The Bohlen-Pierce Symposium
First symposium on the Bohlen-Pierce scale, Boston, March 7 – 9, 2010
Elaine Walker


Elaine Walker is the founder and visionary of the all-electronic microtonal space-pop band, ZIA. Since 1991, her philosophy for ZIA has been to show a positive view of the future, to embrace technology as an inevitable part of our future, while breaking down unnecessary artistic walls. The biggest artistic “wall” in her eyes is the 12 tone tuning. Elaine got her degree in Music Synthesis at Berklee College, where Dr. Boulanger introduced her to the Bohlen-Pierce Scale. She received her masters in Music Technology at NYU, studying under Dr. Rowe. Elaine now teaches Electronic Music at Scottsdale Community College in Arizona and spends her time developing microtonal-friendly MIDI controllers and composing in her favorite equal temperaments.