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MÚSICA EM CONTEXTO
Série de colóquios organizada pelo Instituto de Etnomusicologia - Música e Dança (INET-MD) e pelo Centro de Estudos de Sociologia e Estética Musical (CESEM)

Embodied (ethno)musicology 
 Marc Leman (Ghent University)

16 de Março ::: 18h :::  Multiusos 1  -- Edifício ID

Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Avenida de Berna 26C (Lisboa)

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Embodied (ethno)musicology
Marc Leman (Ghent University)


In this talk, I will give an overview of the main concepts that underpin current research in musicology, using ideas from my new book (“The expressive moment: how (music) interaction shapes empowerment”, MIT Press, 2016) as a point of departure. I will explain the epistemological and ontological foundations of my approach, showing why concepts such as enactment, entrainment, intentionality and musical expression are important in our understanding of  human interaction with music across cultures. My talk will be illustrated with many videos of our laboratory research. In this talk I will also address what my approach has to offer to ethnomusicology, and vice versa, what ethnomusicology has to offer to embodied music cognition research. 
I will illustrate this merge of musicological (sub)disciplines with research findings of a recent study about African music (Gana). 
Depending on the discussion we may reach the conclusion that the mutual exchange of concepts, methods, material from field work between is highly inspiring for both systematic and anthropological approaches to music.

Marc Leman is “Methusalem” research professor in systematic musicology and director of IPEM, the research center of the musicology department at Ghent University. He holds MA degrees in musicology and philosophy, and did his PhD on computer modeling of tonality perception. He published more than 350 articles, and several books (among which the monograph “Embodied music cognition and mediation technology”, MIT Press, 2007; and the co-edited book “Musical gestures: sound, movement, and meaning”, Routledge, 2010; “The expressive moment: the cognitive-motivational architecture of music interaction”, MIT Press, in press) on topics related to embodied music cognition. His lab is an international meeting place for researchers working on expressive interactions with music, using embodiment, sensorimotor theory and action theory as a point of departure. In 2007 he became ``professor of the Methusalem’’, renewed in 2015. In 2014 he was holder of the Franqui chair at the Université de Mons. In 2015 he became laureate of the FWO (Flemish Fund for Scientific Research) Excellence Award Ernest-John Solvay for Language, Culture and Social Sciences.