New Horizons in Brazilian Contemporary Music: Grupo Novo Horizonte de São Paulo, 1988-99

Dromey, Christopher ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3275-4777 (2018) New Horizons in Brazilian Contemporary Music: Grupo Novo Horizonte de São Paulo, 1988-99. Tempo, 72 (284) . pp. 52-67. ISSN 0040-2982 (doi:10.1017/S0040298217001267)

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Abstract

Brazil's foremost ensemble of the late twentieth century, Grupo Novo Horizonte de São Paulo, transformed Brazilian contemporary music by cultivating a new mixed-chamber repertory and giving sustained support to a generation of emerging composers. That this cosmopolitan group took, then outgrew, the Pierrot ensemble as its cornerstone signals the medium it forged: a localized, evolving spectacle with a richly internationalist heritage. This article offers a panoramic view of the musical, intercultural and historical contexts that underpin Grupo Novo Horizonte's practices and legacy. Analysing landmark works by Sílvio Ferraz, Harry Crowl and others allows us to draw further connections between the group, the Brazilianness of late twentieth-century compositional aesthetic, and the realities of contemporary classical music-making in Brazil.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Performing Arts > Music group
Item ID: 24125
Notes on copyright: This article has been published in a revised form in Tempo http://doi.org/10.1017/S0040298217001267. This version is free to view and download for private research and study only. Not for re-distribution, re-sale or use in derivative works. Copyright: © Cambridge University Press 2018
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Depositing User: Dr Chris Dromey
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2018 14:10
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2020 18:54
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/24125

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