harmonic series is a monthly digital magazine for adventurous music, especially at the interfaces of classical and jazz and noise. Each issue is intended to include:
a transcribed interview, guest essay, or other larger feature;
a smaller rotating feature like annotations, which samples non-standard notation in the spirit of John Cage & Alison Knowles’ Notations and Theresa Sauer’s Notations 21; and
reviews, unranked and unrated, with an emphasis on recently released recordings of music.
If you want thoughtful engagement with contemporary practices in abstract sound delivered to your email inbox on the first of every month, consider subscribing.
Please feel free to contact us, even just to chat about music, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Feedback is welcome.
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If you appreciate our efforts, please consider donating. Your contributions support not only the writers but the musicians that make it possible. For all monthly income received, harmonic series retains 20% for operating costs, equally distributes 40% to the participating writing team, and distributes 40% to contributing musicmakers (of this, 40% to interviewee or guest essayist, 30% to rotating feature contributor, and 30% equally to those that apprised us of their project that we reviewed). For the nitty gritty of this system, please read the editorial here. Disclaimer: harmonic series LLC is not a non-profit organization, as such donations are not tax-deductible.
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