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ZIA 1​.​5 (1992)

by Elaine Walker / ZIA

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Paavo Bergmann This is just otherworldly good. I came across "Stick men" a couple years back when someone showed me that you could have meaningful music without the octave. I instantly fell in love with the piece, long before I learned it was Xenharmonic/microtonal, and so it got me into that whole thing, definitely broadening my horizon. Thank you for that, Elaine! Favorite track: Stick Men (Bohlen-Pierce Scale).
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Sol (10edo) 03:31
Animal 03:05


ZIAv1.5 was first available on cassette in 1992 with a few songs. This version was called ZIAv1.0. When Elaine added more songs or re-mastered a song, ZIA would release a new version. ZIAv1.1 through 1.4 followed. People who had bought the cassette could simply return the cassette and a new upgrade would be sent for only the cost of shipping. This was designed to emulate software upgrades. The final upgrade was to a CD, offered at a discounted price. ZIA v1.5 is inspired by transhumanism, space exploration, and other futurist themes.


released January 1, 1992

Written, arranged and produced by Elaine Walker
Agribusiness, Pagan Goddess and New Way Engineered by Joel Somellian
Produced by Gordon Willis and Elaine Walker
Animal, Reconstruction and Mother Engineered by Joel Somellian
Produced by Joel Somellian and Elaine Walker
Cover art by Elaine

All songs © 1992 ZIA (ASCAP) All rights reserved


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Elaine Walker / ZIA Las Cruces, New Mexico

Elaine Walker is an electronic musician and microtonal composer. She is the author of a non-fiction book, Matter Over Mind: Cosmos, Chaos, and Curiosity. Realizing she had a gift for visualizing mathematics at age 50, by 52 her first math paper was accepted (on arXiv.org). She volunteers for the NewSpace community, promoting the idea of humans living in space. She is also a member of Alcor. ... more

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