Miguel Azguime

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Distinguished for his work’s originality and diversity, Miguel Azguime’s musical world reflects an approach that relies on his multifaceted capabilities as a composer, performer and poet. This threefold activity closely reflects an almost mystical vision of music and art.
Together with Paula Azguime he founded the Miso Ensemble in 1985, a duo recognised by the public and by the critics alike as one of the most important Portuguese contemporary performing groups.
Miguel Azguime’s music relies on aesthetic innovation and freedom, revealing an intensively emotive mix of acoustic instrumental writing and electronics.
Composer and poet, Miguel Azguime relentlessly challenges the boundaries between music, text and drama, hence shaping new grounds in contemporary music and redefining music theatre and opera.
The connections between "Azguime" the composer and "Azguime" the poet and performer, gave birth to a unique text and music relationship, developed in the Electroacoustic Theatre and New Op-Era concepts. The multimedia operas “Salt Itinerary” (2006) and " A Laugh To Cry" (2013) are some of the many works materialisation this idea.
Miguel Azguime’s music has been performed all around the globe by renowned soloists, ensembles and conductors, being regularly presented at some of the major international contemporary music festivals.
Besides his creative work, he his actively engaged in promoting Portuguese New Music, as artistic director of numerous projects, namely Miso Music Portugal, Música Viva Festival, Miso Records, the Portuguese Music Research & Information Centre, ..., and also as researcher.
Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Chamber Group ( 2 - 4 instruments )


Son a ta demeure for clarinet and piano (2015)
Le Feu qui Dort for string quartet (2012)

Chamber Ensemble (5 - 9 instruments)


En Gêne Engin Ni Gemme for ensemble (2015)

Ensemble (Instruments or Voices) and Fixed Electronic Media


De part et d'autre for ensemble and electronics (2014)
Conver(say)tions for ensemble and electronics (2011)
Mestre Gato ou o Gato de Botas B FR for ensemble, reciter and electronics (2009)
O Centro do Excêntrico do Centro do Mundo A for voices and electronics (2002)
O Centro do Excêntrico do Centro do Mundo B for 16 voices (2002)

String Quartet


Le Feu qui Dort for string quartet (2012)

Soloist (Instrument or Voice) and Real Time Electronics


No Oculto Profuso for clarinet and live electronics (2009)
Moment à l’Extrêmement... for cello and electronics (2006)
Du Néant Qui Le Croit for bassoon and live electronics (1994)

Solo Instrument


Soit Seul Sûr de Son for violin (2006)

Symphony Orchestra


Águas Marinhas for orchestra (2005)

Ensemble (Instruments or Voices) and Real Time Electronics


Derrière son Double for ensemble and live electronics (2001)

Soloist (Instrument or Voice) and Fixed Electronic Media


De l’Étant Qui Le Nie for piano and electronics (1998)
Águas Marinhas for orchestra (2005)
Conver(say)tions for ensemble and electronics (2011)
De l’Étant Qui Le Nie for piano and electronics (1998)
De part et d'autre for ensemble and electronics (2014)
Derrière son Double for ensemble and live electronics (2001)
Du Néant Qui Le Croit for bassoon and live electronics (1994)
En Gêne Engin Ni Gemme for ensemble (2015)
Le Feu qui Dort for string quartet (2012)
Mestre Gato ou o Gato de Botas B FR for ensemble, reciter and electronics (2009)
Moment à l’Extrêmement... for cello and electronics (2006)
No Oculto Profuso for clarinet and live electronics (2009)
O Centro do Excêntrico do Centro do Mundo A for voices and electronics (2002)
O Centro do Excêntrico do Centro do Mundo B for 16 voices (2002)
Soit Seul Sûr de Son for violin (2006)
Son a ta demeure for clarinet and piano (2015)