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Watching and listening: André Abujamra\'s music in brazilian cinema

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Geórgia Cynara Coelho de Souza
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Doctoral Thesis
Press: São Paulo.
Institution: Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Escola de Comunicações e Artes (ECA/SBD)
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Examining board members:
Eduardo Vicente; Claudiney Rodrigues Carrasco; Irineu Guerrini Junior; Eduardo Simões dos Santos Mendes; Lisandro Magalhaes Nogueira
Advisor: Eduardo Vicente

This study aims to investigate the contribution of the composer, instrumentalist, actor and multimedia artist André Abujamra to brazilian cinema, in reference of the composition of musical soundtracks and its articulation with films they were created for. It was intended to approach the artist\'s career in film from his debut in fictional feature films at the beginning of \'Retomada\' of brazilian cinema (1995), looking for the relationship between the creative process, the diversity of musical references and multifaceted activities in the arts, to verify the characteristics of his film scoring signature. It was an exercise of a film analysis focused on sound and its joints with the image, by relating André Abujamra scores both to other sound elements of the films in which he participates as a composer - pre-existing songs, noises, dialogues, silence effects and others - and to the various visual elements of those films - photography, plans, camera movements, scenarios, film editing and others. From knowing Abujamra\'s carreer and extra-filmic relations between his music and the different contexts and conditions of composition and production for records and films, this study also aims to understand the place of the composer in the filmmaking process in Brazil. It proposes an aesthetic and contextual analysis of fictional feature films whose scores are signed by Abujamra, linked to his biography and Brazilian and foreign theoretical formulations about film sound and music. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/04399-8 - To see and hear: the music of André Abujamra in Brazilian cinema
Grantee:Geórgia Cynara Coelho de Souza Santana
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate