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Microfest 2020 announcement

Posted by on Nov 5, 2020 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Microfest 2020 announcement

Microfest 2020 announcement

4th international festival of microtonal music   This year was very specific in many ways considering the Covid-Richter scenario but despite all restrictions, and cancellations, it is my pleasure to welcome you at 4th international festival of microtonal music in Zagreb on 5th of December in Culture centar Prečko 2A! These years edition is one day happening featuring only Croatian musicians and lectors for the reasons mentioned above but beside that, what makes miCROfest 2020 specific in relation to first 3 editions is the topic – EAST meets WEST. Microtonal analyses and synthesis of Eastern traditional instruments (Tibetan singing bowls), European classical instruments (strings) and modern technology (synthesizers & samplers) is the main subject of this year festivals concerts and lectures aiming to invite composers and instrumentalist to join this specific microtonal method in writing and performing music. Follow the link to the festival...

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World premiere of “Slavonian dance No.2”

Posted by on Nov 18, 2019 in News | Comments Off on World premiere of “Slavonian dance No.2”

World premiere of “Slavonian dance No.2”

“Slavic Rhapsody” Croatian Radio Television Symphony Orchestra Pascal Rophé, conductor Aleksej Volodin, piano Program:  Zoran Šćekić: Slavonian dance No. 2 (world premiere) Sergej Rahmanjinov: Rhapsody on Paganini’s theme, op. 43 Igor Stravinski: Petrushka (1946.) Video excerpts and photos of the concert accessible on: https://glazba.hrt.hr/558928/simfonijski-orkestar/slavenska-dusa-s-francuskim-temperamentom?fbclid=IwAR047vkUXZxDx2Wn5qVEli92fimEOhXze3KDtCTXmrDnZbU3OqQSo76BhG4 Audio recording of the Croatin radio 3 live transmission of the whole concert accesable by 21st of November 2019 on:...

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“Harmony of dissonance” CD album released

Posted by on Oct 10, 2019 in News | Comments Off on “Harmony of dissonance” CD album released

“Harmony of dissonance” CD album released

Navona Records released CD album “Harmony of dissonance” with the Jazz Orchestra of the Academy of Music in Zagreb, and Harmonija Disonance ensemble. More info @...

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International Ekmelic Music Society releases in 2019

Posted by on Jun 30, 2019 in News | Comments Off on International Ekmelic Music Society releases in 2019

International Ekmelic Music Society releases in 2019

Zoran Scekic’s article “Introduction to the five limit intervals harmony” was published in the book “Mikrotone: Small is Beautiful” and his compostion “Hybrid states” is included on the CD album  “Vom Leben das Beste”. The book and the CD is published by University Mozarteum Salzburg and International Ekmelic Music Society More info @ http://www.ekmelic-music.org/en/disk/vom-leben-das-beste.htm?fbclid=IwAR17d75hBZ_8WY-uw_TdS1UGHTtBtOqXXDDAb62H96D2C5fa6HUwr-Lh9-M...

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World premiere of Zoran Scekic’s new composition on Music Biennale Zagreb

Posted by on Mar 26, 2019 in News | Comments Off on World premiere of Zoran Scekic’s new composition on Music Biennale Zagreb

World premiere of Zoran Scekic’s new composition on Music Biennale Zagreb

This year Music Biennale Zagreb celebrates its 30th anniversary. Composition “Construction 5.1” has been ordered by 30th Music Biennale Zagreb especially for Zagreb Saxophone Quartet featuring American saxophone icon Jon Irabagon on Mezzo Soprano and Soprillo saxophone. Synthesis of written and improvised music, which makes the main subject of this composition, has been approached through several aspects of music: notation (traditional, graphic and hybrid notation), contemporary composition techniques (fragment, object, moment and excerpt), extended saxophone techniques and 30 years of authors experience as a performer of improvised music. Date: 10.04.2019 Time: 21.30h Address: Gavella Drama Theater Frankopanska ul. 10 10000 Zagreb...

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3rd international festival of microtonal music

Posted by on Sep 27, 2018 in News | Comments Off on 3rd international festival of microtonal music

3rd international festival of microtonal music

miCROfest 2018 27 October 2018 @ CeKaTe Park Stara Trešnjevka 1, 10000 Zagreb Program of the festival consist of lectures and concert introducing worldwide microtonal experts offering insights about microtonal composition, theory, instruments, traditional and contemporary microtonal systems, microtonal art and interpretation. Follow the LINK to a detailed program. Entrance to all festival events is free. Welcome    ...

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The harmony of dissonance – The trace of traditional singing’s

Posted by on Mar 3, 2018 in News | Comments Off on The harmony of dissonance – The trace of traditional singing’s

The harmony of dissonance – The trace of traditional singing’s

Concert The harmony of dissonance was born as a result of artistic research and new study programs and programs at the Music Academy. Unlike the concert repertoire that the ensembles of the Musical Academy represented during the cycle of Lisinski Sabbath, Harmony of Dissonance is a program step forward in the neglected and unexplored sphere of Croatian traditional singing. Ethnomusicologists Joško Ćaleta and Mojca Piškor, saxophonist Saša Nestorović and arranger Zoran Šćekić signed this unique project and an exciting concert experience. The harmony of dissonance – The trace of traditional singing’s concert had it’s première on the 4th of November 2017 at the Concert hall Vatroslav Lisinski in...

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miCROfest 2017 program

Posted by on Sep 19, 2017 in News | Comments Off on miCROfest 2017 program

miCROfest 2017 program

miCROfest is an international festival of microtonal music aiming to create an opportunity for the public to encounter microtonal music, microtonal instruments and theories of microtonal music. This year, as one of the few events across Europe, miCROfest is part of the EUROMicroFest. Festival mission is to present program ranging from lectures held by ethno/musicologists that present traditional music systems up to lectures & workshops held by worldwide microtonal experts that offer insights about contemporary microtonal instruments and theory; highlight of the program are concerts presenting both traditional and contemporary microtonal art and interpretation. This year’s program starts on 27 October with two blocks of concerts including various tuning systems with genera from traditional, contemporary classical, jazz to free improvised music. Not only it’s a rare opportunity for the public to hear live performances of traditional and contemporary microtonal music, we are inviting interested musicians to join the FREE JAM SESSION with our guests from Poland, at the end of the evening. Second day of the festival is dedicated to the lectures, open discussion & exhibition. Leading worldwide microtonal music experts will hold lectures for all interested composers, musicians, instrument builders and enthusiastic amateurs.  We are inviting interested public to seize the opportunity to hear more about possibilities of writing and performing music in different tuning systems for instruments like harp, guitar, voice and to maybe even get the answer to the question: Why Microtonal Music? miCROfest 2017 is organized by CAMA – Croatian Association for Microtonal Art, with support from the Republic Croatia Ministry of Culture, Zagreb – City council for culture, Croatian Composers Society, Austrian Culture Forum and in partnership with Culture of Change – SC. Artistic director of the festival and CAMA president is Zoran Šćekić, contemporary, jazz and microtonal composer. Follow the link:  detailed program of miCROfest 2017 and join us on 27 & 28 of October 2017 @ &TD Zagreb....

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Hybrid Harp Tuning @ MIKROTÖNE ~ SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL symposium

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Hybrid Harp Tuning @ MIKROTÖNE ~ SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL symposium

Hybrid Harp Tuning @ MIKROTÖNE ~ SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL symposium

International symposium MIKROTÖNE ~ MICROTONES SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL is a biennial event of the International Ekmelic Music Society organized in co-operation with the Mozarteum University Salzburg and in partnership with ConTempOhr and with EUROMicroFest 2017. Symposium included Paper Presentations, Workshops, and Concerts focusing on Microtonal Music. Zoran Scekic has held a lecture “Hybrid harp tuning” where he explores the melodic, harmonic and en-harmonic possibilities of the harp tuned in Just intonation. This kind of tuning produces 21 different pitch per octave and structure of the intervals differ from equal temperament to Just intonation. Sum or difference between equal temperament and Just intonation intervals results in large number of hybrid intervals that are becoming available on harp tuned in the manner....

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Zoran Scekic @ XIII Moscow International Slavic Musical Festival

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Zoran Scekic @ XIII Moscow International Slavic Musical Festival

Famous Moscow International Slavic Musical Festival was organized for the 13 year by the famous School of Arts named after M.A. Balakirev, between 18 and 21 of May 2017. Festival program included contest of young musicians, concerts, exhibitions, cultural programs for participants and guests, meetings in the cultural centers of Slavic countries, round table meetings for the exchange of teaching experience, master classes with the participation of prominent artists and distinguished guests of the Festival.   Zoran Scekic, as a representative artist from Croatia, was a member of the jury for some of the contests and was holding a master class about microtonal music.  ...

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