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Integrated | PhD Candidate
Departamento de Comunicação e Arte | Universidade de Aveiro
Campus Universitário de Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
Tel: (+351) 234 370 389 (ext. 23700)


Associate member of the Order of Musicians of Brazil - OMB - since 1998. Graduated in Psychology at the Lutheran University of Brazil - ULBRA (2005). Founding member and liberal professional of Espaço Atitude - Clínica e Cultura (2008). Master in Social Psychology held at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS - researching the production of meaning involved in sound expression with the group Corpo, Arte e Clínica (2011). Associate member of the Brazilian Music and Art Association - ABRAMUS (2011). Works as a performance and recording musician in Portugal since 2012. Completing a PhD in ethnomusicologyat the University of Aveiro, researching "live Brazilian music" performance as musical work in its clinical and political developments. In March 2016, he published his master's thesis - Musicalidades: o Som e o Sensível - by Apprise publisher throughout Brazil. Works mainly on topics involving live music and clinic. 
Doctoral Project
Ordinary Emotions: Affective work in Brazilian music live performance in the city of Porto


Maria do Rosário Pestana


This study addresses the performance work with "Brazilian music" that takes place in the nightlife of the city of Porto, presented in "Iive music" spaces, such as bars, nightclubs, restaurants, among others. When approaching this "live" music practice, I investigate how this type of musical work is carried out and sustained, considering that musicians and producers operate a network that hire musical services.

To what extent is this practice established as work, profession and career for a musician? How do musicians enlist skills and competencies to provide such a service?

What meanings does the expression "Brazilian music" assume for spaces that perform "live" musical performance and for musicians in the city of Porto?

Such ethnographic research stems from my participation as a singer and guitarist solo and in groups in the city of Porto, articulated with observations and interviews with musicians and contractors active in this context.