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Denny Genovese

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DENNY GENOVESE is the Founder and Executive Director of the World Harmony Project Inc.

He has been involved with the development of New Music and new musical instruments since 1965.  Founder of  World Harmony Project and the Southeast Just Intonation Center, he composed much of the music played by the Exotic Music Ensemble, and was it's 1st musical director. He also built and modified most of the instruments used by EME.

Denny's articles on just intonation and instrument design have appeared in several national publications, and have been well received. 

His musical recordings, STARLIT JOURNEY, FORTH AND BACK, TINKLE BELLS AND BOUNCY ENERGY, PRMJI and NEW MUSIC-ANCIENT PRINCIPLES are enjoyed by listeners in several countries. 

He is the author of MICROTONAL MIDI TERMINAL, which was the 1st real-time micro computer program for performing electronic music in just intonation. He also collaborated with Barbara Hero and Robert Walker to Develop the Lambdoma features of Fractal Tune Smithy.

His inventions include the Fipple pipe (a wind instrument) and a number of electronic music devices. 


The THEREMIN-controlled Analog Synthesizer is Denny's favorite instrument for melody. It is capable of expressiveness, flexibility. subtlety and profundity, 

For harmony, he holds the KOSMOLYRE, developed by Ivor Darreg in highest regard.

See The Instruments of Denny Genovese


Denny Genovese graduated from New College (an Honors college, located in Sarasota, Florida) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities, with emphasis in Musical Composition and  Psychology in 1991. His thesis, THE NATURAL HARMONIC SERIES AS A PRACTICAL APPROACH TO JUST INTONATION outlines the basis for the extended tonal and rhythmic realms which he has continued to explore since 1976, when he discovered Harry Partch's book, GENESIS OF A MUSIC

While at New College, he served as director of the ORGANIZATION FOR EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC

He also studied Liberal Arts and Computer Science at the University of Hawaii from 1971 to 1976, at which time he developed a music composition and notation program for the IBM-370 mainframe computer.

In addition, Denny studied privately with Microtonalists Erv Wilson, Ivor Darreg, Jonathan Glasier, Lou Harrison, Ralph David Hill, John Chalmers Jr., Easley Blackwood and George Secor. 

He studied electronic music privately with Peter Corragio, Don Slepian, Allen Strange, Don Byrd, Gerald Strang and Vladamir Usachevsky, and participated in the development of Electronic music technology through the monthly newsletter, Electronotes.

While in Hawaii, Denny co-founded with Don Slepian the Hawaii Electronic Music Group, which was a cooperative Electronic Music studio with regular events and performances. He also manufactured custom electronic music equipment, edited a community newspaper, co-managed a Food Cooperative and served on the boards of several community organizations. His radio show, NEW MUSIC-WHAT'S THAT? was broadcast on KTUH-FM, in Honolulu for three years.

Theremin Music and Tesla Lightning!


Denny Genovese and Robert Krampf electrified the audience and themselves too!



New Music, Ancient Principles


The Exotic Music Ensemble

Lft toRt.: Wade Hines, Keton, Dawn Delo, Karen Boon von Ochssee, Bob Neufeld, Denny Genovese, Josh Lederman

The Musical Instruments of Denny Genovese


Adventurer, Wild Crafter

Denny has traveled extensively throughout the Western Hemisphere and Hawaiian islands, participating in humanitarian and conservation oriented service.

Vegetarian since 1968, Vegan since 1998, Studied wild edible and medicinal plants with herbalist, Billy White.

Denny knew and learned from natural health pioneers, Dr. Bernard Jensen, Dr. Paavo Airola, Dr. Stanley Burroughs, Dr. Emil Bronner, Gypsy Boots  and Jack Patton.

Champion Gymnast

(many years ago)






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