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ISFP 21 Symposium

MEETING OF WORLDS: Traditional Instruments and Their Role in Contemporary Composition

September 9, 2021

8:30-9:00 Registration & Coffee Meet and Greet

9:00 - 10:40 Block I

Cultural Feedback Loops and New Approaches to Composing for Koto

Devon Osamu Tipp, University of Pittsburgh, US

Composing for Javanese gendèr barung: helping others understanding its potential

Robert Campion, University of Cambridge, UK

Emerging of Temporis - Solo Cimbalom as an Instrument of Timbre, Rhythm and Gesture Inside a Large Orchestra

Dr. Michal Rataj, HAMU Prague, The Czech Republic

11:00 - 12:00 Main Speaker: Indian Tabla in Contemporary Music

Ing. MgA. Tomáš Reindl, Ph.D., HAMU, Prague, The Czech Republic 

13:30 – 16:30 Block II

Biwa as the Composer's Inspiration

Pavel Nesit, HAMU, Prague, The Czech Republic

Purpose-Oriented Notation for Specific Instrument (with focus on shakuhachi)

Jan Rösner, Academy of Performing Arts, Prague, The Czech Republic

Japanese & Western Art Forms in “THEKEY”: an Immersive Opera

Francesca Le Lohé, UK

Advantages of a Traditional Center for Compelling Modernity: Examining the Roles of Japanese Traditional Instruments in Contemporary Music Through the Analysis of Katsusuke Nakajima’s “Mizu No En”

Dr. Colleen Schmuckal, Tokyo University of the Arts, US / Japan

20:00 Opening Concert of the International Shakuhachi Festival Prague 21

September 10, 2021 ONLINE

9:30 – 10:00 Registration & Coffee Meet and Greet

10:00 – 11:40 Block III

Cimbalom Within the Contemporary Concert Scene

Mgr., Ph.D. Daniel Skála, University of Ostrava, The Czech Republic

Composing with Non-western Instrument in the 21st Century

Prof., Ph.D. Luigi Antonio Irlandini, Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina, Brazil

De-voicing the Koto in Twentieth Century Music

Garrett Groesbeck, Wesleyan University, USA

13:30 - 15:10 Block IV

Te Vārua o te Auahi : Channeling Tahitian Traditional Arts into the Operatic Genre

Dr. Geoffroy Colson, Université de Lille, France

The North Indian Sarode: In-Between and Beyond Traditions

Dr. Matthew Noone, University of Limerick, Ireland

Contemporary Composition for Xiao

Dr. Margaret Collins Stoop, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

15:30 – 16:30 Keynote speaker: Dai Fujikura

The organizer reserves the right to change the program of the Symposium.

The Symposium will be conducted in English and broadcasted online.

Symposium program