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DME Festival returns to concerts in Seia

The DME festival will return to live concerts between August 13 and 14, in Seia

The genesis of this festival is related to artistic sharing and the possibility of interaction between musical practices, such as Jazz, Brazilian Music, Acousmatic, video music, or Virtual Reality, as well as the sharing of experiences between local, national, and international musicians.

One of the main foundations of the DME Festival will also take place: the involvement with the local community through a course with students from the Conservatory of Music in Seia and the Professional School of Serra da Estrela.

On the poster are names like Duo Túlio Augusto-Mya Suto, Trio Hasselberg-Harlé-Longo, Tomás Marques Quarteto, Demian Rudel Rey and Clovis McEvoy.

Admission to the concerts is free and tickets must be picked up on the same day starting at 5:30 pm at the ticket office of the Casa Municipal da Cultura in Seia.

Festival DME – Dias de Música Electroacústica – had its first edition in 2003. Since then, it has developed an intense activity of creation, programming and education in the contemporary art music and electroacoustic fields. Under the artistic direction of Jaime Reis, its first edition took place in Poland, but the festival is based in Seia, close to Serra da Estrela, where the Ensemble DME also resides, with 2 published CD’s.

Since 2017, festival DME has a new home – Lisboa Incomum – founded by its artistic director. Now, the artist-in-residence takes place continuously in both cities – Seia and Lisbon. Although the festival’ acts mainly in Portugal, it has travelled through three continents – South America (Brazil and Columbia), Asia (China, Korea, Philippines and Japan) and Europe (Spain, France, Italy, Monaco, among others).

Festival DME is funded by Direcção-Geral das Artes / Ministério da Cultura. Supported by Instituto de Etnomusicologia – Centro de Estudos de Música e Dança (INET-md), Câmara Municipal de Seia, Collegium Musicum – Conservatório de Música de Seia, Lisboa Incomum.

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