XI Meeting for Researchers in Musical Poetics of the 16th, 17th and 18th Centuries – Constructing Beethoven

In 2020, the Meeting for Researchers in Musical Poetics of the 16th, 17th and 18th Centuries advances to its 11th edition. In a pandemic context and need for social isolation, our program will be based exclusively on remote activities, helping us to promote the disclosure of academic and artistic works related to the proposed theme and to encourage new research and studies in historical musicology and early music practice areas, preserving both individual and collective health.

The celebration of the 250th anniversary of the composer Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) is conceived as the theme of the event, from which the main activities to be proposed must derive. From a hermeneutic perspective, we must ask ourselves: Is there a relationship between the composer’s life and work? Can relationships be established between old and current conventions guiding his music practices? How earlier musical styles could have influenced the composer’s production? What could “archeological” and philological studies of Beethoven’s musical production tell us? What can we recover from the ruins of his work and how can it help us (re)build an understanding of this composer and his work?

Our guests and partners – Brazilian, Argentine and Uruguayan researchers, among others – will help us in this mission, contributing with their studies, references and reflections as a means to feed the debate and expand our listening, executing, appreciating and understanding possibilities. Certainly, we will have an exciting, stimulating and challenging event!

Call for Papers

The XI Meeting for Researchers in Musical Poetics of the 16th, 17th and 18th Centuries will have place for the presentation of research results in video format, to be transmitted asynchronously during the event’s programming, and to be published later as a scientific paper in an academic journal (4’33” –On-line Musical Research Journal, National Arts University, UNA, Argentina).

Submissions can be written in Portuguese, Spanish or English and must be sent by email to the event’s Scientific Committee. Proposals must not exceed 4,000 words and comply with the guidelines available below.

Proposals will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee for an ultimate decision. The selection process will comply the following schedule:

08/28/2020 – opening for submissions;

10/26/2020 – deadline for submissions;

11/06/2020 – accepted submissions to be informed by e-mail.

11/27/2020 – final version’s submission deadline for the text to be published.

Criteria for papers selection:

  1. Pertinence: it must contemplate the event’s theme;
  2. Quality: it must comply with the current scientific standards
  3. Relevance: it must contribute to the event’s goals;
  4. Deadlines: only proposals submitted by October 26, 2020, by e-mail, will be evaluated.

Formatting guidelines for paper proposals: FORMATTING STANDARDS 4’33”Download

Send proposals to: retoricamusical2020@gmail.com

Authors of accepted submissions will commit to produce a video presentation of up to 15 minutes, following the guidelines that will be released soon. Videos must be sent to the scientific committee until 11/16/2020.

Meeting Schedule:

All activities will be transmitted via internet on the day and time indicated below. The links will be available here on the website on the date of the event. Other activities will be announced soon.

Monday, November 23 – 20h00

Lecture: Baroque, Neo-Baroque and other ruins

Lecturer: João Adolfo Hansen (USP/UNIFESP – Brazil)

Tuesday, November 24 – 20h00

Debate: Traces of the past in musical reconstruction

Debaters: Carlos Iafelice (UNESP – Brazil), William Coelho (USP/OSESP – Brazil) 

Mediator: Cassiano Barros (UDESC – Brazil) 

Wednesday, November 25 – 20h00

Debate: The role of instruments in Beethoven’s reinterpretations 

Debaters: Eduardo Monteiro (USP – Brazil), Javier Toledo (UDELAR – Uruguay) 

Mediator: Gabriel Pérsico (UNA – Argentina)

Thursday, November 26 – 20h00

Debate: The multiple times in Beethoven’s time

Debaters: Cassiano Barros (UDESC – Brazil), Yara Caznok (UNESP – Brazil) 

Mediator: Fernando Cardoso (USP – Brazil)

Friday, November 27 – 20h00

Debate: Beethoven – revisiting the relationship between biography and work

Debaters: Mário Videira (USP – Brazil), Sandra Giron (UNA – Argentina)

Mediator: Paulo Kühl (UNICAMP – Brazil) 

Organizing Committee

Profa. Dra. Mônica Lucas (USP)

Prof. Dr. Cassiano Barros (Udesc)

Prof. Dr. Fernando Luiz Cardoso Pereira (USP)

Prof. Dr. Gabriel Persico (UNA)

Scientific and Artistic Committee

Profa. Dra. Mônica Lucas (USP)

Prof. Dr. Cassiano Barros (Udesc)

Prof. Dr. Fernando Luiz Cardoso Pereira (USP)

Prof. Dr. Gabriel Persico (UNA)

Prof. Dr. Paulo Mugayar Kühl (Unicamp)

Prof. Ms. Carlos C. Iafelice (Unesp)

Profa. Dra. Patrícia Michelini (UFRJ)

Profa. Dra. Nathália Domingos (UFRN)

Prof. Dr. Luiz Henrique Fiamminghi (Udesc)

Prof. Dr. Marcos Pupo Nogueira (Unesp)