Symposium Speakers

  • Klara Böhm

    Klara Böhm

    Klára has been interested in the in-depth exploration of human psyche since a very early age. Her curiosity resulted in studying single-subject psychology at the Prague School of Psychosocial Studies, where she also participated in psychotherapeutic training.

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  • Martin Tesák alias Maok

    Martin Tesák alias Maok

    Maok was exposed to music from an early age through his father and grandfather. At the age of thirteen he started playing guitar, which was also the first time he experienced an altered state of consciousness. This experience was so powerful that it influenced his future musical direction. Some of his compositions are inspired by…

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  • Genshin Seian

    Genshin Seian

    The present leader or kansu, 看主, of the group reestablishing the Komusō-Shakuhachi tradition and compiling the present repertoire of koten-honkykoku

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    A composer of music focused primary on reducing the means and transparence of structure.

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  • Ing. MgA. Tomáš Reindl, Ph.D.

    Ing. MgA. Tomáš Reindl, Ph.D.

    Composer, multi-instrumentalist, tabla player, pedagogue, musicologist

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  • Matthew Noone

    Matthew Noone

    An Irish researcher and composer

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  • Gunnar Jinmei Linder

    Gunnar Jinmei Linder

    Kinko-ryū Shakuhachi Shihan (Chikumeisha) MA in Kinko-ryū Shakuhachi (Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku) PhD in Japanology (Stockholm University)

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  • Saikawa Buntai

    Saikawa Buntai

    The artistic director of the Gyosan-ryū Tendai Shōmyō ensemble and phenomenal liturgist

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  • Mendel Kaelen

    Mendel Kaelen

    Introducing the keynote speaker of the ISFP 2023 Symposium: Music and the Altered States of Consciousness Mendel Kaelen, PhD, whose contribution can be heard on June 1st, 2023.

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  • Lydia Snyder

    Lydia Snyder

    Lydia Snyder is an instructor of world music at Kent State University in Ohio, where she completed her master’s degree in Ethnomusicology in 2019.¨

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  • Mgr. Oldřich Poděbradský Ph.D.

    Mgr. Oldřich Poděbradský Ph.D.

    Oldřich Poděbradský got his Ph.D. in ethnomusicology at Faculty of Humanities, Charles University for his work Soundscape of Prague Psychedelic Guitar Rock Scene under the supervision of doc. PhDr. Zuzana Jurková Ph.D.

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  • Balakrishnan Raghavan

    Balakrishnan Raghavan

    Balakrishnan Raghavan is an accomplished musician, researcher, and educator.

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  • Mgr. Veronika Seidlová Ph.D.

    Mgr. Veronika Seidlová Ph.D.

    Veronika Seidlová earned her Ph.D. in anthropology at the Faculty of Humanities (FHS), Charles University in Prague (2016).

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