Who’s Afraid of the “Howling Wolf?”

Outstanding article about the history of tuning, particularly equal temperament, and some recent agitations against it.

As tuning activist Kyle Gann says on his Web site, “Playing Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier in today’s equal temperament is like exhibiting Rembrandt paintings with wax paper taped over them.”

Whoa — if there’s a way to make the “48” sound even better, I’m not sure I want to know about it. Might be enough to turn me into some drooling victim out of Infinite Jest.