I am now curious... is there anywhere to get a set of the instruments created by Harry Partch as a sample library? I am totally smitten with them, and even though there are a couple ensembles that keep them in playing shape and use them constantly, they are all but unavailable.
If anyone knows if something exists like this... or Gary is feeling crazy... here is some info on them, including a neat little Flash thing to mess with them:
I don't know why, but microtonal music sounds so cool with percussive instruments. It sounds so ancient to me.