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Development of analytical tools in collaboration with the PDS team and the RepMus team at IRCAM.

Grant number: 15/15504-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2015
Effective date (End): September 30, 2016
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Arts - Music
Principal Investigator:Jônatas Manzolli
Grantee:Tatiana Olivieri Catanzaro
Supervisor: Mikhail Malt
Host Institution: Núcleo Interdisciplinar de Comunicação Sonora (NICS). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Research place: Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM), France  
Associated to the scholarship:14/06538-5 - Methodologies of musical analysis based on psychoacoustics, neuroscience and cognitive sciences, BP.PD


This project aims to carry out a research internship at IRCAM between October 1st 2015 and September 30th 2016 under the guidance of Prof. Mikhail Malt and in collaboration with the PDS team (Perception et Design Sonores, headed by Prof. Patrick Susini) and the RepMus team (Représentations Musicales, headed by Prof. Gérard Assayag).Our Post-doctorate project, already approved by FAPESP, dialogues with our PhD thesis, where we presented the techno-scientific context that enabled the emergence of the compositional model that lies at the basis of spectral music at a crossroads between disciplines as diverse as physics, psychoacoustics, electronics, computer sciences and philosophy.The post-doctoral research, started in September 2014 at NICS UNICAMP, proposes to extend these results through the theoretical description, discussion and implementation of a computational analytical tool that allows for the integration of temporal aspects (understood here as the dynamic transformation of the spectral content in its structural constitution) into the fabric of music analysis, just like spectral music did in the field of musical composition. The comprehension of this idea becomes easier when we think that, at the moment that the symbolic language of music was exploded and converged into a writing based on sound, the old problems concerning the permutation of abstract parameters were abandoned in favor of a multidimensional issue related to questions of the physical constitution of the sound considered under a structural perspective in the musical writing.The current state of our research leads us naturally to the request for a BEPE scholarship in order to develop the necessary technical skills for the elaboration of our proposal of a new analytical tool and its subsequent implementation. Among the issues addressed during our internship, we emphasize the examination of morphological structures (bottom-up) and functional structures (top-down) regarding the analysis and their representations. We intend to use a heuristic methodology of computer models and of algorithmic solutions for the representation of data in order to conceive the best graphical tool that can represent a workflow of the musical works analyzed within the scope of our study.

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