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Departamento de Comunicação e Arte | Universidade de Aveiro
Campus Universitário de Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
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In 2019, Lino Pinto started the Doctoral Program in Music, specialization in Music Theory and Analysis, at the University of Aveiro (UA), with the aim of contributing to the analysis and dissemination of 20th century portuguese classical music. He was born in Vila Real, taking his first musical steps in Banda de Música de Mateus. In 1991 he concluded the clarinet course at Fundação Conservatório Regional de Gaia (FCRG) in Prof. Saul Silva's class. In 1999 he graduated in Composition under the guidance of Prof. Cândido Lima at Escola Superior e Artes do Espetáculo (ESMAE). In 2005 he completed his Master's Degree in Music Composition at UA under the guidance of Prof. Isabel Soveral. He has actively participated in several seminars in the area of Musical Direction: in 1991, with Maestro Ivo Cruz; in 1994, with Maestro Gerald Kegelmann; in 1995, with Maestro Omri Hadari.

His activity has been developed mainly in the pedagogical area at FCRG, in the teaching of Analysis and Composition Techniques, Musical Formation and Music Ensemble, at the Conservatório Regional Gaia, and Musical Analysis and Instrumentation at the Conservatório Superior de Música de Gaia. In the performative area he directed for some years the Wind Orchestra of FCRG and several philharmonic bands. During several seasons he was part of the Contemporary Vocal Music Group directed by Maestro Mário Mateus. In the field of composition his work is characterized by sounds coming from specific sets of notes, rhythms and textures, induced by geometric processes. He was awarded with honorable mention in the 1st National Contest of Thematic Composition for Amateur Choirs/97. He participated in the Festival Internacional de Electroacústica – Música Viva/99 and 2000 with the works Clavistar and Punctusciber. In the project "Postais de Portugal" from EPTA-Portugal (Portuguese Association of Piano Teachers), he presented two pieces for piano, selected for the 2006 Congress held in Madeira. He has collaborated with the Youth Choir of FCRG in the elaboration of orchestral arrangements of operettas, and harmonization of traditional songs. Highlights include: Isonomias para Violoncelo e Piano (2011), premiered at Prémio Jovens Músicos by Fábio Pinto and Pedro Borges at Casa da Música; Cadentes Cadências for Solo Violin (2014), premiered by João Castro at ESMAE; Clavistar 2, for Clarinet and Electronics, premiered in 2017 by Diogo Taveira at ESMAE; and, Spirals - snare drum duet (2018), premiered in 2019 by João Nuno and João Vieira at FCRG.

Ciência Vitae | ORCID
Doctoral Project
A Música para Bailado em Frederico de Freitas: contextualização e análise musical
The study of traditional music stimulated and influenced the works of some composers during the 20th century. In order to disseminate and analyze the classical music of Portuguese composers, the work of Frederico de Freitas (1902-1980) was selected as a good example. This project aims to develop a study on a fundamental part and identity of the work of this composer. The object of the investigation will consist of the musical analysis of seven ballets: Ribatejo; Muro do Derrête; A Dança da Menina Tonta; Imagens da Terra e do Mar; Nazaré; A Dama de Pé-de-Cabra and Farsa de Inês Pereira. These will also be contextualized with the respective era, with the cultural policies of Estado Novo and with the multifaceted production of Frederico de Freitas. The analytical perspective will consider the dynamic movement of the structural elements of the scores in question, such as textures, timbre and the perception of the articulation of form in time, in line with the theories developed by Wallace Berry, in Structural Functions of Music (1987), and Jonathan D. Kramer, in The Time of Music (1988).