Paper presentations focusing on microtonal music – an online meeting: From Wednesday, June 30 to Sunday, July 4, 2021, the SOCIETY FOR EKMELIC MUSIC, in cooperation with the MOZARTEUM UNIVERSITY SALZBURG, will host a five-day symposium online with lectures focusing on microtonal music. The event will include lectures by specialists from France, China, Switzerland, UK, Estonia, Italy, Germany, USA, Austria, Greece, Mexico, Canada, Turkey, Chile, Iran, Ukraine, Lithuania and Belgium. Moreover, the book “Microtones: Small is Beautiful” Volume III (Mackinger Publishing) will be presented during the symposium.
The International Ekmelic Music Society was founded on by Franz Richter Herf and Rolf Maedel and has its registered seat in Salzburg, Austria. The Ekmelic Music, developed by the two professors, caused Salzburg to become a new center of microtonal music – so it was considered necessary to co-ordinate future artistic and scientific activities in the form of a society.
According to its statutes, the society promotes the propagation of microtonal music – in particular, in the 72-steps ekmelic tone system – by organizing concerts, lectures, and symposia, by means of publication and printing of ekmelic compositions, as well as by supporting the research work on microtonality and the ekmelic system. It maintains connections to other organisations around the world which are dedicated to microtonal music.
The society was (co-)organizer of several symposia thus far:
- 1985, 1987, 1989, and 1991: Symposia “Microtones” in Salzburg in co-operation with the Mozarteum Academy Salzburg.
- 1989 and 1992: Naturetone Symposia in connection with the Jahrhundertwende-Gesellschaft Heidelberg.
- 2007: Oriental-Occidental Accord in Salzburg.
- 2015, 2017, and 2019: Mikrotöne: Small is beautiful in Salzburg in co-operation with the Mozarteum University Salzburg and others.
The Symposium: “Microtones: Small is beautiful”
“Microtones: Small is beautiful” takes place collaboration with the University Mozarteum Salzburg and others. Organization: Agustín Castilla-Ávila
Due to the pandemic, all lectures will be presented online and we will not host concerts. For the detailed program, go to the Symposium page on the Ekmelic website.