Microtonal Talks @ EUROMicroFest 2017

Fr., 19 May, 2017

2pm-6pm Microtonal Talks – FREE ADMISSION



— 14h Agustin Castilla-Avila (SP/AT)

The Microtonal Guitar  
— 14h30 Christopher Watford (USA)
The Microtonal bassoon 
a more detailed explanation of the instrument’s microtonal functionality in the context of Chris’ concert the previous day – with demonstrations
 — 15h Stephen Altoft (UK/DE)
Eighth-tones on the Flugel horn
— 15h30 Tassos Tataroglou (GR/CH)
The Microtone-Duplex is a trumpet with integrated keys for microtones, a slide
mechanism attached to the tuning slide of the instrument and a second bell.
16h00 Pause
— 16h30 Casey Hale (USA/UK)
19-div through its temperaments
— 17h Michael H. Dixon (AUS)
Tuning the Horn: composing and performing in extended just intonation.
— 17h30 James Batty (UK)
The Golden Ratio Project: James will introduce the album he’s currently working on for retuned acoustic piano and strings.

EUROMicroFest 2017 Programme


Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany


(running throughout) Ephraim Wegner, May 2017


––––Mon. 15th May,


E-Werk, Kammertheater

Stephen Altoft (Trumpet) & Ephraim Wegner (Live Electronics)

works by Todd Harrop, Casey Hale, Donald Bousted and others.




Concert tickets: 15€ / 10€

Talks, Lectures und Presentations: Entrance Free

Sponsors: Kulturamt Stadt Freiburg, Carl-Schurz Haus, Musik Gillhaus, Sparkasse Freiburg




EUROMicroFest, 18- 20 May, 2017 – Festival Programme:

––––Th., 18 May 

8pm Pre-concert Talk: Stephen Altoft, Project Director and Donald Bousted, Artistic Director

8.30pm Christopher Watford (USA), Bassoon + Stephen Altoft (DE/ UK), Flugelhorn

works by Liza Lim, Jason Eckhardt, Katarina Miljkovic, Pierluigi Billone and Donald Bousted

––––Fr., 19 May

2pm-6pm Microtonal Talks

Composers, Musicians, Guests give an insight into the world of microtonal music

Entrance Free

8.30pm Microtonal with a beat

Sevish (UK), Composer of microtonal electronic music

Michael Dixon (AUS), Horn

works by Michael Dixon and Donald Bousted

––––Sa., 20 May

6.30pm Keynote Lecture: “Das Kreuz der Verlobten“- the story of a microtonal opera

Christian Klinkenberg (BEL), Composer

Entrance Free

8.30pm duo Contour plus:

Stephen Altoft (UK), 19-div Trumpet and Lee Ferguson (USA),malletKat and percussion

Casey Hale (USA), 19-div Guitar, Jan F. Kurth (DE), Voice

works by Casey Hale, Jan F. Kurth and Donald Bousted

Followed by a microtonal Jam Session with Festival Musicians and Guests.

EUROMicroFest 2017

Microtonal Projects and our partner un-sound are delighted to announce that the EUROMicroFest2017 Freiburg event will be take place from 18-20 May at E-WERK in Freiburg, Germany. It will focus on 72- division, 19- division and just tunings. It will feature the bassoonist Christopher Watford (USA), the hornist and composer Michael H. Dixon (AUS) and duo Contour (Stephen Altoft, microtonal trumpets, and Lee Ferguson, percussion) (GER) with guests vocalist Jan F.Kurth (GER) & guitarist Casey Hale (USA).Keynote Lectures will be given by electronic composer and YouTube artist Sevish (UK), as well as jazz musician and composer Christian Klinkenberg (BEL). As usual, there will be the opportunity for composers, musicians and instrument builders to give short about their work, for which a separate call will be made.

To make a proposal to present to the MicroFest email: 


EUROMicroFest 2017

EUROMicroFest 2017

2017 will once again be EUROMicroFest year!

The way it works is that we organise our own event and co-ordinate with other microtonal centres and concert promotors to present a year-long focus on microtonality in Europe.

Our own event is scheduled for 18-20 May, 2017 at E-WERK, in Freiburg, Germany – full details will be released as soon as funding is in place.

If you are interested in being a Partner by organising a conference, festival or concert as part of EMF 2017 please do get in touch: info.microtonalprojects [at] gmail.com

Microtonal Projects offer assistance with advertising through our internet presence and our extensive mailing list, as well as the opportunity to be part of a network, which can benefit – among other things – funding applications.

Should you wish any existing events featuring microtonal music to be advertised on our Facebook page, please do send details.

Our current Partners include the Ekmelic Society, Salzburg, Austria (Salzburg Microtonal Symposium) and the MiCROfest in Zagreb.

For details of our event in 2015 see Forgotten Spaces.

Forgotten Spaces rehearsals: EUROMicroFest 2015