“Mikrotöne: Small is beautiful” Symposium 2021
International Ekmelic Music Society
Salzburg, 2nd – 4th July, 2021
A Symposium focusing on microtonal music to be presented online in collaboration with the University Mozarteum.
The International Ekmelic Music Society in Salzburg, Austria is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for the online Symposium “Mikrotöne: Small is beautiful” between 2nd – 4th July, 2021.
We invite submission of abstracts of up to 300 words. Papers may address the music of any period, concerning ekmelic issues such as tuning systems, microtonality and scale systems. Demonstrations and concert recitals are very welcome. Papers to be presented could be 30 (20 min. + 10 min. discussion) or 45 minutes (35 min. + 10 min. discussion) in length. Lectures can be presented live or recorded. Abstracts (in English or in German) can be sent to email@example.com. Official language is English but we could provide translation from German, Spanish or Italian.
Presentations can be published on “Mikrotöne: Small is Beautiful - Vol. V” with Mackinger Verlag in Austria.
There are no registration fees. Due to the pandemic, all papers will be presented online and we will not be hosting concerts.
Call for Papers deadline: 15 April, 2021
For any questions please contact Agustin Castilla-Avila: firstname.lastname@example.org
The International Ekmelic Music Society was founded on June 18th 1981 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 the Symposia "Microtones" in Salzburg with the co-operation of the Mozarteum Academy Salzburg (from 1985 to 1991), of the Naturetone Symposia in connection with the Jahrhundertwende-Gesellschaft Heidelberg (1989 and 1992), and of the Oriental-Occidental Accord in Salzburg (2007). The society is a non-profit organization which sponsors its projects by means of subventions, donations, membership fees, and promotion contributions. It is sponsored by the municipality Salzburg and the Land Salzburg, as well as by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture