Technical specs

Next session: 

February 12th, 2019


Auditório Maestro Frederico de Freitas - SPAutores

Time: 9 p.m.

Duration: 75’

Imagens de Jaime Serôdio e Inácio Ludgero

Music Today on the first and secound person

mūsīvus, a, um, adj. musa, of the  or belonging to the muses, artistic
—As subst.: mūsīvum, i, n., = μουσεῖον, work in mosaic, mosaic

Project MUSIVUS returns for a new cycle, already on the end of January, continuing to present, on an informal context,  a conversation between a composer and a performer open to the public. This  Cycle, like the first, counts with four sessions twice a month, 29 January, 12/26 February and 12 Marsh 2019, at Sociedade Portuguesa de Autores. Next year this project will have three more cycles.

The theme of these sessions focuses the work of an invited composer to be discussed and performed by a invited performer. The main objective of this project is to create a perspective dialogue between creation and interpretation of contemporary vanguard music. At the end of the session, the performer will present the discussed work.


As an activity promoted by the Portuguese Association of Composers (APC), project MUSIVUS proposes to divulge contemporary vanguard music, both in its compositional and interpretative component, focusing particularly on Portuguese music. In this sense, the project offers to a broad public the possibility to contact with the intimate reality both of the creation process of vanguard music and the multiplicity of processes involved in the interpretation of recently created works.

Lisbon Ensemble 20/21

The Lisbon Ensemble 20/21 is a formation without fixed format, dedicated to contemporary music with a standard instrumentation of seven interpreters, a string trio, flute, clarinet, percussion and piano. It was founded in 2003.


The Lisbon Ensemble 20/21 has been active throughout the country, promoting the cultural decentralization and betting on the creation of new audiences. Its programming includes works for musical theater, electroacustic projects, video projects, chamber music and ensemble concerts. Both on tour and as guest ensemble, the Lisbon Ensemble 20/21 has participated in several reference festivals at the national level and performed in some of the most important Portuguese venues.


The ensemble started in 2003, having its first performance at Teatro Maria Matos, in Lisbon. The ensemble has also performed  in  Festival Música Viva in 2004. Since 2007 we have been programmed outside of the country, having as a main objective to spread our work and the work of Portuguese Composers, particularly in Spain and France. The Lisbon Ensemble 20/21 strives to reach the highest levels of authenticity, working in close relationship with Composers. Throughout the years, we have interpreted works by many Portuguese composers, being among them Pedro Rocha, José Mesquita Lopes, José Carlos Sousa, João Quinteiro, Eduardo Patriarca, Jaime Reis, António Sousa Dias, Jorge Peixinho e Emmanuel Nunes.


OpuSpiritum Ensemble

The OpuSpiritum Ensemble is an ensemble founded in January 2017 by young professional musicians who have the desire to promote their work in a context of a double woodwinds quintet chamber music.


The ensemble emerged due to the almost inexistence of this type of ensemble in Portugal, making possible the exploration of existing repertoire and the new creations of contemporary composers. The OpuSpiritum Ensemble can expand to larger formations, perform with soloists or even with other combinations of wind instruments, strings and percussion. The OpuSpiritum Ensemble also aims to explore several  types of music, being able to fit in different types of events and audiences. 


In its short existence, theOpuSpiritum Ensemble performed at the Teatro Loucomotiva and Salão de São Tomás (Coimbra), at Complexo Cultural da Levada (Tomar), at Antigos Paços do Concelho and at Sé Colegiada (Ourém), at Auditório do Mosteiro da Batalha and at Auditório Vianna da Mota (Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa). The OpuSpiritumEnsemble desires the spirit of work and the pleasure of providing something magical and distinct to its audience, always through Music.


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