Fractional Set Theory -- a work in progress...

"Fractional set theory" is a term coined by composer Nolan Stolz during the introduction to the premiere of his microtonal brass trio Merritt, performed by the Yale Brass Trio at The Hartt School on March 14, 2008.

An explanation of this system will soon be posted on this webpage, but for now, feel free to view the Lecture Notes from Stolz's paper given at the College Music Society Great Lakes Conference in March 2012. You may also find the handout from that conference useful.

A version of the paper focusing on microtonality in World music was given at the Second International Conference on Analytical Approaches to World Music in Vancouver, BC (May 2012). You may also download the handout for this talk