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Department 58 – International Relations
Department 58 – International Relations


Updated 27-6-2022
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Region Prague
Title of the ProgrammeCulture
Title of the ProjectIn – Composition for sixth-tone harmonium and development and application of educational
Number of the ProjectKU-CA1-018
Project Promoter

Ivan Mikyska

Project Partner from Donor State

Fredrik Rasten Musikk (NOR)

Czech Partner

Czech Radio
National museum


Estimated project duration: 03/2021 – 07/2022

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Target group: General public, music professionals (concerts with debates, master classes, seminar)

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Total Eligible Costs

55 910 EUR


50 319 EUR

Project description:

A new composition for sixth-tone harmonium (the first in over ninety years) and electronic playback, composed by Ian Mikyska and performed by Miroslav Beinhauer, is a key output of the project. Light design by Tomáš Morávek will form an integral element of the live performances.

We intend to organise a world premiere of the composition as well as another all-evening concert within the project. We will make audio-visual recordings of the composition and accompanying activities. It will allow us to reach broader audiences when sharing the project outputs. Accompanying activities focus on two target groups – the general public (a series of six workshops, two debates) and music professionals (two master classes, one networking seminar in Norway).

An informal discussion with the artists, including a special programme (public dress rehearsal) will be part of every live performance. It will give the audience insight into the creative processes of contemporary microtonal and electronic music.

A workshop series, Retuned Ears, will focus on microtonal music, introducing participants to musical concepts from various non-Western cultures. It will contribute to the enhancement of understanding of cultures of national and ethnical minorities living in the Czech Republic.

Master classes on microtonality will develop composers’ and performers’ skills in the composition and performance of microtonal music. A seminar will connect Czech and Norwegian contemporary and microtonal music experts. It will introduce contemporary Czech music to Norwegian professionals, contribute to an exchange of know-how, and create new possibilities for cooperation.

The workshop series and concerts will be organised predominantly in collaboration with the Czech Museum of Music. Master classes and seminar in Norway will be organised primarily in collaboration with Fredrik Rasten Musikk. We will make an audio recording in cooperation with Czech Radio..