Electronic Musicological Review

Volume XI - September 2007

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The fifteen articles featured in this volume of EMR bring original contributions to the areas of Historical Musicology, Musical Analysis, Performance, and Music Technology. In the opening article, Maria Ignez Cruz Mello suggests ways in which Gender Studies paradigms could be applied to music research in Brazil, a still incipient field of study. Marcos Holler and Dalton Martins revisit the musical activities of Jesuits in Brazil, unveiling myths created by Brazilian historians and musicologists in the last centuries. Articles on Musical Analysis gravitate around the application of new analytical methods and new ways of applying traditional methods. Acácio Piedade and Marina Bastos show how topic analysis can be applied to Brazilian Popular Music, and Carole Gubernikoff explores Electroacoustic Music Analysis following proposals by Michel Chion, Bernard Parmegiani and Denis Smalley. On a more historical tone, but still within the scope of Music Analysis, Pablo Fessel explains the origins and the development of the concept of texture in music during the twentieth century. The last section includes articles on Music Technology, from studies on combination between live and electronically mediated performance to the development of a music notation viewer to be used with the software Pure Data.

This is an all-Portuguese issue and we encourage readers who are not familiar with this language to come back next year, as we are planning to include articles in English. If you are a music researcher, please consider submitting an article to our next issue, which will be released by mid-2008. If you do read Portuguese, I hope you enjoy this issue!


Rogério Budasz