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Towards an Anthology of Portuguese Renaissance Music

Artistic Residency - Porto, 14th February – 28th July 2024.


for singers and renaissance instrumentalists (ex. cornetto, recorder, dulcian, viola da gamba, etc.)

Candidates should submit an audio portfolio, their CV, a motivation letter, and a non-edited video performing 10-15 minutes of music from ca. 1450-1650.

All material should be sent to polyphonia.esmae@esmae.ipp.pt before the 30th September 2023.

Large files should be sent as shareable folders (onedrive, googledrive, etc.).


ESMAE is organising an extended artistic residency (5 months) to explore the music from Portuguese manuscripts and prints circa 1500-1700, the vast majority never performed in modern times. To that end, we are selecting 5 musicians[1] – singers or instrumentalists – with previous experience in performing renaissance polyphony. The artists will receive circa200h mentoring hours from prof. Pedro Sousa Silva (ca. 180h), prof. João Pedro d’Alvarenga (ca. 10h), and other researchers from CESEM.

The work will be conducted in 4 stages: 1. Introduction to the Aural Method (the non-formal learning method that will be used); 2. Individual and collective development of the Aural Method and exploration of repertoires; 3. Public presentations in Portuguese monuments; 4. Recording of at least 2 albums with unpublished music from Portuguese manuscripts and prints.

The Portuguese renaissance ensemble Arte Minima is a partner in the project, and artists will integrate the ensemble's activities scheduled for the period.


Artists will receive free accommodation in individual studios or apartments, and a mobility grant that includes a travel allowance and a daily allowance of 25€.  The residency is funded by the program Creative Europe.


[1] Artists should have residence in a EU country (except Portugal) or in a non-EU Participating Country in the Creative Europe Programme.

More info: https://www.arteminima.org/residency

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