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PhD Candidate
Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas | Universidade Nova de Lisboa
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PhD student in Musicology (Ethnomusicology variant) at the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas (Universidade Nova de Lisboa), institution in which he obtained master's degree in the same scientific area in 2004. After some years dedicated to the urban cultures research, particularly the Marchas Populares de Lisboa (theme of master's thesis), currently develops research in the context of media studies, with the focus on the early days of television in Portugal (1956-1964). Of their publications should be noted: "A vertente musical nas Marchas Populares de Lisboa" in Joana Amaral (ed.) cumpliCIDADE. Câmara Municipal de Lisboa: EGEAC (2007); and "Da Rádio para a Televisão: Modelos e Processos de Produção Musical nos Primórdios da Televisão em Portugal" in Marco Brescia e Rosana Marreco Brescia (eds.) Actas do II EncontroIbero-Americano de Jovens Musicólogos. Tagus-Atlanticus Associação Cultural: Porto, 2014. The main profissional activity has been as a teacher in the Escola Superior de Educação Almeida Garrett (from 2005 to 2013), where he was adjunct professor of Musical Expression and Didactic of the Expressions in undergraduate and master's degree in Elementary Education and Social Education. Between 2008 and 2010, he works as the education director of the music school Musicentro, where he currently teaches classical guitar as an extracurricular activity. He was member of the jury of Marchas Populares de Lisboa from 2008 to 2012. As regards the investigation his works has been developed at the Instituto de Etnomusicologia – Centro de Estudos em Música e Dança (INET-md) since 2004 and has been presenting in national and international conferences.


Doctoral Project



Musical Production in the Begginings of Radiotelevisão Portuguesa (1956-1964)





João Soeiro de Carvalho


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My thesis addresses the musical production on Radiotelevisão Portuguesa (RTP) from the beginning of the experimental broadcast (September 4, 1956), until the use of videotape (early 1964). The field of media, previously defined as the radio, record, film and press, was joined by another element: television. As a mean of diffusion it seems to have had an important role both in disseminating the pre-existing music, continuing the old models and production processes, as in the musical changes presenting musical actors to places where otherwise would be impossible. This study, which focuses on the "screen music", i.e. "the music emanating from a source located directly or indirectly in place and the action of the time" (Chion, 2011, 67), aims to study the importance of presence of music on television based on the analysis of musical production in this new medium. Thus, it is necessary to know who was present on television screens, what kind of repertoire was performed, what kind of programs involved, and what was the weight of the musical programs on TV scheduling. The influence of television both in the media field, to which it belonged since its origin, and outside of it, seems to have gradually increased over the period defined for this study. Television was then a medium that did not just play the music that emerged from the existing means of communication. It seems to have been responsible for changes in both languages already present in film, radio and the disc before its advent; and in the rapid emergence of new musical categories closely associated to television picture. In the national context the media have had little attention from researchers who are dedicated to the study of music, particularly television that has been almost forgotten (Pinto, 2005, 14). Thus, the present research contribution is to provide concrete data and analysis tools that can be useful to researchers, who will look into the music in the second half of the twentieth century in the Portuguese context. It is essential that they begin to take into account the importance of the different media, such as television, on different musical languages.