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Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble

Chamber Music

Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble - flute, clarinet, piano, violin, cello & electronics

The concert programmes of the Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble are based on emblematic works from the 20th and 21st centuries, as well as on the performance of Portuguese new music. Its complete repertoire can be found on the ensemble’s website, yet the Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble is always open to present new works, in correspondence with the expectations of concert programmers and event organizers. In order to define a particular concert repertoire do not hesitate to contact the Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble directly.

Founded in July 2007, the Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble is an innovative project on the European contemporary music scene - its core structure is the permanent combination of 5 acoustic instruments with electronics. The highest quality of the musicians who integrate the ensemble is accompanied by advanced musical technology, which during various years of research and experience has been developed by Miso Music Portugal and Miso Studio.

Together with the development and performance of new repertoire, the Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble asserts its activity on the important repertoire of 20th century music, performing the emblematic works, which crossed the previous century. At the same time  the ensemble is open to proposals of repertoire, which correspond to its base instrumentation, with the possibility of inviting other musicians.

Within this project Miso Music Portugal established a programme of commissions for new works in order to develop the repertoire for this kind of formation and contributing in an active way to the promotion of Portuguese musical creation. The International Composition Competition “Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble – Chamber Music with Electronics” takes place every year, in this context.

Since its first performance at the Música Viva Festival in 2007, the Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble has been giving concerts in the principal Portuguese concert halls (Casa da Música, Centro Cultural de Belém, Mosteiro dos Jerónimos,...). It also asserts an importanrt international career with concerts in Paris, Warsaw, Berlin, London, Bilbao, Toulouse, Santiago de Compostela, Cuenca and Tokyo, Seoul, among others.

The Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble is a resident ensemble of the Cascais Municipality.

Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble
 on Vimeo:
"Pierrot Lunaire" (Arnold Schoenberg), "Cadavre Exquis" (miniatures), "Derrière Son Double" (Miguel Azguime)