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Activities of the composers published by the
Ângela da Ponte

The work for orchestra La Mer Soulevée by Ângela da Ponte, composer published by the MIC.PT, makes part of the Oregon Symphony concerts, taking place between October 14 and 16 at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland (USA). The performances also include pieces by Saint-Saëns Shostakovich and they’ll be conducted by Baldur Brönnimann, principal conductor at the Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música. The work La Mer Soulevée, commissioned by the Casa da Música, was composed in 2011, during Ângela da Ponte’s residence at this institution.
Fernando C. Lapa

The work do outro lado da rua for guitar and mandolin orchestra (2017) by Fernando C. Lapa, composer published by the MIC.PT, will be premiered on October 13 at the Cine Teatro Eduardo Brazão, Valadares (V. N. de Gaia), by the Portuguese Guitar and Mandolin Orchestra conducted by Fernando Marinho. This performance makes part of the general programme of the Porto Conservatoire’s Centenary, celebrated during the 2017. The programme includes numerous concerts, recitals, masterclasses and special events with the participation of the Conservatoire’s students as well as Portuguese and foreign musicians.
João Castro Pinto

The Miso Records will publish João Castro Pinto’s solo album, in the new PEN USB format, focused on the composer’s acousmatic pieces, and entitled: ESOFONIA – acousmatic works (1999-2017). The album includes a selection of some of the more poignant works by this composer published by the MIC.PT, created during almost 20 years. The release of ESOFONIA will take place on October 7 at O’culto da Ajuda in Lisbon. On this occasion the Miso Records programmed João Castro Pinto’s monographic concert, whose programme consists of 6 composer’s works, including the premiere of Re-Ciclo (2017). The music will be diffused by the Miso Music Portugal’s Loudspeaker Orchestra.
António Ferreira

António Ferreira’s monographic concert, organised on the occasion of the release of the new album with the music by this composer published by the MIC.PT, will take place on October 14 at the O’culto da Ajuda in Lisbon. The album entitled SoundAbility is released under the Miso Records label in the brand new PEN USB format. The concert, during which the sound diffusion through the Loudspeaker Orchestra will be carried out by António Ferreira, consists of his five electroacoustic works composed between 2002 and 2017, including the premiere of About the Love of Physics (2017) and the Portuguese first auditions of Les Femmes Harmoniques (2002) and About the Shovel and the Atom (2017).
Luís Antunes Pena

The Hunter (2017) for bass clarinet, accordion and electronics is a new work by Luís Antunes Pena, composer published by the MIC.PT, which will be premiered on October 24 at the University of York in the UK. The programme of this concert also includes the work L’accordeon du diable (2006) by João Pedro Oliveira, another composer published by the MIC.PT. It will be performed by Heather Roche (clarinet) and Eva Zöllner (accordion). Another work by Luís Antunes Pena, três quadros sobre pedra (2008), makes part of the spectacle Six Japanese Gardens by Grupo de danza y pecrusión directed by Diego Ventoso. This concert is scheduled for October 29, at the Auditorio de Galicia in Santiago de Compostela.
João Pedro Oliveira

In October João Pedro Oliveira, composer published by the MIC.PT, is invited artist at the Visiones Sonoras 13 festival in Morelia (Mexico). In this context, the world-premiere of his work Neshamah (2015 . version for electronics and dance) will take place on October 13. This performance will include the participation of the dancer Rosario Romero. In the framework of the same festival, on October 14, the violinist Weiping Lin will perform João Pedro Oliveira’s work Magma (2014) for violin and electronics. The composer will also participate in the Visiones Sonoras 13 conference, during which on October 12 he will give a speech on the theme: Gestural Interaction Between Sound and Image.
Amílcar Vasques-Dias

Lume de Chão (2003/04) is a piano cycle by Amílcar Vasques-Dias, composer published by the MIC.PT, making part of the Joana Gama's recitals’ Viagens na Minha Terra. These concerts have been presented by the pianist since 2013, and on October 1, at the Portuguese Music Museum - Casa Verdades de Faria, she will begin a new tour with this programme. Apart from Amílcar Vasques-Dias’ cycle, the recital also includes the cycle Viagens na Minha Terra (1969) by Fernando Lopes-Graça, whose title refers the homonymous work by Almeida Garrett. In October Joana Gama will also present this programme at Casa da Música in Porto (October 3) and in Santa Bárbara de Nexe - Amigos de Música, os Agostos (October 10 & 12). In November Viagens na Minha Terra will be performed in Paris and on the Azores.
Igor C. Silva

The premiere performance of the new work #Locked161 (2017) for jazz improviser, flexible ensemble and electronics by Igor C. Silva, composer published by the MIC.PT, took place on September 7 at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in the Netherlands. It was performed by Luka Ruben Batista (electric guitar) and the students from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, conducted by Jos Zwaanenburg. In September the work #Locked161 was also presented at the Amsterdam Blue Note hall. Another Igor C. Silva’s piece Smart-alienation (2016), for flexible ensemble, electronics and video will be performed by the Vertixe Sonora Ensemble at the Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea in Santiago de Compostela. The programme of this concert also includes music by Daniel Zea, Yannis Kyriakides and Simon Steen-Andersen.
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October 6, 2017, at 1h00 a.m.
Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble
10 years

The 10th anniversary of the Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble is celebrated in October with a concert at the O'culto da Ajuda in Lisbon, and with the release of a new edition by the Miso Records with performances and commissions by the ensemble to Portuguese composers. In the framework of this anniversary and the new edition we dedicate this first October Música Hoje programme to the music performed by this quintet. For its quality and intensive activity, in the last decade it has become, both nationally and internationally, one of the most acclaimed ensembles in contemporary music, crossing acoustic instruments with electronics.

October 20, 2017, at 1h00 a.m.
Music by António Ferreira

This programme is entirely dedicated to electroacoustic works by António Ferreira, composer born in 1963, who since very early has been interested in the use of computers and digital means in music composition. At the time when the Miso Records releases a new digital album with his works, the Música Hoje invites its listeners do discover the composer's work, including some of his more recent creations. scores
The MIC.PT online Score Catalogue presently contains 971 works by 63 Portuguese composers. The score edition by the MIC.PT aims at distributing scores of works by Portuguese composers, making them available online and thus promoting the knowledge and choice of Portuguese music among performers, ensembles, programmers and researchers. DIGITAL EDITIONS
Fernando C. Lapa . Dossier no. 14
Portuguese Composers
of the 20th and 21st Centuries
. English version

This October, in the context of the series Dossiers . Portuguese Composers of the 20th and 21st Centuries, we provide a new online publication - the new edition in English of the Dossier no. 14 dedicated to Fernando C. Lapa.
Igor C. Silva

September 7, Conservatorium van Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Luka Ruben Batista, electric guitar
Jos Zwaanenburg, conductor
Conservatorium van Amsterdam students
Ricardo Matosinhos

September 10, Woodbury - Peaceful Grove United Methodist Church, the USA
Musicians from the Twin Cities Horn Club
Ângela Lopes
E(H)LLE(M) . Sete momentos em forma de trança

September 21, Banco de Portugal, Lisbon
Duo Contracello
Miguel Rocha . cello
Adriano Aguiar . double bass
Jaime Reis . electronics
Free(dom) of choice

September 23, Echoraum, Vienna, Austria
Ensemble Platypus
Francisca Martins
Puking Inwards

September 25, CMMR2017, Matosinhos, Portugal
Pedro Pereira . alto saxophone
Rui Cunha . baritone saxophone
João Dias . percussion
Carlos Guedes
On the resolution of regional tensions

September 27, CMMR2017, Matosinhos, Portugal
Matosinhos Jazz Orchestra
Portuguese Music on the Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble's 10th anniversary

The programme of the concert on October 21 at the O’culto da Ajuda in Lisbon, marking the Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble’s 10th anniversary, is entirely composed of works by four composers published by the MIC.PT: premiere of Equilíbrio (2017) for ensemble and electronics by Gonçalo Gato, We Are All Made Of Star Dust (2016) for ensemble and electronics by Eduardo Luís Patriarca, Konvolut (2015) for ensemble and electronics by Luís Antunes Pena, and Mestre Gato ou o Gato de Botas (2009) for ensemble, narrator and electronics by Miguel Azguime. The Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble - flute, clarinet, piano, violin, cello & electronics - was founded in July 2007 with the aim to develop and perform a completely new Portuguese repertoire, basing its practice also on the important music repertoire from the 20th and 21st centuries. During the 10 years of its activity, the Sond’Ar-te premiered countless works by Portuguese contemporary composers, joining structurally the acoustic instruments with the electronic means. The anniversary concert will be performed by Silvia Cancela (flute), Nuno Pinto (clarinet), Elsa Silva (piano), Suzanna Lidegran (violin), Filipe Quaresma (cello), Miguel Azguime (narration) and Petter Sundkvist (music direction). The Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble's performance is also organized in the framework of the release of a new edition by the Miso Records, with the ensemble's performances and commissions to Portuguese composers.
DME#55 . The Soundscape Where We Live

The 55th edition of the DME Festival - whose artistic and executive director is Jaime Reis, composer published by the MIC.PT - is entitled The Soundscape Where We Live and constitutes an international event dedicated to soundscape, acoustic ecology and electroacoustic music. The event will be taking place between October 25 and 29 in Lisbon, and it’s organised by the DME/AFEA Festival - Seia Music Conservatoire, in partnership with the Ethnomusicology Institute - FCSH-UNL and ESART-IPCB, being financed in the framework of the European programme Erasmus +, and by the DGArtes - Ministry of Culture (Portugal). The programme of the DME#55 Festival includes conferences, electroacoustic music concerts and artistic installations. The event’s participants are scientists and artists from Portugal, France, Italy, Greece, Spain, Argentine and Canada. Highlights
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