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Activities of the composers published by the MIC​.​PT

The premiere of the work Trio (2011) for harp, flute and viola by Clotilde Rosa, composer published by the MIC.PT, will take place at the concert which the Lisbon Ensemble 20/21, conducted by Pedro Pinto Figueiredo, will give on February 4 at the National Museum of Ancient Art in Lisbon. The programme of this event, co-organised by the Portuguese Association of Composers, also includes the music by Hugo Vasco Reis, Jorge Peixinho and Virgílio Melo. "To my mind, when a composer makes part of the present context, having the ears open to the modern world, to novelty, and looking for innovation – then everything is fine! There's really good material in Portugal... lots of musicians with lots of talent!" – said Clotilde Rosa in the MIC.PT Interview from October 2017.

A concert featuring works by Christopher Bochmann – including the piece Four Poems (2017), version for soprano and piano –, will take place on February 18 at the Pembroke College in Oxford (the United Kingdom). At this recital the music by this composer published by the MIC.PT will be performed by Danae Eleni (soprano) and Guy Newbury (piano). "I feel very close to Bach’s music: I identify myself absolutely with the idea that music is either an extension of life, or its expression. Fortunately, music can move me deeply – even to tears... having the capacity to create states of mind, perhaps better than any other means of artistic expression" – said Christopher Bochmann in the MIC.PT Interview from June 2014.

The miniature Sublime Volans (2010), for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano, by Patrícia Sucena de Almeida (composer published by the MIC.PT), is included in the concert programme by the Musica QuLacoza Ensemble. The performance will take place on February 8 in Nagoya (Japan) and its repertoire also includes various other miniatures by 20th and 21st composers, including: Aldo Clemento, Enno Poppe, Iannis Xenakis, Mark André and Mark Anthony Turnage, among others. "The composer needs to be reflexive and attentive to the universe of music as well as, in general, to other artistic activities. This can lead him / her towards the development of new concepts and models to apply in his / her future creations. It doesn't mean though that one is to insist on the constant spotlight on the «unique» and new, but rather that the questioning, research and discussion are subjacent to the creative act and the analysis of the «role» to play" – said Patrícia Sucena de Almeida in the MIC.PT Interview from 2015

Cândido Lima is the next invited composer at the MUSIVUS cycle, organised by the Portuguese Association of Composers at the SPAutores in Lisbon – it will take place on February 11. On this occasion, this composer published by the MIC.PT will be having a conversation with the clarinettist Nuno Pinto around the work Ñcàãncôa (& Canto Antigo) for clarinet and spatialisation. "I composed it after seeing on television the first public manifestations of the prehistorical engravings at the Côa Valley. I felt like transforming them into music. The title... I wanted to have a word expressing the singing, so to speak, the human voice and a sonority of something, which has always influenced me a lot – the Non-European cultures..." – says Cândido Lima in the MIC.PT Interview from May 2019. The MUSIVUS project gives the audience a possibility to have contact with the intimate reality either of the creation process of avant-garde music, or of the multiplicity of performative processes implied in the interpretation of recently created works.

Another Antena 2 Recital at the O'culto da Ajuda in Lisbon will take place on February 18 – this time its programme, SOLOS, will be dedicated to the work by Miguel Azguime, composer published by the MIC.PT who in 2020 celebrates his 60th anniversary. The concert will be performed by the four soloists: Elsa Silva (piano), Nuno Pinto (clarinet), Pedro Carneiro (marimba) & Sílvia Cancela (flute); and its programme will include Miguel Azguime's four works: Et s’il à l’issue (ou la flute bien détempérée) (2019) for flute and electronics, Descriptions de la matière (2015) for piano and electronics, No Oculto Profuso (medidamente a desmesura) (2009) for clarinet and electronics and Trabalhos da madeira (2017) for marimba and electronics. Additionally, on February 12 the multimedia opera Salt Itinerary (2003-06) will be performed at the Ionian Academy (Corfu, Greece) by the Miso Ensemble – with Miguel Azguime responsible for the conception, composition of music / texts and interpretation; Paula Azguime for the staging, video composition, electronics and sonic diffusion; Perseu Mandillo for the video direction and IT assistance; and Andre Bartetzki for the video programming.

Two premiere performances of music by Igor C. Silva will take place this month. On February 8, at the Center of New Music in San Francisco, the Areon Flutes will premiere the work We Live in a Bubble (2019) for flexible wind trio and electronics, written by Igor C. Silva within the 2018 Areon Flutes Commissioning Prize. This piece will be presented again on February 27 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (USA). The second premiere will take place on February 18 at the Casa da Música in Porto. At this cine-concert the Remix Ensemble Casa da Música, conducted by Brad Lubman, will perform the new soundtrack (commission – Casa da Música and Philharmonie du Luxembourg), which this composer published by the MIC.PT created for the film O Táxi 9297 by Reinaldo Ferreira (Repórter X) from 1927. Additionally, on February 3, the percussionist Javier Andres will perform the work Drive_! (2013) for vibraphone, multipercussion and electronics at the Music College of Catalonia in Barcelona; and a new EP by the Dutch artist Bec Plexus, with Igor C. Silva's work Hypernormalization (2018) for voice / performer, percussion and electronics, was released in December.

The piece Transparent(e) (2017) by Hugo Vasco Reis will have its first performance in Portugal, after the work's premiere in Boston (USA) in April 2018. The concert which includes this piece by this composer published by the MIC.PT, with broadcast on the Antena 2 and performed by Marina Camponês (flute), Ana Monteverde (viola) and Beatriz Cortesão (harp), will take place at the National Museum of Ancient Art in Lisbon on February 4. Another Hugo Vasco Reis' work, Colors Seen in Silence II (2020), will have its premiere on February 15 at the Municipal Auditorium of Vila Nova de Gaia, by the flutists Marco Pereira and the pianist Lígia Madeira. Additionally, between February 17 and 21, Hugo Vasco Reis will participate in composition conferences and masterclasses at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (Switzerland), which will be led by the composers: Dieter Ammann, Franck Bedrossian and Stefan Prins. The programme of this event will also include the performance of his piece Paisagens, Quero-as Comigo (2019), for flute, clarinet, percussion, harp, piano, mezzo soprano, violin, viola and cello.

The music theatre for children by Jaime Reis, Bartolomeu, o voador (2018) in memory of Bartolomeu de Gusmão and José Saramago, for children choir, narrator, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and electronics, will be presented on February 19 at the O'culto da Ajuda in Lisbon. The performance of this work, with staging by Ruben Saints, will be realised by the pupils from the Artistic Music School of the Lisbon National Conservatoire – the Compasso Choir conducted by Teresa Cordeiro and the young musicians from the Contemporary Music Class directed by Jorge Sá Machado. Additionally, between February 10 and 14, this composer published by the MIC.PT will realise an artistic residency to write a new work, integrated in the project Embodied Gestures: Sculpting Sonic Expression into Musical Artifacts, at the Kunstuniversität Linz in Austria. Also on February 14 his work Sinais no tempo (2007) for guitar and electronics, composed at the LEC – Lab for Electroacoustic Creation by the Miso Music Portugal, will be performed in concert at the Nossa Senhora do Cabo Music School in Lisbon.

The work Singularity (2019) for cello and electronics by João Pedro Oliveira is included in the concert programme of the 22nd International Course of Instrumental Technique and Improvement organised by the ARTAVE and CCM. This event will be taking place between February 4 and 8 in Santo Tirso (Portugal). The piece by this composer published by the MIC.PT will be performed on February 7 by the cellist Miguel Rocha. "The meaning of the musical discourse doesn't interest me a lot. Independently of the metaphors which can be invented in order to define the interaction between the music and the one who's listening, I believe that it becomes useless if it doesn't provoke emotions in the listener" – said João Pedro Oliveira in the MIC.PT Interview from December 2017.

A Story from Africa (2018) is a short film by the American director Billy Woodberry, with the original music and sound design created by António de Sousa Dias. This film produced by the Divina Comedia Lisboa and already exhibited last year at the 69th Berlinale Forum Expanded, will have its New York premiere at the MoMA – Museum of Modern Art (USA), on February 9 and 15. "My work for the cinema and audiovisual projects constitutes an important source of influence, as I transfer some musical aspects to the universe of image and vice-versa: for example, some research in the figure-background or field-space relationships, etc." – said this composer published by the MIC.PT in the Interview given to the Portuguese Music Research & Information Centre in April 2017.

Ricardo Matosinhos, composer published by the MIC.PT and horn player, is one of the musicians invited to minister the 22nd Instrumental Technique and Improvement Course at the ARTAVE, in Areias, Santo Tirso (Portugal), which will be taking place between February 4 and 8. In December last year Ricardo Matosinhos wrote a new work entitled ARTAVE, op.84, dedicated to the Vale do Ave Professional Artistic School. This piece will be premiered by the horn players participating in the Course, at the closing concert on February 8. The programme of this recital will also include his work B(h)ORN T’WIN, op.72, for horn ensemble.

The madrigal entitled Fecha os Olhos (2020) by Gonçalo Lourenço, composer published by the MIC.PT, will be premiered in the context of the Concert Evoking the Three Fátima Shepherds, which will take place on February 16 at the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary in Fátima. The 2020 hosts the 6th edition of this event having a special meaning for the Sanctuary. The concert will be performed by the Moços do Coro vocal ensemble conducted by Nuno Almeida. Apart from being a composer, Gonçalo Lourenço is also mentor at the Conducere Studio where he teaches choral direction, and professor at the ESART working with the General Choir and the Authentic Choir.
7 / 02, at 1h00 a.m.
In the 1st Person: Jaime Reis

The In the 1st Person cycle, with interviews to Portuguese contemporary composers, proceeds with an interview to Jaime Reis, conducted by Pedro Boléo. Jaime Reis studied music at the Music Conservatory in Seia. He graduated from Composition (Licentiate) at the University of Aveiro, where he studied with Isabel Soveral and João Pedro Oliveira. He also worked with Emmanuel Nunes and Karlheinz Stockhausen. Jaime Reis composes works for different instrumental sets and electronic music. He's also a promoter of contemporary music, as well as organiser of the DME – Electroacoustic Music Days Festival. He has received commissions from various entities such as: the GMCL – Lisbon Contemporary Music Group, Síntese – Contemporary Music Group, Contracello Duo, Borealis Ensemble, UFT / INATEL, International Spring Music Festival of Viseu, Logos Foundation (Belgium), OCA / MAB (Brasil), F.L.S.I. (Paris), etc. Apart form being a composer, Jaime Reis is also research at the INET-md and he has lectured at various schools, such as: the Piaget Institute, FCSH-UNL, EMNSC and the Music Conservatory in Seia. He's also professor at the ESART (Castelo Branco) and the ESML (Lisbon), as well as director of the Lisboa Incomum venue.
21 / 02, at 1h00 a.m.
In the 1st Person: Daniel Schvetz

Another programme within the In the 1st Person cycle, with an interview realised by Pedro Boléo to the composer Daniel Schvetz. Daniel Schvetz was born in Buenos Aires in 1955 and he has resided in Portugal since 1990. He has developed a professional activity in the areas of education, composition and as a pianist. In the beginning he taught piano and conducted choirs at diverse music schools. He also taught the ATC disciplines (Analysis and Composition Techniques), Chamber Music, History of Music and Acoustics. Since 1996 he's been professor of composition at the Music School of the National Conservatory in Lisbon. As a pianist and director he has worked with different ensembles inside and outside Portugal, making arrangements, composing and conducting. Since 1991 he has written and made arrangements of more than 700 works, within different scopes and for diverse instrumental sets, as part of his works as professor at the Chamber Music Class of the National Conservatory in Lisbon, Conservatory in Tomar, Santarém and the Metropolitana school. He has also received multiple commissions form different Portuguese and foreign ensembles and institutions, including music for theatre and dance. Daniel Schvetz maintains a direct relation with Argentinian popular music, having developed diverse projects dedicated to the tango. This Music Today is a great opportunity to get to know better his music and his path.
New scores on the MIC​.​PT
The score edition by the MIC.PT aims at distributing scores of works by Portuguese composers, making them available on-line and thus pro-moting the choice of Portuguese mu-sic among musicians & researchers.

Christopher Bochmann (CB0125)
Quatro poemas / Four Poems (2017) · baritone and piano
Isabel Soveral (IS0009)
Anamorphoses IX (2017) · cello and orchestra
Jaime Reis (JReis0003)
Sangue Inverso: Magnetite (I) (2015) · piano
Sara Carvalho (SC0018)
A hybrid cat hip symposium (2010) · flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano
NEW CDs on the MIC​.​PT
Coro de Pequenos Cantores de Esposende · Coro Ars Vocalis AETERNUM

· Works by: Alfredo Teixeira · António Pinho Vargas · Helena Venda Lima · Osvaldo Fernandes · Paulo Bastos · Telmo Marques

Author's Edition
Finos Raios de Luz                                            >> see work
Linea                                                                  >> see work
17 / 01, Municipal Youth Centre in Vila do Conde
Hugo Vasco Reis · Portuguese guitar vos sourires.
17 / 01, O'culto da Ajuda, Lisbon
Luís Soldado
What's the hurry?
17 / 01, Sá de Miranda Municipal Theatre, Viana do Castelo
Nuno da Rocha
23 / 01, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon
Gulbenkian Choir; Gulbenkian Orchestra; Nuno Coelho · conductor; André Hencleeday · multi-instrumentalist
Brieff für Teresa
24 / 01, Municipal Youth Centre, Vila do Conde
António José Oliveira · cello
Pedro F. Finisterra
28 / 01, Casa da Música, Porto
Cristiano Rios · percussion

Sound and Music in Cinema: the Portuguese Case – it's the title of the conference which Helder Filipe Gonçalves will give in the framework of the Researchers Assembly no. 141 at the CIJVS – Prof. Doutor Joaquim Veríssimo Research Centre in Santarém. In the music by this composer published by the MIC.PT it's easy to find programatic intentions, as well as the influence of music for cinema and of cinematographic structuring processes. Helder Filipe Gonçalves has been assiduously realising soundtracks for theatre pieces premiered by the Teatro das Beiras (Covilhã). His intention is to give value to the listener's experience as the mean to enrich the sonic results, both metaphorically and / or in the relations with the images and the narrative.

This month Diogo da Costa Ferreira will participate as lecturer in the 21st International Forum of Psychoanalysis, which will be taking place at the Main Auditorium of the ISCTE – Lisbon University Institute, between February 5 and 8. In this context, this composer published by the MIC.PT, will present the communication – Towards a Changing Community: The Contributions of Psychoanalysis to the Processes of Change. The Forum is one of the biggest and most relevant international scientific meetings in the field of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic thought. Apart form composition, Diogo da Costa Ferreira also dedicates himself to teaching, research in philosophy of art and to literary writing as an Effective Member of the Portuguese Writers Association.
Music by Portuguese Composers by the Vertixe Sonora Ensemble · DME Festival

Works by four composers published by the MIC.PT – Lá no Água Grande (2017) by Ângela da Ponte, Cadencias e Interludios / Percurso I (1992) by Enrique X. Macías, adE (2010) by Paulo Ferreira-Lopes and slumscape (2017) by Sara Carvalho –, are included in the concert programme by the Vertixe Sonora Ensemble. The performances will take place on February 21, 22 and 23 in Seia (Municipal House of Culture), Idanha-a-Nova (Raiano Culture Centre) and Lisbon (Lisboa Incomum). The Portuguese tour of this flexible collective, integrating Portuguese and Galician contemporary music soloists, is co-organised by the DME – Electroacoustic Music Days Festival. The Vertixe Sonora's concerts in Portugal, which also include a piece by Juan Camilo Hernández in the repertoire, will be performed by: Clara Saleiro (flute), Pablo Coello (saxophone), Lucía Pérez (cello) and David Durán (piano).
Tribute concert for José Luís Ferreira

On February 26 the ESML – Music College of Lisbon will host an event dedicated to the composer published by the MIC.PT José Luís Ferreira (1973 – 2018). The programme of this concert, performed by the pupils of the ESML José Luís Ferreira Mixed Music Lab, will include the music by José Luís Ferreira, the Lab's pupils, as well as by Claude Debussy and Gesualdo, among others. "Above all José Luís was a person who loved stories – to live and to get to know them. The adventurous component constructing the stories, is frequently very present in José's creative output, constantly leading him to find new solutions, to innovate and to break the rules" – said the conductor Jan Wierzba in the MIC.PT In Focus from March 2019, dedicated to the composer.
MIC​.​PT Highlights
Luís Miguel Leite · New Performer's Page on the MIC.PT

In January the MIC.PT has released a new Performer's Page dedicated to Luís Miguel Leite, a guitarist born in 1993 in Fafe, with a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Minho and a Master’s Degree in Music Teaching from the Institute of Education of the University of Minho. He attended classes and masterclasses with Costas Cotsiolis, Judicaël Perroy, Mak Grgic, Gerardo Arriaga, Pedro Jesús Gómez, Fernando Espí, Dejan Ivanovic, having been distinguished at various classical guitar contests, including: the International Luigi Mozzani Classic Guitar Festival (Italy), the Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga Guitar Competition (Spain) or the Luso-Espanhol Competition (Portugal). Luís Miguel Leite's repertoire encompasses music by various Portuguese composers or residents in Portugal, including: António Pinho Vargas, Daniel Schvetz, Paulo Ferreira-Lopes, Tiago Cutileiro and Vítor Rua. Together with the guitarist José Teixeira, Luís Miguel Leite is presently finalising the recording and edition of the new CD – Portuguese Contemporary Music for Guitar.
21st International Competition
of Electroacoustic Composition
Música Viva 2020

In order to encourage the creation and diffusion of new electroacoustic works, the Miso Music Portugal promotes the 21st International Competition of Electroacoustic Composition – Música Viva 2020. This initiative is directed to composers of all ages and nationalities. Each participant can submit only one work, which hasn't been comercially released and which hasn't been awarded at any other national or international competition. The deadline for the works’ submission is February 25, 2020. The winning work will be announced during the Música Viva 2020 Festival, which will be taking place at the O’culto da Ajuda, São Luiz Municipal Theatre and the Belém Arts Centre in Lisbon, between May 26 and June 7. The Competition Jury is composed of: James Dashow (USA) · Claude Cadoz (France) · Miguel Azguime (Portugal).
SPA / ANTENA 2 Composition Award
9th Edition

The SPA – Portuguese Author's Society and the RTP – Antena 2 (Portuguese National Broadcaster) promote another edition of the SPA / Antena 2 Composition Award directed to Portuguese or foreign composers (residing in Portugal for more than four years), born after January 1, 1985. The Competition's objective is to promote and to encourage contemporary music creation and to disseminate the music by young composers. The applications should be sent by registered mail until July 10, 2020 (date of reception). The competition's results will be announced in August 2020. The works sent for this years edition of the competition should reflect, in some way, the theme of Seas / Oceans. The Awards will be attributed at a ceremony held at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, on September 24, at the opening of the Young Musicians Festival.
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