Ever since its inception, CMMAS has been able to generate a space for reflection and analysis in pursuit of strengthening the incorporation of the artistic community to society. By means of innovative proposals supported by a critical and constructive position we reach every significant goal in each of our focal points:
1. Professional training activities.
CMMAS has contributed by complementing the traditional music education in Mexico by means of formal teaching of music technology applied to creative artistic processes. It opens new creative and work-related perspectives for budding young Mexican artists such as:
Masters’ Degree courses
“Prácticas de Vuelo”; Young composers strengthening programme
2. Activities to promote Music and Sound Art.
CMMAS has turn into a permanent space that broadcasts presently in Mexico and abroad, the most innovative music and sound art manifestations through different activities:
-International Music and New Technology Festival Visiones Sonoras:
-International CMMAS/NWEAMO 2007 Experimental Music Festival:
-Michoacan International Contemporary Music Festival
-International Music Forum “Manuel Enriquez”
-Other concerts and artistic performances in Mexico and abroad
-Recordings and activity registry are available in CMMAS’ web page:
3. Activities realized by Creativity Promotion
CMMAS is consolidated as the main option in Mexico for the promotion of Music and Sound Creation with new technologies. It facilitates the necessary venues and human resources to foster artistic projects that will enrich the cultural panorama of the community it belongs to and to Mexico overall.
In this line of work the following activities are underlined:
Visiones Sonoras. International competition for Electro-Acoustic Composition
4. Research Activities
Generating and exchanging knowledge on Music and Sound Art has been one of the activities where CMMAS is constantly avant-garde in teaching and innovating music with new technologies.
In this line of work CMMAS has developed the following activities:
-Research activities with post-graduate students with the cooperation of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (National Autonomous University of Mexico; UNAM by its initials in Spanish)
-Work presentation by CMMAS faculty members in national and foreign festivals, among others we underline:
Visiones Sonoras Festival (Mexico),
NWEAMO Festival (United Sates of America), WOCMAT Festival (Taiwan), Transitio Festival (Mexico), ICMC Festival (Ireland), Spring Festival in Havana (Cuba) and Electro-Media Works Festival (Greece), among others.
Work presentation by CMMAS faculty members in national and foreign universities such as Anglia Rusking University in Cambridge (England), Keele University (England), Manchester University (England), National Teacher Training University (Taiwan), Hong Kong Science and Technology University (China), Universidad Claustro de Sor Juana (University Cloister of Sister Juana) (Mexico), Universidad Autónoma de Queretaro (Autonomous University of Queretaro) (Mexico) and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (National Autonomous University of Mexico) (Mexico) among others.
Project ”Souvenir Monarca”. Interactive meeting for controlling audio-visual processes produced in real-time presented for the first time at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Paris during the exhibit “Monarch butterfly sanctuary”. This meeting’s purpose was to launch the candidacy of the sanctuary in order to declare it World’s Heritage.
5. Production activities
CMMAS has been converted into a space where different electronic formats can be produced;
(Compact discs, radio programmes, audio and video DVD’s, web-pages, mp3, etc.)
The objective is to distribute widely and efficiently the works that are been sponsored by the Centre. This is how CMMAS explores the different format characteristics; looking for the ideal way of promoting and spreading the work of those artists that join the Centre. (Works created by students or composers at CMMAS), and collaborating with the production of external projects, no matter the language or musical style.
These are the compact discs available at CMMAS:
Project “RedASLA Vol.2” by Red de Arte Sonoro Latino Americano, an international organization. CMMAS is responsible of the music and materials archive.
This disc features works by composers from different countries in the region with innovative and contrasting proposals on the implementation of musical technology.
“Prácticas de Vuelo 2007” a disc production showing the results of the works by CMMAS and the Michoacan Culture Secretariat class of 2007 scholarship holders.
“BBlind Cciego” a disc produced by CMMAS and fully financed by the Centro de Investigación y Estudios Musicales (Centre for Investigation and Music Studies; CIEM by its initials in Spanish) with electro-acoustic works by Rodrigo Sigal, Ph.D.
CMMAS has created since its inception, international contact and reputation offering unique opportunities that have significantly contributed to the strengthening of music students at Michoacan and other states countrywide.
It offers unique opportunities to acquire invaluable knowledge and experience. Through contact with artists and faculty, local and foreign; they are lead to learn about the diversity of art proposals and to expand their cultural horizon beyond the traditional music education.
CMMAS is an institution unique in the country that aims to promote cultural diversity in the artistic, academic, research and production areas with the participation of national artists and faculty from America, Africa, Asia and Europe.
Mexico is presently going through a cultural activity that celebrates innovation and creativity in its people. In CMMAS we are proud of the role we have in promoting their growth.