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Annual Report

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  • Please describe your organization’s activities over the past year, including concerts, commissions, collaborations, publications: 

    2019 Annual Report · Miso Music Portugal – MMP (full member of the ISCM – International Society for Contemporary Music, since 2000)

    In pursuing its mission of substantially contributing to the international visibility and projection of Portuguese music, the Miso Music Portugal and the Portuguese Music Research & Information Centre – MIC.PT, have continued its main activities, having developed various new projects:

    1. The organisation of national and international events (concerts, performances...) at the O'culto da Ajuda in Lisbon, including: the Art's Birthday 2019 in January; performances of Portuguese and international improvisers (throughout the year; for example with Ernesto Rodrigues & Carlos Zíngaro); concerts dedicated to children such as the "Contos Contados Com Som" (Sound-Told Fairy Tales) or "Diz-Concerto" (with the Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble); special concerts, including the one on November 9, 2019 "Poland-Portugal", co-organised with the Polish Composers Union and the POLMIC – Polish Music Information Centre; performances where music is combined with other artistic areas (dance & visual arts); the Antena 2 Recitals throughout 2019, with talented musicians performing contemporary music (co-organised with the Portuguese National Broadcaster – RTP); Extraordinary Quartets Cycle (in June 2019); concerts of the Loudspeaker Orchestra; artistic residencies at the O'culto da Ajuda (Drumming – Percussion Group, Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble, Matosinhos String Quartet); among many others;

    2. The 25th Edition of the Música Viva Festival – "The Light at the End of the Tunnel" (May 24-31, 2019);

    3. Commissions. In 2019 the Miso Music Portugal has realised commissions of works to the following composers: António Ferreira – string quartet; António de Sousa Dias – work for  ensemble & live-electronics; Pedro Rebelo – opera; Simão Costa – SAS Orchestra of Radios Collective.

    4. Partner of the European Art-Science-Technology Network for Digital Creativity, supported by the EU Culture Programme.

    5. The release of the monthly MIC.PT Newsletter (in Portuguese and English;, constituting a regular insight in the universe of Portuguese music – activities of composers, performers; announcements of important events dedicated to new music; novelties in the Portuguese new music discography; practical information for composers and musicians concerning courses and workshops, information on the premieres of works by Portuguese composers, ...;

    6. MIC.PT – edition of scores by Portuguese 20th and 21st century composers. Please visit the catalogue:;

    7. The continuous substantial development of the MIC.PT Agenda (, where it is possible to find the most relevant information – including dates, location, programme and performers – on the various events (concerts, performances, ...) dedicated to the music by Portuguese Composers from the 20th and 21st centuries;

    8. Continuation of the series of printed publications (in Portuguese and English) – "Portuguese, 20th and 21st Century Music Notebooks" – dedicated to the work of various Portuguese contemporary composers;

    9. Continuation of the In Focus section on the MIC.PT – every two months featuring one Portuguese contemporary composer;

    10. Regular production for the Portuguese National Broadcaster – Antena 2 of the "Música Hoje" radio programme, dedicated to Portuguese new music. All the podcasts are available on the RTP Play: Throughout 2019 the "Música Hoje" continued the cycle – "Na 1.ª Pessoa" (In the 1st Person), composed of conversations with Portuguese composers, and the ones residing in Portugal, being a platform for their communication with the audience. The interviews are conducted by Pedro Boléo from the Portuguese "Público" Journal;

    11. Regular production, editing and diffusion of filmed conversations with Portuguese composers, available on the MIC.PT YouTube Channel:;

    12. Providing the regular presence and promotion of Portuguese music on social media: · · ·;

    13. Portuguese Composers at the World New Music Days 2019 (May; Estonia). In the framework of the oficial application by the ISCM Portuguese Section (Miso Music Portugal) for the World Music Days 2019, which included works by six Portuguese composers, the WNMD 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.

    These are only some examples of the multiple activities developed by the Miso Music Portugal and the Portuguese Music Research & Information Centre. Please visit our websites: &

  • Please describe your organization's research activities over the past year: 
    The Miso Music Portugal's main research activities concerning Portuguese 20th and 21st Century Music and the work by Portuguese contemporary composers, and the ones residing in Portugal, are being developed in the framework of the Portuguese Music Research & Information Centre – 
 The Portuguese Music Research & Information Centre is a public service project, dedicated to the research, preservation, dynamization, edition and promotion of the Portuguese music patrimony. 
 This project of national importance has also an effective international projection, benefiting widely from its connections as member or partner to several international networks, and thus contributing for the promotion and circulation of Portuguese music in Europe and the world over.
 The website of the Portuguese Music Research & Information Centre, MIC.PT, is a web portal with an extensive database, regularly updated with relevant information on female and male composers residing in Portugal, with focus on the music creation from the 20th and 21st centuries, including the performers of Portuguese contemporary music. The MIC.PT is continuously enriched with new materials, either scores, audio and video recordings, images, or musicological texts, articles, bibliographies and discographies, as well as music reviews.


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