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Franz Richter Herf
The Centenary of
Franz Richter Herf

On , we celebrate the centenary of Franz Richter Herf.

At the beginning of the 1970s, he established together with Rolf Maedel the ekmelic tone system and founded 1981 the International Ekmelic Music Society.



Mozarteum University Salzburg, Mirabellplatz 1, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

Mikrotöne: Small is beautiful 2021

Paper Presentations focusing on Microtonal Music
An Online Event

Call for Papers

The International Ekmelic Music Society in Salzburg, Austria is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for the online Symposium “Mikrotöne: Small is beautiful 2021”.

Please, send your abstract to infoekmelic-musicorg.




Ekmelos 2.20

… a music font compliant with SMuFL with over 2000 glyphs ().

Ekmelily 3.4

… an extension for LilyPond for the notation of microtonal music in several equal-temperament tunings ().

ekmelib 3.1

… a collection of scripts (JavaScript / CSS) for the embedding of simple microtonal music contents in Web pages ().


New CDs

Vom Leben das Beste - Ekmelische Musik für Gesang Harfe GitarreVom Leben das Beste

Ekmelische Musik für Gesang Harfe Gitarre

Compositions relating to the eponymous song by Franz Richter Herf
released in

Agustín Castilla-Ávila: Aufs ParadiesAufs Paradies

by Agustín Castilla-Ávila

Performers: NoiZ guitar duo, Athenaeum Trio et al
released in

Johannes Kotschy: Fremde TöneFremde Töne

18 miniatures for violin solo by Johannes Kotschy

with poems by Roswitha Klaushofer
Performers: Lukas Hagen and his class
released in



Symposium “Mikrotöne: Small is beautiful 2019”,

Pictures of the award ceremony to Tomaž Svete for his operas “Ada” and “Antigona”, and for the concert for 2 violins, on .

IGEM Festival,