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Music, individuals and contexts: dialectical interactions
edited by Nadia Amendola, Alessandro Cosentino, Giacomo Sciommeri

XVIII, 610 pp.; 21 x 15 cm

The volume Music, individuals and contexts: dialectical interactions represents the final step of a long journey that began with the organization of the 1st Young musicologists and ethnomusicologists international conference, which took place in Rome at the University “Tor Vergata” on 27-28 April 2017. Two features of that conference – and consequently of this volume – were designed to increase the impact of sharing scientific knowledge. First, the internationality of the proposals aimed to enrich the range of methodologies, approaches and topics with which the contributors came in contact; this aspect is expressed here through a multilingual selection of published essays (English, Italian, French and Spanish). Secondly, the combination of perspectives from musicologists and ethnomusicologists was intended to provide the widest variety of points of view on the same research topic: music.

Nadia Amendola obtained her M.A. in Musicology and her Ph.D. in Cultural Heritage and Territory, with a musicology dissertation, in cotutelle agreement between Tor Vergata University, Rome, and Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz. She graduated in piano and chamber music at the San Pietro a Majella Conservatory, Naples. Her research focuses on Baroque Italian chamber cantata; she published essays on Roman Baroque cantata poets and delivered papers for national and international meetings. She is currently active in secondary schools as a music teacher and a special educational teacher.

Alessandro Cosentino obtained his M.A. in Musicology and his Ph.D. in Music History, Science, and Technique, with an ethnomusicology dissertation, at the Tor Vergata University, Rome. He authored a book, Esengo. Pratiche musicali liturgiche nella chiesa congolese di Roma (2019), published essays on Malawi and Botswana guitar song composers and on Christian immigrants’ musical liturgy usages in Rome, delivered papers in national and international meetings, and is in the editorial committee of the scholarly review, Etnografie Sonore/Sound Ethnographies. He is a secondary school music teacher.

Giacomo Sciommeri obtained an M.A. in Musicology and a Ph.D. in Cultural Heritage and Territory, with a musicology dissertation, at the Tor Vergata University, Rome. He also graduated in Historical, Critical, and Analytical Musicology at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory, Rome. He is currently an IISM (Istituto Italiano per la Storia della Musica) committee member, the secretary of Centro Studi sulla Cantata Italiana, a coordinator of “Clori. Archivio della cantata italiana” international project, and a co-editor of the scholarly review, Studi Musicali.


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