# Properties

The 96 equal division divides the octave into 96 equal parts of exactly 12.5 cents each. As a 5-limit system, it can be characterized by the fact that it tempers out both the Pythagorean comma, 531441/524288, Würschmidt's comma, 393216/390625, the unicorn comma, 1594323/1562500, and the kwazy comma, |-53 10 16>. It therefore has the same familiar 700 cent fifth as 12edo, and has a best major third of 387.5 cents, a bit over a cent sharp. There is therefore nothing to complain of with its representation of the 5-limit and it can be recommended as an approach to the Würschmidt family of temperaments. It also tempers out the unicorn comma, and serves a way of tuning temperaments in the unicorn family.

In the 7-limit, 96 has two possible mappings for 7/4, a sharp one of 975 cents from the patent val, and a flat one of 962.5 cents from 96d. Using the sharp mapping, 96 tempers out 225/224 and supports 7-limit würschmidt temperament, and using the flat mapping it tempers out 126/125 and supports worschmidt temperament. We can also dispense with 7 altogether, and use it as a no-sevens system, where it tempers out 243/242 in the 11-limit and 676/675 in the 13-limit. If we include 7, then the sharp mapping tempers out 99/98 and 176/175 in the 11-limit, and 169/168 in the 13-limit, and this provides the optimal patent val for interpental temperament. With the flat 7 it tempers out 385/384 in the 11-limit and 196/195 and 364/363 in the 13-limit, and serves for the various temperaments of the unicorn family.

# History

96 equal divisions of the octave was first used by the Mexican composer and theorist Julián Carrillo. It has subsequently been used by a number of other composers.

## Carrillo

See Julián Carrillo .

## Other composers

Works for the Sauter's 1/16tone microtone piano by the composers Ernest Helmuth Flammer, Marc Kilchenmann, Bernfried E. G. Pröve, Martin Imholz, Franck Cristoph Yeznikian, Werner Grimmel, and Alain Bancquart, are recompilated on this CD: 'The Carrillo tone piano' .

Haas, Georg Friedrich, "flow and friction"

# Music

Endless life by Shahiin Mohajeri

Heroic elegy by Shahiin Mohajeri

Autumn for conic bellophone and mixed quintet by Tony Salinas