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Mozarteum Academy Salzburg, Mirabellplatz 1, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

4th International Symposium "Microtones"

Microtone Research — Music with Microtones — Ekmelic Music

with the co-operation of the Mozarteum Academy Salzburg.

Staging of three concerts with microtonal/ekmelic compositions, recorded and broadcasted by the ORF Radio.

The Richter Herf-Institute for Basic Musical Research was presented with an exhibition of the publications on ekmelic music. A computer program for the representation of ekmelic polyphony, developed by Gerhard Klösch, was demonstrated. Furthermore, a discussion about a uniform notation for microtonal music took place, moderated by Wolfgang Danzmayr.

Reports about the symposium were published in the domestic and foreign press and in the Austrian and Bavarian radio. A comprehensive report including all lectures was issued through the Musikedition Nymphenburg, München in 1993.

Lectures

Microtonal Composition in the 20th Century

  • Roman Brotbeck, St. Clément sur Guye

    Flucht in die Praxis – Flucht aus der Theorie. Die amerikanischen Pioniere der Mikrotonalität Julián Carrillo, Harry Partch und Mordecai Sandberg

  • Georg Friedrich Haas, Graz

    “Arc-en-ciel”, op. 37 – Ivan Wyshnegradskys behutsame Annäherung an das Zwölfteltonintervall

  • Ezra Sims, Boston, Mass., USA

    Reflections on This and That (May 1991),
    Reflexionen (November 1990)

  • Prof. Rainer Zillhardt, Essen, Germany

    Überlegungen zu den äußeren und inneren Bedingungen mikrotonaler Strukturen anhand von Luigi Nonos Orchesterstück “A Carlo Scarpa”

Microtonal Notation

  • Prof. Dr. Horst-Peter Hesse, Salzburg, Austria

    Standartisierte Notation für mikrotonale Musik,
    Mikrotonale Notation im Vergleich

Microtone Research

  • Prof. Dr. Jobst Peter Fricke, Cologne, Germany

    Hörerfahrungen mit mikrotonaler Musik

  • Prof. Dr. Horst-Peter Hesse, Salzburg, Austria

    Zum Konsonanzempfinden bei vielstimmigen Akkorden

  • Prof. Rolf Maedel, Salzburg, Austria

    Erweiterung der traditionellen Funktionstheorie auf Mikrotonbereiche

  • Prof. Dr. Martin Vogel, Bonn, Germany

    Ausführbare Vierteltöne

Microtones and Computer

  • Volker Abel / Peter Reis, Darmstadt, Germany

    Mutabor II – ein computergesteuertes Musikinstrument zum Experiementieren mit Stimmungslogiken und Mikrotönen

  • Mag. Gerhard Klösch, Vienna, Austria

    Der PC als mikrotonale Heimorgel für beliebige Tonsysteme

Microtones in the Music of the Peoples

  • Prof. Dr. Jobst Peter Fricke, Cologne, Germany

    Die Bedeutung der Mikrointervalle im Wandel der Zeiten und Kulturen

  • Prof. Dr. Horst-Peter Hesse, Salzburg, Austria

    Zur Oktavteilung im javanischen Slendro

  • Francisco Javier Sánchez González

    Beyond Twelvetone-Temperament in Oriental Music

Concerts

Leopold-Mozart-Saal of the Mozarteum Academy, Mozarteum Academy Salzburg, Mirabellplatz 1, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

Microtonal Music I

  • Johannes Kotschy

    Curriculum in ekmelischer Musik (1991) (Premiere)

    • oboe, clarinet, guitar, violin, violoncello
  • Manfred Stahnke (*1951)

    Dr. Yesterday´s seltsame Erzählungen (1989)

    • violin, viola, violoncello, double-bass, piano
  • Eugen Wendel (*1934)

    Verso per solo (1974)

    • oboe solo
  • Franz Richter Herf (1920-1989)

    Initiale No. 1 – “Wie schwache Fontänen”, op. 6 No. 1 (1976)

    Initiale No. 2 – “Schweigen”, op. 6 No. 2 (1978)

    • violin, 2 clarinets, guitar
  • Parakusis, op. 14 (1977)

    • violin, clarinet, bass clarinet, guitar
  • Herbert Grassl (*1948)

    11 segmenti (1990) (Premiere of the complete version)

    • oboe, violin, viola, violoncello
    • oenm . oesterreichisches ensemble für neue musik:
    • Stanislaw Winiarczyk – oboe
    • Gábor Lieli – A-clarinet
    • Anton Gmachl – B-clarinet and bass clarinet
    • Wolfgang Guttmann – guitar
    • Thomas Teske – piano
    • Frank Stadler – violin
    • Paulius Sondeckis – violin
    • Laura Kajander – viola
    • Peter Martens – violoncello
    • Christian Junger – double-bass
    • Conductorship: Herbert Grassl

Leopold-Mozart-Saal of the Mozarteum Academy, Mozarteum Academy Salzburg, Mirabellplatz 1, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

Microtonal Music II

  • Franz Richter Herf (1920-1989)

    Ekmelischer Satz for string quartet, op. 13 (1976)

  • Alberto Caprioli (*1956)

    Del celeste confine, Frammento per quartetto d'archi (1985)

  • Ludomira Stawowy (1937-1989)

    Four micro-sonatas for string quartet (1986) (Premiere)

  • Boguslaw Schaeffer (*1929)

    V. string quartet (1986) (Premiere)

  • Ben Johnston (*1926)

    string quartet No. 4 (1973)

  • Barbara Buczek

    II. string quartet – “Trasgressio” (1985)

    • Karol-Szymanowski-Quartett:
    • Tomasz Bartosiak – 1st violin
    • Izabela Ceglinska – 2nd violin
    • Jolanta Bartosiak – viola
    • Piotr Sobczak – violoncello

Leopold-Mozart-Saal of the Mozarteum Academy, Mozarteum Academy Salzburg, Mirabellplatz 1, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

Microtonal Music III

  • Ezra Sims (1928-2015)

    Night Piece – In Girum Imus Nocte et Consumimur Igni (1989)

    • Suellen Hershman – flute
    • Katherine Matasy – clarinet
    • Anne Black – viola
    • Michael Curry – violoncello
    • Computer-generated sounds
  • Flight (1989)

    • Suellen Hershman – flute
    • Computer-generated sounds
  • Franz Richter Herf (1920-1989)

    Ekmelischer Gesang, op. 5 (1975)

    • Cynthia Cummings – violin solo
  • Ezra Sims

    Quintet (1987)

    • Katherine Matasy – clarinet
    • Cynthia Cummings – 1st violin
    • Sandra Lechner Kott – 2nd violin
    • Anne Black – viola
    • Michael Curry – violoncello
  • Manfred Stahnke (*1951)

    For Viola sola (1990)

    • Anne Black – viola
  • Ezra Sims

    Two for One (1980)

    • Sandra Lechner Kott – violin
    • Anne Black – viola
  • Night Piece – In Girum Imus Nocte et Consumimur Igni (1989)

    • Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble, Massachusetts

Book
Mikrotöne IV

Report including all lectures of the 4th International Symposium "Microtones" 1991 in Salzburg, Austria, edited by Horst-Peter Hesse, Musikedition Nymphenburg, München, 1993, © Filmkunst-Musikverlag, München.