Mikrotonaalisen musiikin festivaali pidettiin Helsingin keskustassa 17.-19. lokakuuta 2018. Kaksi konserttia, yhdeksän asiantuntijaluentoa ja paneelikeskustelu, joissa perehdyttiin tavallisesta poikkeaviin viritysjärjestelmiin ja niille sävellettyyn musiikkiin.
The festival was concluded successfully. You can find some articles and mentions about the festival below.
Two concerts, nine lectures and a panel discussion exploring new music in alternative tuning systems.
Finnish Microtonal Society, Ears open society and the faculty of composition and music theory of the Helsinki University of the Arts present the MikroFest Helsinki 2018, a three-day microtonal music festival held from Oct 17th to 19th. All events will be held in central Helsinki, Finland.
Artists and presenters include microtonal composer and instrument builder Christian Klinkenberg (BE), musicologist and microtonal music researcher Lidia Ader (RUS), glissando flutist Erik Drescher (GER), Korvat Auki Ensemble, microtonal composers Juhani Nuorvala and Juhani T. Vesikkala, microtonal cellist Juho Laitinen, musicologist and microtonal music theorist Juuso Kunttu, quarter-tone piano developer and pianist Elisa Järvi, instrument builder and zorm artist Juhani Räisänen, mathematician and microtonal music theorist Kalle Aho and composers from the Korvat auki collective Tuomas Kettunen, Teemu Mastovaara and Matilda Seppälä, as well as composers whose works were selected in a worldwide call for works.
See program booklet here: MikroFest Helsinki 2018 program booklet
Wednesday, October 17th – Seminar Day 1 – TUNING IN
10.15-16.00 Microtonal talks. Venue: Auditorium of the Helsinki Music Centre.
• Juuso Kunttu: Differentiating tuning systems and harmonic systems
• Juho Laitinen: Modes of hearing in microtonally tuned intervals – A case study of Marc Sabat’s Les Duresses
• Tuomas Kettunen: Microtonality in my recent works
• Lidia Ader (RUS): Microtonal music from 1910s to 2010s: Russian experience
Wednesday, October 17th – Opening concert
• 18.00-20.00: Bag of tricks, cave of skills – microtonality in improvisation.
Includes microtonal improvised works by Korvat Auki Ensemble, Juhani T. Vesikkala and Juhani Räisänen, zorm. Also includes works by composers Marc SABAT, Tuomas KETTUNEN, Teemu MASTOVAARA and Matilda SEPPÄLÄ performed by Juho Laitinen and others.
Tickets 12€, sold at the venue.
Thursday, October 18th – Seminar Day 2 – UP THE TONE LADDER
11.30-16.45 Microtonal talks. Venue: Auditorium of the Helsinki Music Centre.
• Kalle Aho: An Introduction to 17-Tone Equal Temperament
• Christian Klinkenberg (BE): Combining different microtonal scales
• Juhani Nuorvala: My First Steps in 22EDO
• Elisa Järvi: On a Quarter-Tone Piano
• Erik Drescher (GER): The Glissando Flute
17.00-18.00 Panel discussion moderated by Niilo Tarnanen.
Friday, October 19th – Final concert
• 19.00-21.00 Glissando-flute recital concert, performed by Erik Drescher (GER).
Includes recent glissando flute repertoire and world premieres of microtonal works by Alyssa ASKA (AT/USA), Beatrice BARAZZONI (IT), Adrian DEMOČ (SK), Martin RITTER (AT), Juhani T. VESIKKALA (CZ/FIN), and Sowon YUN (GER/KOR).
Venue: Gallery Myymälä2, Helsinki.
Tickets 10€, sold at the venue.
Location of venues
MikroFest Helsinki 2018 Call for Works Results
Aug/14/2018. The results of our international Call for Works for our Friday 19th concert of MikroFest Helsinki 2018 have been announced. A great number of applications for glissando flute (12 works altogether) awaited the jury. The names of the jury members, names of the selected five composers and their work, and the original rules of the Call for Works can be found from the link below.