Instrumental Fado – A generative Interactive System

[Abstract] Fado was listed as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2011. This dissertation describes a theoretical model, as well as an automatic system, able to generate instrumental music based on the musics and vocal sounds typically associated with fado’s practice. A description of the phenomenon of fado, its musics and vocal sounds, based on ethnographic, … Continue reading Instrumental Fado – A generative Interactive System

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Describing Music: Perception and Metaphor

After a first presentation in a conference in Portugal in January 2011, the subject was totally revised, augmented and improved and led to another presentation and further article in the Conference of the Arts in Society in Berlin, May, 2011. The final version of the article was then submitted to the peer-reviewed journal where was … Continue reading Describing Music: Perception and Metaphor

Bridge through reflections (Fado a ponte e o rio)

Movie by: António Maneira, Ana Cabral Martins, Paulo Rosa, Tiago Videira Subject: Laboratório de Criação Audiovisual Professor: João Mário Grilo PhD Digital Media - UT Austin Portugal 2009/2010 FCSH - UNL The Bridge is the main core and center of our narrative. It is the guideline and a subtle omnipresence that surrounds the everyday stories … Continue reading Bridge through reflections (Fado a ponte e o rio)

Remediating the composer in the era of digital composition

Abstract In this paper an overview of the history of Digital Composition will be presented. It will be exposed the evolution of algorithmic composition since its beginning until our days, two contemporary examples of computer aided composition will be detailed as case-studies, and some of its consequences, and then, based on that, a refection upon … Continue reading Remediating the composer in the era of digital composition

O Artista Cibernético (Master Thesis – in Portuguese)

Após a conclusão dos meus estudos superiores em Música, sempre me revi nas obras de arte de vanguarda e na contemporaneidade, pelo que com um mundo cada vez mais global e uma sociedade de informação cada vez mais expandida, as minhas inquietações começaram a recair sobretudo nos problemas que a estética estaria a atravessar. A … Continue reading O Artista Cibernético (Master Thesis – in Portuguese)