Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Location: Arts Building Music Rehearsal Hall, ARTS 157
Brazilian Topics in Villa-Lobos’ String Quartets
Paulo de Tarso Salles
Dr. Paulo de Tarso Salles is professor in University of Sao Paulo (USP), Brazil, where he teaches Music Theory and Composition. He is taking a sabbatical quarter for finishing a book on Villa-Lobos’ string quartets. Salles' research ranges from Music Analysis to Music Semiotics, and he intends to demonstrate how the structural aspects of Villa-Lobos’ music is associated with the idea of national representation. Salles is the author of “Aberturas e Impasses: a Música no Pós-Modernismo” (2005) [Openings and Deadlocks: Music in Post-Modernism] and “Villa-Lobos: Processos Composicionais” (2009) [Villa-Lobos: Compositional Processes]. He has participated in Conferences in Rome, Porto, Helsinki, Krakow, and in the main universities in Brazil (São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, etc.) talking about Brazilian Music and Music Composition in 20th and 21st centuries.
Free and open to the campus