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Portuguese Composers at the World Music Days 2019

The Miso Music Portugal and the Portuguese Music Research & Information Centre – MIC.PT, as the Portuguese Section of the ISCM – International Society for Contemporary Music, are pleased to announce that in the framework of the official application for the World Music Days 2019, which included works by six Portuguese composers, the WMD 2019 jury has selected three compositions: Obsidia – of the invisible sounds or of the audible images (2017), electroacoustic work by João Castro Pinto; Metamorphosis and Resonances for Harp Solo (2017) by Hugo Vasco Reis; and Peaceful Meeting (2016) for cello and double bass by Clotilde Rosa. In total, the organizers of the World Music Days 2019 have received over 500 submissions – 99 works have been selected for performance.
The ISCM World Music Days is an annual event, every year taking place in a different country, being organized to celebrate contemporary music. At the 2019 edition the Festival entitled Through the Forest of Songs will take place in Estonia (Tallinn / Tartu), between May 2 and 10. The organizers of the event, including the Estonian Composers’ Union, emphasize that one of the objectives of the WMD 2019 is to present a programme “reflecting contemporary music in as rich and extensive spectrum, as possible”.


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New Dossier in English . [ka'mi]
Portuguese Composers of the 20th and 21st Centuries

This December, in the context of the series Dossiers . Portuguese Composers of the 20th and 21st Centuries, we provide another online publication – the English version of the Dossier no. 20 dedicated to [ka'mi].
The series Dossiers . Portuguese Composers of the 20th and 21st Centuries, intends to promote the work of Portuguese contemporary composers, constituting an “introspection” in the work of every composer, being simultaneously an encouragement to explore and (re)discover their music, as well as their aesthetic and philosophic reflection. Each Dossier is built of a short biography, questionnaire/interview or musicological article, catalogue of works with two ordinations (by instrumentation and following the chronological order) and discography.

Presently the following Dossiers are available on the MIC.PT:
Dossier no. 1 . Paulo Ferreira-Lopes . Dossier no. 2 . Sara Carvalho
Dossier no. 3 . António Ferreira . Dossier no. 4 . António Chagas Rosa
Dossier no. 5 . Bruno Gabirro . Dossier no. 6 . Christopher Bochmann
Dossier no. 7 . Patrícia Sucena de Almeida . Dossier no. 8 . Miguel Azguime
Dossier no. 9 . Ricardo Ribeiro (PT) . Dossier no. 11 . Pedro Rebelo
Dossier no. 11 . Vítor Rua . Dossier no. 12 . João Madureira
Dossier no. 13 . António de Sousa Dias . Dossier no. 14 . Fernando C. Lapa
Dossier no. 15 . Isabel Soveral . Dossier no. 16 . Tiago Cutileiro
Dossier n.º 17 . João Pedro Oliveira (PT) . Dossier n.º 18 . João Castro Pinto
Dossier no. 20 . [ka'mi]

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Daniel Davis
New Composer Published by the MIC.PT

This December 2018 Daniel Davis has joined the group of Composers Published by the MIC.PT, which presently includes 66 authors.
Born in 1990, this year Daniel Davis has been offered a conditional place for a Doctoral Programme at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, in London – with the support of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Guildhall Research Department – with the composers: Julian Philips and Richard Baker. In the UK he has also been working with the composer Julian Anderson.
Presently the Catalogue of Scores Published by the MIC.PT includes three works by Daniel Davis, and various other works by this composer are being prepared for edition in the following months; Daniel Davis' new scores on the MIC.PT are: analogous from 2015 (DDav0001), for B-flat clarinet; other side... from 2017 (DDav0002), for accordion; and Sonata from 2017 (DDav0003), for violin and piano.

Paulo Jorge Ferreira
New Performers Page on the MIC.PT

From December 2018 the MIC.PT publishes on-line the new Performer’s Page dedicated to Paulo Jorge Ferreira, a preponderant figure in the artistic development of the accordion repertoire in Portugal.
Born in 1966, Paulo Jorge Ferreira has performed solo and chamber music concerts, both at national and international level – in France, Mexico, Belgium, Austria, Italy, Macau, Spain, Hungary, the Netherlands and Germany. He has performed with renowned Portuguese and foreign musicians. As instrumentalist he has also participated in the performance of diverse premieres of works for orchestra, ensemble and chamber music pieces, which include the accordion.
Paulo Jorge Ferreira is professor of accordion at the Superior School of Applied Arts of Castelo Branco and at the National Conservatoire in Lisbon. He frequently participates as jury member at accordion competitions, being also artistic director of the Folefest – Accordion Festival & Contest, and president of the Folefest Association.