About symposium

Music as Identity:
Regional Instruments in Changing Contexts

National Gallery in Prague, September 14, 2017

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?


9:00 – 10:30 Panel I: Reflections of Practice

10:45 – 12:45 Keynote: Motonaga Hiromu, Genmyo Iso, Gunnar Jinmei Linder

14:00 – 15:30 Panel II: Instrument in Cultural Change

15:45 – 17:15 Panel III: Instruments of Cultural Identity


This symposium will be conducted in English.

Ticket for the whole  symposium: 270,- CZK (avaliable here)

Important dates

Abstract submission deadline: 31 May 2017 (extended)
Notice on acceptance deadline: 7 June 2017 (extended)
Papers for Review publication deadline: 30 June 2017
Symposium date: 14 September 2017

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


International Shakuhachi Festival Prague 2017 Symposium

Organised by NEIRO Association for Expanding Arts in cooperation with Department of Musicology, Faculty of Arts Charles University in Prague and Department of Music Theory, Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague