MUSIVUS António de Sousa Dias / Pedro Rodrigues
Music today on the first and second person
mūsīvus, a, um, adj. musa, de ou da pertença das musas, artístico
—Como subst.: mūsīvum, i, n., = μουσεῖον, trabalho em mosaico, mosaico
Project MUSIVUS organizes, in an informal context, a conversation between a composer and a performer, open to the public. The first cycle of this project counts with four sessions, that take place at the Auditório Maestro Frederico de Freitas, at Sociedade Portuguesa de Autores, na Av. Duque de Loulé, 31, Lisbon, twice a month.
The theme of these sessions focuses the work of an invited composer to be discussed and performed by an 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.
The third session of the first cycle of this project will be held next 13th November with the presence of Composer António de Sousa Dias, who will be talking with guitar player Pedro Rodrigues, around the work “Va(lé)riation 5b”, for guitar and electronics.
The next session, and the last of this first cycle, that will take place on the 26h November (Monday), will be with Composer João Pedro Oliveira and piano player Ana Cláudia Assis.