Música Viva 2014

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Space and time for encounters with contemporary music creation, with focus on Portuguese new music, its composers and performers, within an essential affirmation of its vitality.

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New CD by Miso Records

Miguel Azguime – Chamber Music (mcd035.13)

The Miso Records presents one more new edition, its 5th release in 2014, and another monographic CD dedicated to the work of Miguel Azguime, Miguel Azguime – Chamber Music. The release of this CD took place on October 30, at the inauguration of Miso Music Portugal’s new space, O’culto da Ajuda.

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Sound Walk 2014 - Revolution and Metamorphosis

Miso Music Portugal is pleased to announce the selection of the electroacoustic miniatures, which make part of the sound installation, Sound Walk 2014 - Revolution and Metamorphosis, Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Portuguese Revolution.

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O'culto da Ajuda - Opening

O'culto da Ajuda, situated at Travessa das Zebras, nº 25/27 (next to Calçada da Ajuda in Belém), is a new space for research, experimentation and promotion of projects dedicated to creation, which stimulate the relation between music and theatre, music and space. Our main focus is new opera allied to technological means.
Help us to build this new space... bring your own chair!

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Contos Contados Com Som, Volume II

Contos Contados Com Som, Volume II (Sound-Told Fairy Tales, Volume II) is the new Miso Records edition for children and adults, available at the Miso Records Online Shop. Contos Contados Com Som by the Electroacoustic Theatre company offers an innovative and rich manner of telling a story where it is possible to hear the words' meaning with the help of sounds and music. 

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New Miso Music Portugal Website

This summer the Miso Music Portugal website reveals itself with a renewed layout and new features, which will certainly give a new browsing experience to all its users. Visit our new website and (re)discover Miso Music Portugal activities!

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Call - Electroacoustic Miniatures - Sound Walk 2014

Miso Music Portugal and the Música Viva 2014 Festival announce an international CALL for electroacoustic miniatures for the Música Viva 2014 Sound Walk installation.

Theme: Revolution and Metamorphosis: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Carnation Revolution in Portugal (1974)
Deadline: August 31, 2014

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New CD by Miso Records

Miguel Azguime - music for strings
Miso Records has released a new CD, Miguel Azguime - Music for Strings, with performances of the composer's music by the Matosinhos String Quartet, a unique ensemble whose musicians are "accomplices" to Portuguese music.

Sweet Jasmim

Sweet Jasmin is a new didactic work for cello solo, recently composed by Miguel Azguime. It is a 3-part suite, where each movement has a different difficulty level, encompassing the 3rd and 8th grades of the curricular programme at the National Conservatoire. This piece will be performed by Jasmin de Costa Mandillo, a pupil of the 3rd grade from October 2014, who attends the cello class of André Ferreira.

Portuguese Music in the Festival and Conference Denton

Miso Music Portugal has the Portuguese Federation of the International Electroacoustic Music Confederation will present Portuguese music on the CIME/ICEM Festival and Conference - "Acousmatic Music in the Internet Age". This Festival and Conference will be organized by the University of North Texas College of Music Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia (CEMI).

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New CD by Miso Records and Sond'Ar-te

Portuguese Chamber Works of the XXI

Miso Records and the Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble present the new double CD edition, Portuguese Chamber Works of the XXI, which was released on June 5. This new edition gathers an important number of pieces by Portuguese contemporary composers, most of them commissioned or written for the Ensemble, being an evident manifestation of its devotion to music creation and performance.

Son a ta demeure for clarinet and ciano

At the request of the clarinet & piano duo, that is Nuno Pinto and Elsa Silva (both Soloists of the Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble), Miguel Azguime has composed a piece dedicated to these two exceptional musicians. The world-premiere performance of the new work will take place at the end of October at the O'culto da Ajuda, new Miso Music Portugal venue. The concert will have a live broadcast on the Antena 2.

De Fond en Comble

De Fond en Comble is the title of a new piece by Miguel Azguime for bass-baritone and live electronics, with staging by Paula Azguime. It results from a commission by Nicholas Isherwood for his project Electric Voice. The world-premiere performance of De Fond en Comble will take place at the end of November 2014, within the Música Viva 2014 Festival. The work will be also presented on December 14 in Marseille, at the GMEM (Centre National de Création Musicale de Marseille).

New Piece with Physical Modelling Synthesis (title to be announced)

In the context of European Art-Science-Technology Network, during this year Miguel Azguime is performing an artistic residency at the ACROE Studio (Association pour la Création et la Recherche sur les Outils d'Expression) of the Institut National Polytechnique in Grenoble. Within this residency Miguel Azguime is writing a new electronic work, which employes physical modeling synthesis as its paradigm. For this purpose the composer uses the computer language, Cordis-Anima/Genesis.

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