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PhD Candidate
Departamento de Comunicação e Arte | Universidade de Aveiro
Campus Universitário de Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
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Klênio Barros is a music technician (2005), bachelor in Music (2009) and postgraduate in Music (2011) - Interpretive Practices of the 20th and 21st Century -, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN / Brazil). He is master in Music (2014), in a joint between Performance Studies and Ethnomusicology, University of Aveiro (Portugal). Currently, he is a student of the Doctoral Program in Music of the University of Aveiro, in the ambit of Ethnomusicology. Has published academic papers and presented in the area of musical and intertextual analysis, Ethnomusicology, Studies in Performance and Popular Music, in national and international congresses.
Doctoral Project
"Music, jazz and improvisation as mediators in the processes of individuation: the case of big bands Tabajara Orchestra and Matosinhos Jazz Orchestra".
The research seeks to reflect on the processes of individuation in the light of the collective practices associated with jazz performance, in the Brazilian and Portuguese context, making use of the theories of Individual Sociology based on two cases: Tabajara Orchestra in Brazil and, in Portugal, Matosinhos Jazz Orchestra. From the problematic proposal some questions are unfolded. Among them, the main question is: what is the role of the ways of making music in the individuation process of individuals? The central objective of this research is to describe the groups studied from individuals who are socially individualized. To that end, focusing on the work of Danilo Martuccelli (2005, 2007, 2010, 2014, 2012), the notion of "daily challenges" is used as a strategic analytical operator, in the sense of establishing connections between collective transformations and individual experiences. The methodology includes ethnographic study, fieldwork (use of techniques such as interviews and participant observation) and bibliographical and documentary research.