Testemunho Fulbrighter 2019/2020
«Researching in the U.S. was a great boost to my Ph.D. investigation at the University of Coimbra. The opportunity of spending 4 months at the University of Maryland gave me not only the time to fully dedicate to my research, but also access to very good material conditions for research, and to a different way of thinking and doing. The overall experience was of immeasurable personal and professional growth and had a positive impact on my Ph.D. project also by making me aware that my work in the Philosophy of Music, being of such specificity, is nevertheless of relevance not only within the academia but additionally and more importantly in the cultural and social reality.»
Muito obrigada, Margarida, welcome back!
Margarida Teixeira Neves is a Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy at the University of Coimbra, Portugal, researching on the Philosophy of Musical Performance. She is also a flutist, and a flute teacher, intrigued by the process of making music happen when playing (or singing, or conducting) from the score. Her particular focus is on 20th and 21st-centuries Western art written music, and on how musical practices shape the way this non-tonal music appears in front of our ears. Be encouraged to check a short example of this music, written by an American composer: Milton Babbitt – It takes twelve to tango.