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Integrated PhD | Assistant Researcher
Departamento de Comunicação e Arte | Universidade de Aveiro
Campus Universitário de Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
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Alfonso Benetti is an Assistant Researcher at the University of Aveiro/Inet-MD (Institute of Ethnomusicology - Centre for Studies in Music and Dance), in Portugal. In this context, he has developed extensive work on expressivity and piano performance, autoethnography, artistic research and experimentation in music performance - thematic in which is co-author of a project approved for funding by FCT (Foundation for Science and Technology). He is also coordinator of the funded projects Ebony & Ivory – History of piano in Portugal from the second half of the 18th century to the 21st century (CEEC-FCT) and TransVariations – Music Beyond the Limits of Time and Technology (EEA Grants). In addition, he has published articles and participated in several conferences (Portugal, Germany, Brazil, Spain, England, and Belgium), is a member of editorial committees of scientific publications and events, a member of the founding committee of the IMPAR (Initiatives, Meetings and Publications on Artistic Research) and an associate editor and founder of the IMPAR-Online Journal for Artistic Research. Benetti is creator and coordinator of the Xperimus Ensemble - a group of artists/researchers devoted to the subject of experimentation in music performance. As a professional pianist, his artistic production involves concerts, recitals and participation in music festivals in Portugal, Brazil, Germany, England, Austria, Poland, and Norway.