Charles University Prague, Faculty of Arts, Institute of Musicology, Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Institute of Music Theory, Prague Shakuhachi Festival 2013, and 108 Hz
call for participation at international musicology colloquium

Shakuhachi: Tradition, Transmission, Future


One of the icons of Japanese tradition – the mysterious and legendary bamboo flute shakuhachi, has crossed borders: the borders between present and past, between the East and the West, between nations and cultures. The shakuhachi has become a global phenomenon and all its aspects are currently under scrutiny of international academic research.

All its facets, from the cultural and anthropological to the strictly musicological, are welcome themes for papers and discussions at the symposium hosted by the Institute of Musicology, Faculty of Arts, Charles’ University in Prague. The colloquium will be part of the Prague Shakuhachi Festival 2013 and held from the 23rd till 27th August at the Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Malostranské nám. 13, 11801 Praha 1.

Applicants for active participation are required to send their applications electronically to the colloquium’s secretary – Jakub Míšek (and cc to Application deadline 31.7.2013. The applications must include:

1. Abstract of the paper (350 words max.)
2. Information about the author (name, address, instutions of whcih  he/she is part, and his/her photograph)
3. List of required technical facilities for the presentation (the lecture hall is equipped with a CD and DVD player and a data-projector)

The standard length of the presentations is 20 minutes with additional 10 minutes for discussion. The language of the colloquium is English (if necessary, the organisers will provide translation from Japanese).

Organisational Committee:

Jakub Míšek (ÚTH HAMU)
Doc.Mgr. Vlastislav Matoušek, Ph.D.  (ÚHV FF UK and UTH HAMU)