eNewsletter INET-MD
November 2007
Nr .2
Salwa Castelo-Branco
Pedro Russo Moreira
Leonor Losa

> Spotlight

> XXIII Conference of the European Seminar in Ethnomusicology

The XXIII Conference of the European Seminar in Ethnomusicology (ESEM) was organized by INET-MD, from 11th to 13th October, at the Rectory of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Founded in 1981 by John Blacking, ESEM is the most important European association of Ethnomusicology gathering ethnomusicologists from several parts of the globe.
The largest scientific meeting in the domain of Ethnomusicology ever organized in Portugal, it gathered 130 participants and 50 papers around the conferences themes:

Music and Dance in Diasporic Communities in Europe
Audiovisual Archives in the 21st Century
Music and Dance in Post-Colonial Portugal and Spain

Philip Bohlman, Professor at the University of Chicago, presented the Keynote Speech on
Herder’s Cid and the Epic of Modern Europe.
The Program Committee of the Conference consisted of Salwa El- Shawan Castelo-Branco (President), Susana Sardo, Daniel Tércio, António Tilly, Martin Clayton and Franck Kouvenhoven.
Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco, Ana Filipa Carvalho and Gonçalo Antunes de Oliveira formed the Organizing committee.
The conference website was designed and maintained by Pedro Russo Moreira, who was part of the organizing team that included Hugo Silva, Leonor Losa, Susana Moreno Fernández, Pedro Nunes, Carla Minelli, Rosa Clara Neves and Isa Peixinho.
INET-MD researchers presented papers and chaired several sessions: Ana Filipa de Carvalho, Ana Paula Batalha, Bárbara Alge, Daniel Tércio, João Soeiro de Carvalho, Jorge Castro Ribeiro, Luísa Roubaud, Maria de São José Côrte-Real, Margarida Moura, Pedro Félix, Rui Cidra, Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco, Susana Moreno Fernández, Susana Sardo.
The Conference was sponsored by the following institutions: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Fundação Luso-Americana para o Desenvolvimento, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Museu do Fado, EGEAC, Carris, Cafés Delta, El Corte Inglês, e Frota Azul.
An extensive report about this event will be published in the online Bulletin of INET-MD, nº1. Some of the papers will be published.

imagesDownload Program, Abstracts ESEM2007

> Multipart Singing in Europe: Historical Trajectories and Current Perspectives

The City Hall of Portel and the Regional Directorate of Culture in Alentejo hosted an international colloquium in Portel from October 4 to 6 (2007) that was organized in collaboration with the Instituto de Etnomusicologia (INET-MD), under the scientific coordination of Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco. Several INET-MD researchers presented papers and chaired sessions in the colloquium: Susana Sardo, Susana Moreno Fernández , Maria do Rosário Pestana and Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco.

Using a multidisciplinary perspective, the colloquium analyzed multipart singing in Alentejo and in other European contexts, focusing on: the geographical distribution of multipart singing in Europe; the historical trajectories of local traditions; the aesthetics, politics, social and musical organization of selected traditions; the relationship between music and text patrimonialization; music change; the resignification of performance practice; and the role of mediators (local collectors, rehearsal masters. etc.).
A report about this event will be published in the online Bulletin of INET-MD, nº1. A book in Portuguese and English containing expanded versions of the papers will be published in 2008.
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> National Conference on Arts Education


The National Conference on Arts Education took place at Casa da Música (Porto), from 29th to 31st October. The participation of artists, educators, and culture specialists from all over the country made this conference a unique opportunity for the discussion of theoretical and methodological approaches to the subject. About 1400 participants attended plenary sessions, panels, round-tables and demonstrations of good-practices. Also, a Vídeo-diffusion over the Internet made possible the access to the conference for many other people.

João Soeiro de Carvalho acted as Commissioner, and António Nóvoa, Salwa Castelo-Branco and José Sasportes were the members of the Consulting Committee. The Portuguese Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Education, and Culture promoted this Conference.

More information available

> TeDance - Technologically Expanded Dance
International Conference
Lisbon, Culturgest, November 22 – 24, 2007


From the 22nd to the 24th of November, Culturgest hosted an International Conference held within the framework of the TeDance project - Technologically Expanded Dance - carried out in collaboration with INET-MD. The project departed from the premise that the real and the virtual world can touch and interact. That is also the unpredictable encounter between dance and technology which draws on new possibilities and aesthetic implications. Some of the questions addressed by the project and in the conference are: What features may arise from the technological expansion of dance? Is there such a complete symbiosis as to lead into the reconfiguration of our notions of stage, body and even Man?
The TeDance conference was organized around paper presentations, discussion panels, installations and performances. It took place in the small Auditorium and Rooms 2,3,4,5 and 6 of Culturgest.

imagesComplete Program, abstrats

> Elections and Awards

> Salwa El-Shawan Castelo Branco

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Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco was elected Vice-President of the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM), the largest North American academic organization in Ethnomusicology, including members form various parts of the world.

> João Pedro Oliveira


The composer João Pedro Oliveira won the 1st prize (ex-aequo with the Italian composer Ricardo Viola), in the 1st edition of Roma Soundtrack Competition, with music composed for the video Bloomy Girls, directed by the Japanese artist Takagi Masakatsu. 70 composers participated in the contest, although only 6 were chosen for the finals that took place in Rome, at the Teatro Vascello, on October 7, 2007. The Jury included composers, film directors and critics. There was also voting through Internet, that was also won by João Pedro Oliveira.

For further information about the Contest and to watch the video, please visit:

The composer also received an Honor Prize at the International Contest of Music for Organ Composition Buen Pastor, that took place in San Sebastian, Spain, with the work Psalmus 23.

>Filipa Lã

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Filipa Lã has recently received an award in the category of best oral presentation among young researchers in the 7th International Conference of interdisciplinary musicology (CIM07 http://www-gewi.uni-graz.at/cim07), in Tallin, Estonia.

The presented work approached the effects of the sexual hormonal variations during the menstrual cycle in the vocal quality and performance of lyrical singers, taking into debate the revision of the concept of “respect days” among music producers, directors, singers and other professionals related to musical performance. The results stimulated a large interest in the interdisciplinary area of music/medicine, and in the fact that a symbiosis between these two areas could contribute to the optimization of musical performance.

Filipa Lã also participated in the 7
th European Conference dedicated to the voice (PEVOC7, http://www.pevoc7.nl/), that took place this year in Groningen, Holland, where she presented the results of a study she conducted on the effects of the 3rd generation birth control pill in the vocal quality of professional singers.
> News

> INET-MD Colloquia Music, Culture and Society , 2007 and 2008

The Program of the Colloquium series Music, Culture and Society of INET-MD for 2007, under Susana Moreno Fernàndez’ coordination, is available on our website >
The 2008 program will be available on the website at the end of November.
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> Doctoral Candidates Forum 2008

The 2008 program of the Doctoral Candidates Forum will be available in INET-MDs website by the end of November. Here

> Music in the World of Islam

The "Conference on Music in the World of Islam" was held in Assilah, Morocco, from 8 to 13th August 2007. Integrated in the 22nd session of the Summer University Al Moutamid Ibn Abbad, it was supported by Assilah Forum Foundation (Assilah, Morocco) and the Maison des Cultures du Monde (Paris, France). This event took place 75 years after the 1932 Congress of Arab Music, which took place in Cairo.


Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco presented a paper entitled Arab music, nationalism, and modernity in twentieth century Egypt. Conference Website

>Sound, Music and the Moving Image

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Manuel Deniz Silva, presented a paper in London at the Senate House in the International Conference “Sound, Music and the Moving Image” organized by the Institute of Musical Research, from 10 to 12 September.
The title of his presentation was
New sounds for a New State: Film music in the Early Years of the Portuguese Dictatorship and the Construction of a Nationalised Soundscape (1931-1938).

>Prof. Rafael de Menezes Bastos at INET-MD


Rafael José de Menezes Bastos, Associate Professor in Anthropology and Ethnomusicology at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), in Florianópolis, Brasil and Researcher of the National Council of Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), is spending three months in Lisbon (September - December 2007), based in INET-MD. He presented lectures and led seminars at the Institute as well as at the Anthropology Department of ISCT, the Instituto de Ciências Sociais, and other institutions in Spain and France. The main purpose of his stay is the exchange of ideas with colleagues and students, and the solidification of scientific exchange with INET-MD and other Portuguese, Spanish and French institutions.
At UFSC, he directs the research group and project entitled “Arte, Cultura e Sociedade na América Latina e Caribe”, sponsored by CNPq, that congregates 22 researchers ( PhDs, and students on the undergraduate and graduate levels) (
http://www.musa.ufsc.br/). His main teaching and research areas include: Ethnology and Ethnomusicology of the Lowlands of South America; Music, Culture and Society in Brazil, South America and Caribbean; Luso-Azorean-Brazilian Studies; Anthropological and Ethnomusicological Theory; and Political Anthropology.
Since the 1970’s, Menezes Bastos has been studying Amazonian Indians (particularly the xinguanos kamayurá), Brazilian popular music, and anthropological theory of music. Since the 1990s, he started research on the descendents of the Azorean population in Santa Catarina. He has published eighty articles and four books, in and outside Brazil.

>INET-MD Bulletin- 1st Issue

INET-MD Electronic Bulletin will be launched in early December.
The first issue will include brief articles by Philip Bohlman, Rafael de Menezes Basto, Daniel Tércio, Susana Moreno Fernàndez, among others.
The INET-MD Bulletin will also include book and record reviews and conference reports with special reference to the ESEM Conference, that took place in Lisbon from 11
to 13 October, and the conference held in Portel, Alentejo on Multipart Singing in Europe: Historical Trajectories and Current Perspectives, from 4 to 6 October. Soon Here

> Launching of the book Ópera do Trindade


The book A Ópera do Trindade: O Papel da Companhia Portuguesa de Ópera na “educação cultural” do Estado Novo, by Nuno Domingos, will be launched in the Teatro do Trindade on December 3, at 18:00. It will be presented by Rui Vieira Nery.
First volume of Músicas, monographic series coordinated by Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco and Susana and published by ASA in collaboration with INET-MD

This book addresses the strategy applied by Estado Novo to popularize opera with the aim of to “educating” the masses. This doctrinal mission was the responsibility of the National Foundation for Joy at Work between 1965 and 1973 with the collaboration of the Portuguese Opera Company.

(more info >)

> Theses Defended

Jorge Moniz, “A folclorização do cante alentejano:Um estudo de caso do Grupo Coral Os Ceifeiros de Cuba (1933-2007),” Master’s in Musical Sciences (Ethnomusicology), advisor, Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco (22 de Novembro, 2007)

Fernando Antônio de Souza, “ ‘Hoje vamos tirar um coco’: perspectivas imaginadas do coco de roda globalizado”
),” Master’s in Musical Sciences (Ethnomusicology), advisor, Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco (12 de Novembro de 2007, 14:30)

Christine Dettman “Que o futuro seja música:
uma etnografia da cultura brasileira em Portugal”, ),” Master’s in Musical Sciences (Ethnomusicology), advisor, Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco (16 Outubro, 2007)

Maria João Vasconcelos “ A Orquestra 12 de Abril: Um agrupamento musical em mudança (2006 -1980)”, Master’s in Musical Sciences (Ethnomusicology), advisor, Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco (19 Julho, 2007)
> Call For Papers

ICTM 40th World Conference
Durban, South Africa
1 to 9 July, 2009
Deadline: not yet available

Musical Structure
Fourth Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology -- CIM 2008
Department of Music Studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki,
2-6 July 2008
Deadline: November 31, 2007

"Formulate with the Greatest Care": Adorno and Performance
Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester (UK),
13-14 September 2008
Deadline: November 31, 2007

IASPM-US 2008 Conference
Global Pop, Space and Place
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
25 to 28 de April, 2008
Deadline: November 1st, 2007

Popular Music Studies: Problems, Disputes, Questions
University of Glasgow,
12-14 September 2008
Deadline: 1 May 2008

British Forum for Ethnomusicology
University of Cardiff
9 to 12 April 2008
Deadline: 14 December, 2007

ICTM Study Group on Applied Ethnomusicology
9 to 13 Jully, 2008
Proposals: Klisala Harrinson at klisala@hotmail.com
Deadline: 15 December, 2007

5th Meeting of the ICTM Study Group “Music and Minorities”
24/ Ma to 1/June, 2008
Deadline: 15 December, 2007

Shake, Rattle: Music, Conflict, and Change
Seattle, Washington
April 10-13, 2008
Deadline: December 17, 2007

Punk: Words, Music, Politics, Influence
Vancouver, BC,
April de 2008/
Deadline: January 4, 2008

Musical Development and Learning
Second European Conference on Developmental Psychology of Music
Roehampton University, London,
10-12 September, 2008
Deadline: January 31, 2008

Popular Music Studies: Problems, Disputes, Questions
University of Glasgow,
12 to 14 de September, 2008
Deadline: May 1, 2008


> Conferences/ Colloquia

Analysing Popular Music in Context, Society for Music Analysis
Autumn Study Day, Liverpool,
November 2007

Art & the Holocaust
Annual Conference, Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association
Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA,
Novembro 2/ 3, 2007

First Conference of the ICTM Study Group for Musics of East Asia (MEA)
Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Shanghai
December, 20/22, 2007

Music on the Edge
International Association for the Study of Popular Music, Australia/New Zealand Branch, Dunedin
November/December 2007

De-Canonizing Music History
International Symposium for Histories of Popular Music, Jazz, and Folk Music, Helsinki,
November/December 2007

Preparing Students for the Post-Classical World: Challenges and Opportunities for Music Institutions
Greencastle, IN,
November/December 2007

The Vision of Murray Adaskin (1906-2002): His Contributions to the Musical Scene of Canada and Beyond,
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada,
November/December 2007

Elgar and Musical Modernism
December 2007

The Art of Record Production Conference 2007
Brisbane, Australia,
December 2007

Inaugural International Conference on Music Communication Science,
Sydney, Australia,
December 2007

First Conference of the ICTM Study Group for Musics of East Asia (MEA), Shanghai,
Dezembro 2007

Chopin in the 1840s: The Last Decade
December 2007

Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations, Convention of the Modern Language Association
December 2007

Lichtung: A One-Day Conference on the Music of Emmanuel Nunes
December 2007

John Rich and the Eighteenth-Century London Stage: Commerce, Magic and Management
January 2008

Royal Musical Association Research Students' Conference
January 2008

Nineteenth-Century American Orchestras
New York,
January 2008

> Music

The CD "Sarau na Corte", was released this year under the label
Numérica with the support of the Portuguese Ministry of Culture .
This CD is dedicated to luso-brasilian ballroom music from early 19th Century, and was recorded using reproductions of musical instruments from that period

Capa CD Sarau na Corte

Helena Marinho (pianoforte), Pedro Couto
Soares (flute,; Rui Taveira (Tenor).

Latest publications

> Manuela Toscano (2007) Manerismo inquieto. Os Responsórios de Semana Santa de Carlo Gesualdo, Lisboa, Imprensa Nacional Casa da Moeda , 3 vols.

Nuno Domingos (2007) A Ópera do Trindade, Lisboa, Edições Asa
(more info >)

> Ethnomusicology Forum
Volume 16 Issue II, 2007.

> Music Theory Online

Volume 13.3, September 2007

> Ethnomusicology Nr. 51 (3) Fall 2007
Index (Soon Available)


> Encyclopedia of Popular Music Picture 1
The 10-volume Encyclopedia of Popular Music is already established worldwide as the most comprehensive reference work devoted exclusively to popular music - and it will be available online for the first time from November 2007! Go>

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