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The valorization of the sonorous dimension in instrumental music: a tendency in contemporary Brazilian music

Grant number: 12/09155-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2012
Effective date (End): February 29, 2016
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Arts - Music
Principal researcher:Marcos Branda Lacerda
Grantee:Valeria Muelas Bonafe
Home Institution: Escola de Comunicações e Artes (ECA). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):13/05827-0 - The valorization of sonority in contemporary Brazilian music: research internship abroad, BE.EP.DR


This project addresses a tendency in Brazilian concert music of the 20th and 21st Centuries, bringing together composers who present compositional strategies aimed at the valorization of the sonorous dimension in instrumental music, taking the idea of sound as an important structural element of time and musical form. At first, the work will map a trajectory of this tendency in European music (from Debussy), highlighting a possible reference: the non-Western music. In a second stage, ramifications of this tendency in Brazilian music concert (from Villa-Lobos) will be checked, discussing not only the influences received via Europe but also its relationship with a sonic universe typical of Brazilian culture. This musicological bias will be accompanied by an analytical work, throwing light on some composers and works from which it will be possible to discuss particular compositional strategies associated with this aesthetic tendency. Finally, beyond the musicological and analytical bias, the project includes a laboratory work, proposing a dialogue between theoretical research and practical creative work of the researcher.

Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
BONAFE, Valeria Muelas. -. 2016. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Escola de Comunicações e Artes São Paulo.

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