Friday, June 30, 2023
Sunday, July 2, 2023
Submission Deadline
Friday, March 31, 2023
Salzburg, Austria

“Mikrotöne: Small is beautiful” Symposium 2023
International Ekmelic Music Society
Salzburg, June 30th – July 2nd 2023
A series of Papers, Workshops and Concerts focusing on microtonal music to be presented in Salzburg in collaboration with the University Mozarteum.
The International Ekmelic Music Society in Salzburg, Austria is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for the Symposium “Mikrotöne: Small is beautiful” at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg between June 30th and July 2nd, 2023.
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 lecture recitals are very welcome. Papers to be presented should be 45 minutes in length (35 min. presentation and 10 min. discussion).
Papers should be presented in person. Online papers might also be included (to be decided by the commission in April).
Abstracts (in English or in German) can be sent to
Call for Papers deadline: March 31st, 2023
There are no congress fees. There might be travel bursaries for the participants, depending on the kind support by different institutions. Active participants are entitled to attend any presentations at the symposium. Listeners can acquire a membership for the International Ekmelic Music Society, which allows entrance to all the presentations.
For any questions, please contact Agustín Castilla-Ávila:
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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