Born in the city of Natal, State of Rio Grande do Norte - Brazil, Erickinson Bezerra holds a doctorate (PhD) and Master in Orchestral Conducting by the University of Aveiro in Portugal in the Ernest Schelle (Switzerland) and António Lourenço (PT) classes. He holds a postgraduate degree in conducting and chamber music with an emphasis on contemporary music, in the class of professor Dr. André Muniz. In 2009, he acted as assistant conductor of the Chamber Orchestra of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), under the guidance of Professor Dr. Fabio Presgrave. He was discipline monitor of conducting of the Technical, Bachelor and Licenciatura degree in music from UFRN, being awarded by the Dean of Graduation (UFRN). He studied orchestral conducting with renowned conductors, these are: Christopher Zimmerman, Guillaume Bourgogne, Maurice Peress, Jean-Fraçois Rivest, Luiz Carlos Durier, Jocelei Cirilo Soares, Juan Pablo, Isaac Karabtchevsky, Fábio Mechetti. Currently, besides being Assistant Conductor of the UFRN Symphony Orchestra since 2010, he is Conductor and Artistic Director of UFRN's Madrigal and the Rio Grande do Norte State Choir "Canto do Povo". He teaches in the area of conducting in the renowned School of Music of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte.
Beyond the visible: the teaching and performative preparation of the conducting for blind students
We inhabit a reality founded for and by visuality. As a reflection of this reality, discrediting the potentiality of blind individuals due to their inability to see is a still common position. This thought extends to the musical scope, in particular, to the field of Regency, an area considered dependent on vision. In which, one can visualize the inexistence or lack of knowledge of the means and competences, to deal with the concretization of the process of teaching and performative construction of blind students. The reflections that guide the development of this research, through a theoretical and practical articulation, impoverish the perspective of the performative paradigm assigned to / by visuality, supplanting the Cartesian duality of a sectioned mind of the body. The reflections culminate in the development of two technological devices: hardware and software. These devices aim to provide the technical-performative study, autonomy, analyzing the practice and transmitting the corrective feedback necessary for the enhancement of the abilities of the blind students.