Here is a list of partners of the Finnish Microtonal Society.


Sibelius Academy’s faculty of composition and music theory

Sibelius Academy offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music. You can study either composition or music theory as your main subject. Microtonal music courses are offered bi-annually by composer Juhani Nuorvala.


Korvat Auki Society for Contemporary Music

Korvat auki (’Ears Open’) is a society of young composers and contemporary music enthusiasts based in Finland. We seek to open the auditive landscape with our concerts and other events as well as open the door into composers’ chambers. We cast a spotlight onto the sounding arts lying in the blindsides and rabbit holes.

Korvat Auki Ensemble

Korvat Auki Ensemble is a group performing improvised and experimental music. The ensemble was found in spring 2013 by composer-musician members of Korvat auki association, striving to find a path towards an all-encompassing way of enacting one’s musicianship and exploration of limits beyond conventionality.


Korvat Auki Ensemble performing with Johnny Reinhard (USA) in 2017.


EUROMicroFest by Microtonal Projects

Microtonal Projects was formed by composer Donald Bousted in 2004 with the objective of creating a focus for microtonal music in the UK. Microtonal Projects curated and promoted 4 UK MicroFest events between 2004-2012 in collaboration with Riverhouse Arts Centre in Walton-on-Thames, London Metropolitan University and Kingston University, The Vortex Jazz Club and The Royal Academy of Music. UK MicroFests were performance-focused but also offered an opportunity for composers, theorists and instrument builders to talk about their work. UK MicroFests have attracted audiences and participants from all over the world and have created the opportunity for excellent networking in an informal atmosphere: we are aware of many projects and collaborations which have resulted from such meetings.

In attempting to introduce microtonal music to a wider audience, Microtonal Projects co-curated (with 5 guest artist-curators) 5 Wild Dog events with the support of Riverhouse Arts Centre and The Space in London’s Docklands. These events featured microtonal music alongside live art, film, dance and mixed media.  This approach to curation was also taken in a Late at Tate event – Microtonal – (at Tate Britain, London, curated by Donald Bousted and Stephen Altoft) which attracted an audience of around 2,000 people.

In 2013 Microtonal Projects promoted the first EUROMicroFest as a bi-annual event.

The 3rd EUROMicroFest, EUROMicroFest 2017 (Microtonal Projects and un-sound) took place at E-Werk in Freiburg, Germany (18-20 May, 2017).

The 4th EUROMicroFest is being planned for May 2019.



American Festival of Microtonal Music