitars tuned in just intonation. The scale makes use of only 8 notes, all utonal intervals. Compositionally, it's a pretty straightforward study in imitative counterpoint.

Tuning information:

C = 1/1 Db =16/15 D = 8/7 E = 9/7 F = 4/3 G= 3/2 A = 12/7 Bb= 16/9

Composer bio:

Peter Leonard (b. 1979) is a multimedia / sound artist, composer, web developer, and educator. His musical compositions and sound installations have been presented in the United States and abroad at the International Computer Music Conference, the Society for Electroacoustic Music in the US Conference, and the Electric LaTex Festival. Leonard has received awards and recognition from the American Composers Forum and the French Ministry of Culture, among others. In 2011, he received a MA in Music Science and Technology from Tulane University. He holds a BA in Integrative Arts from Penn State University, a certificate in electronic music composition from the Centre de Création Musicale Iannis, and is a student of Hindustani Classical Music under sarod maestro Atish Mukhopadhyay in Kolkata, India. Leonard’s scholarly research focuses on electronic instrument development, microtonality, ethnomusicology, and electro-acoustic music analysis. His articles have recently been featured in the Journal SEAMUS.