MISO STUDIO was founded in 1995. It is an independent studio for musical creation, production and diffusion, research and development of electronic music and other multi-disciplinary computer assisted creations.
Miso Music Portugal has some other projects directly connected to the Miso Studio, such as the Música Viva Festival (a), Miso Records (b), the sound archives of the Portuguese Music Information Centre (c), educational programmes like the computer music courses or the electroacoustic composition master classes (d) and collaborations with national and international soloists and ensembles to prepare concerts including live electronics (e).
a) Miso Studio’s very first and most important contribution to the Música Viva Festival was the research and software development that brought the first Portuguese “Loudspeaker Orchestra” to light in 1995. Its first concert was included in the Música Viva Festival 1995. The Miso Studio has since improved the Loudspeaker Orchestra, which is nowadays an outstanding sound projection instrument with international recognition.
Miso Studio is also essential in preparing and designing the electronic parts of the works presented during the Festival, be them live electronics or tape. This has been the case for numerous works by young composers, as well as confirmed composers like Emmanuel Nunes, Clotilde Rosa, Cândido Lima, Enrique X. Macías, Isabel Soveral, João Rafel, Pedro Amaral, Pedro Rebelo, etc.
b) As for the publishing project Miso Records, Miso Studio has assured the recordings, editing, master, mixing and production of a good number of CDs, which include monographs of Constança Capdeville, Enrique X. Macías, Miguel Azguime, Christopher Bochmann, among others, and anthologies such as the award winners of the Música Viva Electroacoustic Composition Contest collection.
c) In collaboration with the Portuguese Music Information Centre, Miso Studio has taken care of archiving the recordings of Portuguese works, some of which already have an historic value. The archive includes digitalizing and preservation of the recordings, but also preparing the online display of extracts for promotion and diffusion of Portuguese music.
d) The technical experience acquired over more than a decade is a quality warrant for today’s pedagogic offer that joins both music and technology, organized by Miso Music Portugal. Miso Studio is responsible for the technical support for the computer music courses with Portuguese and foreign teachers such as Tomás Henriques, António Ferreira, Cort Lippe, André Bartetzki, and the composition master classes by Morton Subotnick, Jean-Claude Risset, François Bayle, John Chowning, Barry Truax, among others.
e) One of the Miso Studio’s main activities is preparing electronic parts (computer controlled projection, processing and spatialization) of a significant number of mixed works (music works combining acoustic instruments and electronic means), including works containing multimedia: video, light automation, sensors for live interaction, etc.