International Society for Ecmelic Music
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International Society for Ecmelic Music

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Year of Foundation:  1981


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).


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