Bitter Music: The life of Harry Partch


“Bitter Music” seeks to illuminate the path that Partch took in his life and the experiences that made him who he ultimately enigmatic genius.

I realized early on that there wasn’t an in-depth film on Harry Partch that answered enough or raised enough questions. So I set out to make the film I wanted to see. I wrote the article “Uncovering the Enigmatic Harry Partch” about my discovering this too-little known composer.

The Film is the culmination of several years of research on Partch, not only my own--but the research of Bob Gilmore and Philip Blackburn. Without their guidance and the help of the Harry Partch Foundation--Jon Szanto and Danlee Mitchell, along with John Schneider none of this would have been possible.

The Documentary