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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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Time and Mind – Fifteen Questions Interview with Zoran Scekic

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Time and Mind – Fifteen Questions Interview with Zoran Scekic

Time and Mind – Fifteen Questions Interview with Zoran Scekic

Name: Zoran Scekic Occupation: Guitarist / Composer Interviewer: Lara C Cory Quote: “Just as you can use a shovel to hit someone with, you can use art for whatever you want.” Why: I enjoy the perspective of European artists, who experience the music world in a different way to us here in the UK; different filters, exposures, ways of being. Zoran did not disappoint – his interview is bursting with insight and fresh perspective.” You can read a full interview @...

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The “PARMA Album of the Day” is Croatian composer Zoran Scekic’s debut album JUST MUSIC

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in News | Comments Off on The “PARMA Album of the Day” is Croatian composer Zoran Scekic’s debut album JUST MUSIC

The “PARMA Album of the Day” is Croatian composer Zoran Scekic’s debut album JUST MUSIC

PARMA Recordings, owner of the label Ravello Records that has published Zoran Scekic & Ana Zgur first microtonal music album has made it album of the day. Read more @ https://parmarecordings-news.com/the-parma-album-of-the-day-just-music Muzika.hr says the album should be named “Just Download” and that Scekic “approaches the piano as we have not yet heard, highlighting the beauty of his tone on the delicate and wonderful way.” Find it on Amazon.com, iTunes, and streaming on Spotify.  ...

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Zoran Scekic @ Yasar University

Posted by on Apr 28, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Zoran Scekic @ Yasar University

During the 10th Europe Week & 4th International Music Week at the Yasar University in Izmir, Turkey, Zoran Scekic will hold a Masterclass about Microtonal harmony based on his book Five – Limit Intervals – theory & praxis....

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Chriss Jarret & Abstract Construction Collective @ MBZ 2017

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Chriss Jarret & Abstract Construction Collective @ MBZ 2017

Chriss Jarret & Abstract Construction Collective  @ MBZ 2017

On April 24th 2017 Chriss Jarret, one of the greatest pianists of our time, will perform with Croatian Abstract Construction Collective in the Blagoje Bersa hall of the Music Academy in Zagreb. Abstract Construction Collective consists of some of the most distinguished Croatian jazz musicians: Saša Nestorović (tenor saxophone), Luka Žužić (trombone), Pavle Jovanović (guitar), Ivar Roban Križić (double bass), Krunoslav Levačić (drums) & Zoran Šćekić (modified slide guitar). Here is a video of the band performing Zoran Scekic piece: ‘Construction 3.1.’ A unique symbiosis of contemporary music and free jazz improvisation combined with interpretations of Zoran Scekic graphic scores awaits you on 24th of April at 29th edition of Music Biennale in Zagreb. More info @ http://www.mbz.hr...

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Zoran Scekic composition @ Modèles: Microtonal Music for Violin and Viola

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Zoran Scekic composition @ Modèles: Microtonal Music for Violin and Viola

Zoran Scekic composition @ Modèles: Microtonal Music for Violin and Viola

Zoran Scekic composition will be performed on March 16, 2017, at the concert “Modèles: Microtonal Music for Violin and Viola“ organized by Boston Microtonal Society @Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. This will be the world première of the Scekic’s composition”Tempus Spectrale” for violin and viola. More info about the event and performers: http://bostonmicrotonalsociety.org/index.php/upcoming-events...

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Zoran Scekic compositions to be performed @ 53. Music Festival in Opatija

Posted by on Nov 5, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Zoran Scekic compositions to be performed @ 53. Music Festival in Opatija

Zoran Scekic compositions to be performed @ 53. Music Festival in Opatija

Composition „Tiki“ for solo guitar will have world première by Tomislav Vasilj. This composition is inspired by improvisation and intro into the theme of Joseph Kosma (Autumn leaves) performed by Zoran Scekic and Nenad  Vasilic in 2004 at Royal Garden Jazz Club in Graz. The composition is dedicated to Tihomir Novković. Croatian radio television Jazz orchestra & vocals will première composition „Sphinx Avenue“ , winner of the 3.rd European Bigband composers competition. Jazz orchestra | Andreas Marinello, conductor | Ana Jembrek, soprano | Martina Borse, alto | Siniša Galović, tenor | Želimir Panić,...

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International festival of microtonal music in Zagreb

Posted by on Oct 9, 2016 in News | Comments Off on International festival of microtonal music in Zagreb

International festival of microtonal music in Zagreb

miCROfest is an international festival of microtonal music that will be held on 28 October 2016 at the Music Academy in Zagreb.  The festival aims to create an opportunity for the public to encounter microtonal music, microtonal instruments and theories of microtonal music. Detailed program and information about festival lecturers and musicians is available at the festival page. miCROfest is organized by CAMA – Croatian Association for Microtonal Art, with support from the Republic Croatia Ministry of Culture, Zagreb – City council for culture and Croatian Composers Society. Artistic director of the festival and CAMA president is Zoran Scekic, contemporary, jazz and microtonal composer. key words: Zoran Šćekić, Tolgahan Cogulu, Zlatko Pavlinić, Agustin C.Avilla, Jakša Primorac,  Philipp Gerschlauer, microtonal music,...

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