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Centro De Documentacao De Musica Contemporanea

Academic journal article Notes

Centro De Documentacao De Musica Contemporanea

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Jose Augusto Mannis, coordinator; Marcos Rogerio Pereira, Webmaster. http://obelix.unicamp.br/cdmc/.

Perhaps the most important site for research into contemporary Brazilian musical life is that of the Centro de Documentacao de Musica Contemporanea (CDMC), which was founded in 1989 as the Brazilian branch of the Centre de Documentation de la Musique Contemporaine--Cite de la Musique, Paris. Its objective is the "documentation, dissemination and promotion of contemporary music." The center, based at the Federal University at Campinas (UNICAMP) publishes the MUSICON: Guia da Musica Contemporanea Brasileira (Campinas, SP, Brasil: CDMC Brasil/Unicamp, 1995-. Biennial. $15.00), a guide to contemporary music which contains in print essentially the same information available at the CDMC Web site for free. The site contains listings of composers, soloists, conductors, chamber ensembles, orchestras, bands, vocal groups, researchers, works lists for composers, media, producers, educational institutions, festivals, centers for documentation, performance sites, supporting institutions, and publishers. It might seem that there is some redundancy here with the VivaMusica site, but it is important to bear in mind that CDMC is focused on contemporary, "new" music. …

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