Music as Identity: Regional Instruments in Changing Contexts

ÚHV FF UK je partnerem konference pořádané v rámci International Shakuhachi Festival Prague. Studenti hudební vědy se mohou příprav a konference zúčastnit jako dobrovolníci, za což lze po domluvě uznat předměty Praxe I a II.  Zájemci se mohou hlásit kolegovi Zdrálkovi.

Call for Papers

What are and were the roles of different musical instruments in their communities and how are they changing? What are the key factors enabling and influencing these changes? How does the process of internationalisation of regional instruments and their use in artificial music influence their construction, practice and social status? How do composers influence these processes?

Contributions falling within the field of musicology, ethnomusicology, organology, music theory as well as ethnology, sociology and general humanities are welcome. The scope of the symposium is open to any musical instrument regardless of its region or ethnical origin.

Selected papers with topics falling within the scope of musicology, ethnomusicology, organology and music theory will be published upon peer review in Živá Hudba/Living Music Review, a periodical of the Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. Written papers are not mandatory for presentation at the symposium.

This symposium will be conducted in English.

About International Shakuhachi Festival Prague

The International Shakuhachi Festival Prague 2017 (ISFP 2017,, September 14 – 18, is an event dedicated to cultural and artistic exchange between Japanese and European contemporary music. Over the ten years of its existence, it has become an important artistic, networking and educational platform for musicians, composers, scholars and artists. Its long-term goal is to expand its audience perception for sound.

Important dates

Abstract submission deadline: 15 May 2017
Notice on acceptance deadline: 22 May 2017
Papers for Review publication deadline: 30 June 2017
Symposium date: 14 September 2017

Abstract formal requirements

Range: Maximum 1.500 characters including spaces
Submission: Online here submission form

Paper formal requirements and submission

Please see website of Živá Hudba/Living Music Review
Should you have any questions about the paper publication, please contact Jakub Míšek at

Symposium Fees and Registration

Speaker fee: 100 EUR (includes free ISFP Concert Pass)
Speaker fee, partner universities*: 20 EUR
Visitor fee: 10 EUR

*Charles University, Academy of Performing Arts

Registration online: open soon

Contact Details

Symposium website 
Symposium e-mail address:

Mailing address (not symposium venue):

NEIRO Association for Expanding Arts z.s.
Holandská 1050/48
101 00 Praha 10-Vršovice
Czech Republic

Download Open Call in .pdf here.

Podrobnosti události

Začátek události
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Webové stránky
NEIRO Association for Expanding Arts
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