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Charla de Luiz Naveda : “Experiments, representation and complexity in cross-cultural studies involving music and dance”

Jueves 5 de abril 17:00hs, Salón Azul (piso 5, salón 502) – Facultad de Ingeniería, J. Herrera y Reissig 565

El Instituto de Ingeniería Eléctrica de la Facultad de Ingeniería de la Universidad de la República invita a la siguiente charla : “Experiments, representation and complexity in cross-cultural studies involving music and dance” por Luiz Naveda

Abstract :

The observation of recurring phenomena is a fundamental scientific practice that allows scientists to uncover mechanisms hidden in the physical, biological, cultural and even artistic contexts. However, the scientific discourse imposes limitations that hide certain types of phenomena and knowledge, such as the recurrent parallelism between music and dance in the cultures. In this exposition, we describe attempts to build datasets, represent and analyze music and movement across different musical cultures. We explore scientific approaches that offer less restrictive conditions for scientific observation and, consequently, result in more complexity and challenges in the representation of the knowledge. These approaches were applied to cross-cultural and gender studies involving Latin American dance and music cultures.

Bio :

Luiz Naveda is a professor at the State University of Minas Gerais (Brazil). He holds a technical degree in electronics (1994) a bachelor in music (UEMG, 1999) and a master in music performance (UFMG, 2002). During his doctoral and post-doctoral studies in Musicology at Ghent university (2011, promoter: Marc Leman) he worked on the connections between music and dance in the Afro-Brazilian Samba. In the last years, he has published on a range of topics that include musical gesture, dance studies, timing and microtiming, music education, computer music, interactive systems, among others. Luiz also works as an independent artist, in consulting and development of software and hardware for interactive and musical applications, art installations and music research. More information at http://naveda.info