Tonal

By O. Ian Ávalos

Sonic
Phonic
Sonus
Tonal tonic.

Tonos,

Harmonie, not harmony
Armonía,
Aulos.

Bent pitch.

Microtone
Membranophone
Matrix rows all sounded at once.

Vocalion vocal vox,

Prepared piano pounded

Once,

Twice,

Thrice.

Ringing harp,
Rung rondeña tuned:

“Re”, “la”, “re”, “fa sostenido”, “si”, “mi”

Rung sustained to a fade.

Feb. 17, 2009
Santa Ana,CA

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