now some music to go with, rather than counter the freezing temperature (at least where i am) of these winter days. a composer, instrument designer, and theorist, Ivor Darreg was a pioneer of Microtonal or Xenharmonic music. not going to pretend that i understand the various tuning systems that he wrote about, but i know this music is very special. crystaline tones weave psychoactive latices in the interior of the listener's body and mind, sometimes eerie, sometimes simply beutiful.
Ivor Darreg - Detwelvulate!
and while we're at it, going to throw in a couple of solo piano outings by Terry Riley. music on this first link is the cats meow, don't miss! and the Moscow Conservatory concert is also pretty good (last 2 tracks deleted because they are substandard - if you have a problem with my editing, don't download it)
Terry Riely - Solo Piano Session
Terry Riley - Moscow Conservatory Solo Piano Concert