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A critical study of emerging techniques for music analysis of works composed in the XXth-XXIst centuries, and recording of the Solfège De L'Objet Sonore by Pierre Schaeffer with narration in Portuguese

Grant number: 17/07654-7
Support Opportunities:Regular Research Grants
Duration: September 01, 2017 - August 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Arts - Music
Principal Investigator:Adriana Lopes da Cunha Moreira
Grantee:Adriana Lopes da Cunha Moreira
Host Institution: Escola de Comunicações e Artes (ECA). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


This project aims to develop a critical study of emerging techniques for the analysis of musical works composed in the XXth-XXIst centuries, and also to record Solfège de l'objet sonore, by Pierre Schaeffer, with narration in Portuguese language, to be made available at Internet. Based on the four-pronged organization of analytical theories and techniques currently in use, it proposes the critical study of: (1) theories about harmonic transformations, groupings, time, rhythm and form; (2) voice leading theories; (3) teories about spectromorphology and spatiality in acousmatic works; (4) texts about interrelationship between musical composition, analysis, performance and musical perception. There will be examples of musical works by Brazilian composers associated with each strand. This critical study is justified by bringing together in a single work the current theoretical musical framework and contributing to the introduction of Latin examples in this context. The recording of the narration in Portuguese of Solfege de l'objet sonore by Schaeffer is justified by the referentiality of this work, due to the current availability of great written translations into the cultured Portuguese language, due to the lack of musical didactic material for the academic level. In this recording, the French narration will be replaced by the narration in Portuguese language and the original musical examples will be maintained. The recording will be performed at the LAMI-USP studio and will be made available on the websites of the PAM-USP and/or LAMI-USP laboratories. Finally, we intend to contribute to reflections on analytical musical practices. (AU)

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