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”.