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The Permanent Seminar of INET-md'sCreation, Performance and Artistic Research group is a forum where all its members (integrated and collaborators) and other researchers from the academic, cultural, and artistic world can present their most current work and ongoing research.
24.04.2024 | 3h00-7h00pm | DeCA Auditorium | Departamento de Comunicação e Arte da Universidade de Aveiro
Free access and in-person 

Sound as Matter: Computation in Music Creation and Performance | round table and concert


The Permanent Seminar of INET-md's Creation, Performance and Artistic Research research group (SemPer) presents a panel and concert dedicated to computer mediation and creation strategies in the works of composers Jônatas Manzolli (INET-md), Sergio Kafejian (INET-md) and Silvio Ferraz (Universidade de São Paulo, USP).
3h00-5h00pm | Round table with Jônatas Manzolli, Sergio Kafejian and Silvio Ferraz.
8h00-7h00pm | Concert with music by Jônatas Manzolli, Sergio Kafejian and Sílvio Ferraz. Participations by Helena Marinho, Hélvio Mendes, Henrique Portovedo and Sofia Serra.
About Jônatas Manzolli
Jônatas Manzolli is dedicated to interdisciplinary research, promoting dialog between science and the arts. His areas of study include Music Composition, Music Computing, Computer-Assisted Music Analysis, and Human-Computer Interaction in Artistic Domains. He holds the position of Full Professor at the Institute of Arts of the State University of Campinas (Unicamp), in the chair of Music Composition. For the last 25 years, he has led research at the Interdisciplinary Center for Sound Communication (NICS/Unicamp). With a team made up of musicologists, composers, performance artists, engineers, and computer scientists, he has co-written more than 250 articles published in renowned journals and conferences, covering various disciplines. As an educator in the Postgraduate Program in Music, he has dedicated himself to training a new generation of researchers, supervising the completion of more than 25 doctorates and master's degrees. Many of his former students hold positions at prestigious institutions in Brazil and abroad. In addition to his academic leadership at Unicamp, Jônatas has collaborated with internationally renowned research centers. He has worked as a visiting researcher at the Institute of Neuroinformatics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology-ETH, Zurich, and the Laboratory of Synthetic, Perceptual, Emotive, and Cognitive Systems (SPECS) at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Barcelona. Since 2016, he has collaborated with the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Music, Media and Technology (CIRMMT) at McGill University. He recently became a collaborator at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behavior, Nijmegen, Netherlands, in 2022. As a composer, Jônatas has built an international career with a focus on creating contemporary music through a multidisciplinary approach that includes electroacoustic elements. His compositions span various forms, including chamber music and orchestral settings. Some of the notable works in his portfolio include “Reflections” for Symphony Orchestra and interactive audiovisual elements (2011), “Cantoria” for String Orchestra (2012), “Chain Reaction” for 21 Cellos (2013) and “Psalm 23” for four Soloists, Choir and Orchestra (2015). He stands out for having composed three operas, among them “Descobertas,” (2016) a multimodal opera integrating chamber orchestra, vocal performance, dance, immersive visual elements in real-time and an interactive sound diffusion system. Another opera, “Paper Birds,” received the “Arts & Arts Literacy” award from the Rockefeller Foundation (2018-2023). Continuously involved in composition projects, Jônatas has created works that establish the link between Art and Science, such as the interactive soundtrack for “Ada: Intelligent Space” (2002), “Re(PER)curso” (2007), which premiered at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona (MacBa), and the “Multimodal Brain Orchestra” (2009), presented at the European Future Technologies Conference in Prague. Jônatas is currently a voluntary full professor at the Department of Computer Engineering (DEI) at the Universidade de Coimbra and carries out research at INET-md, the Departamento de Comunicação e Arte (DeCA) at the Universidade de Aveiro.
About Sergio Kafejian
Sergio Kafejian received his Master's degree from Brunel University (London) and his PhD from UNESP (Brazil). In 2017, he was a Visiting Scholar at NYU Steinhard (NY). Her activities involve instrumental composition, electroacoustic composition, and artistic-pedagogical education projects focused on the contemporary poetics of music. Among the awards he has received are the Prix Residence (1998), Prix pour ouevre electroacoustic avec instrument (2008) - both at the Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Competition (France) - the Funarte Classical Composition Awards (2009, 2014) and the Gilberto Mendes Orchestral Composition Award (2008). He worked as a pedagogical coordinator at EMESP (São Paulo State Music School) from 2010 to 2015, and also as Artistic Director of Camerata Aberta, an ensemble dedicated to 20th and 21st century music, with which he toured internationally four times and won the Bravo Cultural (best CD of 2011) and APCA (best program of 2010) awards. He has been a professor at Faculdade Santa Marcelina (FASM) since 2001, teaching Composition, Contemporary Music, Electroacoustic Music, and Music Analysis. He is currently doing a post-doctorate at the Department of Communication and Arts at the University of Aveiro as a researcher associated with INET-md.
About Silvio Ferraz
Silvio Ferraz (1959) is Professor of Composition at the University of São Paulo (USP). Between 1998 and 2013 he taught at the University of Campinas and the Catholic University of São Paulo. He was the artistic and pedagogical director of the Campos do Jordão Festival (2009-2010) and the São Paulo State Music School (2010). He was the founder and first artistic director of the Camerata Aberta group (2010). With work and production awarded the Vitae Prize (2003), the Zeferino Vaz Prize (Unicamp, 2011) and the CNPQ Productivity Scholarship (Brazil), he is also the author of the books Music and Repetition (1997), Book of Sonorities (2004) and Time-Music: The Collisions of Chronos-Caos (2023). He studied composition with Willy Correa de Oliveira, Gilberto Mendes, Brian Ferneyhough and Gérard Grisey. Since 1985, his works have been performed in Brazil and abroad, in collaboration with Grupo Novo Horizonte, Camerata Aberta and Abstrai Ensemble (Brazil), Arditti String Quartet and The Nash Ensemble (England), Ensemble Contrechamps (Switzerland), Ictus and Het Spectra (Belgium), New York New Music Ensemble (USA). A CNPQ researcher, he develops projects in the field of contemporary music composition, with an emphasis on studying the implications of the concepts of time and energy in music from the late 20th and 21st centuries. He is a visiting professor at CESEM and the University of Évora with support from the São Paulo State Research Foundation (Fapesp), CNPQ and the University of São Paulo.