ISCM – PORTUGUESE SECTION
Miso Music Portugal is a private non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, development, and dissemination of contemporary music, both Portuguese and International. Founded in the 1980s by composers Miguel Azguime and Paula Azguime, Miso Music Portugal has been involved in various initiatives to support and promote contemporary music.
Some of the main goals and mission elements of Miso Music Portugal include:
Promotion of Contemporary Music: Miso Music Portugal actively supports the creation, production, and dissemination of contemporary music. This includes music of living composers, electroacoustic music, and sound art.
Supporting Portuguese Composers: One of the organization’s core aims is to support and promote the work of Portuguese composers both domestically and internationally.
Education & Outreach: Miso Music Portugal conducts various educational activities to introduce and educate the public, especially the younger generation, about contemporary music.
Festivals & Concerts: The organization is responsible for organizing and presenting a variety of events, including festivals, concerts, and workshops that showcase contemporary music and sound art.
Research & Development: They invest in the research and development of new music technologies and tools, particularly in the realm of electroacoustic music.
Archiving & Documentation: Miso Music Portugal plays a major role in the preservation and documentation of Portuguese contemporary music through its archives and databases within the work of the Portuguese Music Research & Information Centre at mic.pt.
International Representation: The organization represents Portugal in various international networks and music platforms, fostering global connections and collaborations in the contemporary music scene.