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Maria Matos Theatre| October 4, 2013 | Joana Sá


Joana Sá’s Interior Monologue
On the Portuguese contemporary music scene the multidisciplinary projects of Joana Sá – pianist, improviser and composer – constitute, undoubtedly, some of the most original and coherent examples of joining various aesthetics. Her latest project, “In Praise of Disorder” (“Elógio da Desordem”), a monologue, built upon various texts by Gonçalo M. Tavares... >> read more

Sá de Miranda Municipal Theatre | March 16, 2013 | Cândido Lima


Alvorada p'ra esse mar (Sunrise for that Sea)
On March 16 the Sá de Miranda Municipal Theatre in Viana do Castelo presented a monographic concert dedicated to Cândido Lima – a form of a preview (pre-listening) of a double CD... >> read more

Casa da Música | March 12, 2013 | Pedro Amaral


Two Contingencies, a Pair of Paradoxes and a Sketch of a Portrait
On March 9 in Zurich the Remix Ensemble gave the premiere performance of “Deux portraits imaginaires” by Pedro Amaral, a work commissioned to the composer by the Casa da Música... >> read more

Teatro Académico Gil Vicente | January 12, 2013 | Patrícia de Almeida and Ian Pace


Contextual Piano
Not only Lisbon and Porto but also Coimbra is an important cultural centre, including for new music, whose example was without any doubt the concert, which took place on January 12 at the Gil Vicente Academic Theatre... >> read more

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation | November 21, 2012 | António Pinho Vargas


Below the Exalted
In the “Requiem’s” modal harmonic structures and language I find references to the music of the Symphony of Sorrowful Songs by Henryk Mikołaj Górecki... >> read more

Casa da Música | November 17 and 27, 2012 | Igor C. Silva, Filipe Pires, Álvaro Salazar


Four Premieres, Three Composers, Two Generations
At two concerts of its most recent programming (November 17 and 27) Casa da Música presented 4 premiere performances of works by Portuguese composers, all of them, in fact, commissioned by the same institution... >> read more

Goethe-Institut, Lisbon | October 1-10, 2012 | Música Viva 2012 Festival - Giving Voice!


Música Viva 2012 at the Goethe-Institut
Two concerts at the Goethe-Institut in Lisbon, on October 8 and 10, concluded the Música Viva 2012 Festival – Giving Voice!... >> read more

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation| October 17 and 19, 2012 | Vasco Mendonça


Group Together, avoid speech
Commissioned by the Gulbenkian Foundation for the 50th anniversary of the Gulbenkian Orchestra, the new work by Vasco Mendonça, “Group Together, avoid speech” was premiered on October 17 and 19, 2012... >> read more

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