Valéria Bonafé

about the author

Valéria Muelas Bonafé was born in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1984. I studied composition with Aylton Escobar and Silvio Ferraz, and attended masterclasses with Emmanuel Nunes, Tristan Murail, Stefano Gervasoni, and others. I received my academic education (bachelor, master’s, and PhD) at the University of São Paulo (Brazil). In the 2013–14 academic year I studied at Musikhochschule Stuttgart (Germany), with Marco Stroppa, during an exchange programme. My works have been performed at contemporary music concerts and festivals, such as Festival Música Nova (Brazil), Bienal de Música Contemporânea Brasileira (Brazil), SonicFestival (USA), Focus! Festival (USA), Le mois des compositeurs (France), highSCORE Festival (Italy), and Festival tonArt (Germany). I have worked in collaboration with various orchestras and international ensembles, including Orquestra Sinfônica do Paraná, Camerata Aberta, Télémaque Ensemble, Quartetto Indaco, and Ensemble Recherche. Currently I am a teacher at the Sao Paulo State School of Music, a member of Sonora—Músicas e Feminismos network, and a researcher at NuSom—Research Center on Sonology at the University of Sao Paulo.

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University of Sao Paulo, BR


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Sonic Nuptials. Composition and Improvisation in a Double Capture: Refrain and Processes of Territorialization
(in DARE 2017: aberrant nuptials )
keywords: de/re-territorialisation, double capture, improvisation