Since its beginnings in 1993 Tonal Refraction has been supported by contributions large and small from many individuals who value the impact of Nancy Garniez’s study of the inner life of tone, and her dedication to revealing its power to individuals at every level of musical achievement. The work could not have developed without that financial support. Now that Tonal Refraction I: The Mozart G Minor Piano Quartet is available, the job of promotion begins: Conferences, reviews, ads, interviews–another level of commitment. At the same time preparation of Tonal Refraction II: Schumann’s Waldszenen is available on order and III: Beethoven’s “Spring” Sonata is already underway.
Thanks to the financial support of many individuals over the years, Ms. Garniez presented a peer-reviewed poster presentation of Tonal Refraction at the International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition in Seoul, Korea in August, 2014, significant recognition of the validity of this independent research and scholarship. The well-attended meeting offered opportunities to learn how this work relates to academic research on this complex subject and to discuss Tonal Refraction informally with young scholars from all over the world. Without doubt this work is at the cutting edge of the concerns of that discipline.