Anna Rita Addessi

Anna Rita Addessi
University of Bologna | UNIBO · "Giovanni Maria Bertin" Department of Education Studies EDU

PhD in Systematic Musicology

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Introduction
Associate Professor, Systematic Musicology Coordinator, of MIROR Project (FP7-ICT)_www.mirorproject.eu Partner of LINK Project-Learning In a New Key Project Engaging Vulnerable Young People in School Education (Erasmus+) Partner of STALWARTS Project – Sustaining Teachers and Learners with the Arts:‘Relational Health in European Schools (Erasmus+). Collaborator, AIRS-Advancing Interdisciplinary Research on Singing (SSHRC, Canada)_https://www.airsplace.ca/
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October 2014 - present
University of Bologna
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
October 2012 - September 2014
University of Bologna
Position
  • Permanent Researcher in Systematic Musicology
April 2001 - September 2012
University of Bologna
Position
  • Permanent Researcher in Systematic Musicology
Education
September 2002 - December 2002
University of Gothenburg
Field of study
  • Music Education Research
January 1999 - December 2000
University of Bologna
Field of study
  • Psychology of Music
January 1992 - December 1996
University of Bologna
Field of study
  • Systematic Musicology

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Publications (159)
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Il volume raccoglie gli esiti delle ricerche e degli studi fioriti nell’ambito del progetto “Il mandolino a Napoli nel Settecento” (www.mandolinonapoli700.com), coordinato dall’Università di Bologna, in collaborazione con l’Università di Uppsala e l’Accademia Mandolinistica Napoletana, e confluiti in un convegno internazionale tenutosi a Napoli nel...
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Dans ce chapitre, je présente une approche intertextuelle de l’étude du style musical du com- positeur espagnol Manuel de Falla. L’étude est basée sur l’analyse de différentes sources primaires et secondaires consultées à l’Archivo Manuel de Falla de Grenade et à l’Institut Liszt de Bologne : en particulier, un document non publié concernant les an...
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In questo articolo presenteremo alcuni aspetti che hanno caratterizzato il mondo dell'educazione musicale degli anni Ottanta in Italia, raggruppandoli in cinque categorie: gli aspetti normativi scolastici, la formazione degli insegnanti e alla ricerca, l'associazionismo, le attività editoriali e le correnti di pensiero. Il quadro è di un decennio m...
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This article presents the pedagogical paradigm of reflexive interaction and its application in the field of technology-enhanced learning and children's musical creativity. The main feature of reflexive interaction is the repetition-variation mechanism: something is repeated and varied during the interaction, through a continual process of imitation...
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This project report describes policy, practice and theory related to a cross-sectoral international project funded by the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme. STAL- WARTS– Sustaining Teachers and Learners with the Arts: Relational Health in Euro- pean Schools–aimed to promote relational health in schools through engagement with the arts. The projec...
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Recent research suggests that the application of digital technologies can optimize the learning and teaching of instrument and singing in the context of individual lessons in relation to certain aspects of musical performance. The application of technological systems which can record, reproduce data related to piano performance suggests that visual...
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This chapter takes a constructionist perspective concerning the vocal interaction of infants with parents and grandmothers during the daily routine of diaper change. It focuses in particular on an echo mechanism of repetition and variation, which structures the child-adult vocal interaction according to different time scales (micro-events to daily...
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Estudos de pesquisa recentes forneceram evidências sobre os benefícios do uso de tecnologia, quando utilizada, para aprimorar os aspectos específicos na aprendizagem de instrumento e canto, no contexto de aulas individuais. A aplicação de tecnologia pode gerar tipos de feedback adicionais ao provido pelo professor, comumente encontrado em aulas ind...
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Recent research suggests that the application of digital technologies can optimize the learning and teaching of instrument and singing in the context of individual lessons in relation to certain aspects of musical performance. The application of technological systems which can record, reproduce data related to piano performance suggests that visual...
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This article deals with the question of how the perception of the "immanent accents" can be predicted and modeled. By immanent accent we mean any musical event in the score that is related to important points in the musical structure (e.g., tactus positions, melodic peaks) and is therefore able to capture the attention of a listener. Our aim was to...
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Estudos de pesquisa recentes (Hamond, 2017; Welch et al., 2005) forneceram evidências sobre os benefícios do uso de tecnologia, quando utilizada, para aprimorar os aspectos específicos na aprendizagem de instrumento e canto, no contexto de aulas individuais. A aplicação de tecnologia pode gerar tipos de feedback adicionais ao provido pelo professor...
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Presentation at the International Conference organised by the MIUR-Italian Ministry of Education and Research, Roma 2-3 May 2019
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The title of my communication is the title of the higher education course organized at the University of Bologna, where I work as an associate professor in Musicology. The course was organized in the framework of the European projects LINK and STALWARTS, two European projects which addressed the risks of young people in Europe who are currently dis...
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Esta comunicação apresenta os resultados parciais do estudo exploratório que visa investigar o desenvolvimento da improvisação usando o software MIROR-Impro com alunos de instrumentos de teclado (piano digital) regularmente matriculados no Departamento de Música da UDESC; e compreender as perspectivas de alunos (e de seus professores) quanto a poss...
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The notes in a melody are perceived as differently important even when they are performed without any emphasis or expression. This is a crucial aspect for forming the perception of the musical structure such as the metrical grid (Large and Jones, 1999). Several models have been suggested that predict perceived accents from musical structure (e.g. T...
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Resumo O escopo deste estudo é apresentar o paradigma da “interação reflexiva” criado no contexto dos estudos sobre a interação homem-máquina e utilizado no âmbito do Projeto MIROR- Musical Interaction Relying On Reflection. Através deste projeto, foi construída uma plataforma tecnológica musical para crianças, incluindo atividades de improvisação,...
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This paper outlines the research process that aimed to evidence the impact of therapeutic teaching practice within a school for young people with social and emotional challenges resulting from adverse childhood experiences. It is an issue for society that many children and young people have traumatic experiences in their lives that seriously impact...
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This paper illustrates the work developed by the Italian partners in the LINK Project, Learning in a New Key, in relation to the implementation of specific training for school teachers to promote inclusive teaching practice through music and expressive body languages. The theoretical principles and framework of expressive therapies like music thera...
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This paper focuses on new professional competences that teachers are developing as they conjoin with music/arts therapists in face of young people who experience post-traumatic stress disorder or developmental trauma from earlier adverse childhood experiences. Data have been collected through the common use of a semi structured interview schedule a...
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We introduce an experimental study carried out with children, dealing with embodied cognition, musical creativity and reflexive technology. The reflexive interaction paradigm refers to a particular kind of human-machine interaction based on the mechanism of repetition and variation. We used a reflexive system implemented in the European project MIR...
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Un nuovo approccio allo studio dell'arte musicale nell'infanzia passa attraverso il concetto di "stile musicale". Si tratta dello stile musicale di ciascun bambino, come rappresentazione della sua identità, del suo modo di esprimersi con i suoni e di relazionarsi musicalmente con gli altri. La piattaforma MIROR si è rivelata uno strumento utile per...
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In questo saggio sarà introdotto il paradigma di “interazione riflessiva”, un nuovo paradigma scientifico nato nel contesto degli studi sull’interazione uomo-macchina e sviluppato e implementato nelle tecnologie per la creatività musicale e motoria dei bambini nell’ambito del progetto MIROR-Musical Interaction Relying On Reflexion (cfr. Addessi et...
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INTERVISTE Intervista ad Anna Rita Addessi È stato pubblicato nel 2015 un interessante libro a cura di Anna Rita Addessi dal titolo, La creatività musicale e motoria dei bambini in ambienti riflessivi: proposte didattiche con la piattaforma MIROR, per conto dell'editore BUP (Bononia University Press). Il libro presenta il progetto internazionale MI...
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This work presents a partial result of a PhD research in music in progress, which discusses the musical teacher training profile in Brazil and Italy. In this specific proposal, the text briefly presents a comparative study of historical aspects regarding the presence of music education in the school system law for compulsory education in both count...
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In this article children’s musical improvisation is investigated through the “reflexive interaction” paradigm. We used a particular IRMS, the MIROR-Impro, implemented in the MIROR project (EC-FP7), which is able to reply to the child playing a keyboard by a “reflexive” output, mirroring (with repetitions and variations) her/his inputs. The study wa...
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Introduzione L’osservazione, intesa come una forma deliberata, organizzata e sistematica del “guardare” (Smart, Peggs e Burridge, 2013) è di fondamentale importanza nell’ambito dell’educazione al sonoro dei bambini e, più in generale, in quello dell’esperienza musicale infantile. E lo è da molteplici punti di vista: come forma integrale nella rice...
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Observation is a deliberated, organized and systematic way of watching. This paper reports the role of observation in research dealing with child musicality, and as a tool for education of music teachers. The observation of child´s sound experience is reviewed, comprising musical interactions between child and adult, between pairs and between child...
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In questo contributo vorremmo proporre alcune attività di educazione musicale pensate per bambini e bambine di scuola primaria utilizzando due prototipi di sistemi musicali interattivi riflessivi: il Continuator e il MIROR-Impro (Pachet, 2006). Le attività descritte sono state realizzate nel corso di 10 anni di sperimentazioni con bambini sia della...
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This poster deals with a study about the social representations of music held by young students in a compulsory school in Italy. The theory of social representations is a a socio-constructionist theory elaborated by the French socio-psychologist Serge Moscovici (1981), who defined SRs as “a set of concepts, statements and explanations originating i...
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This study takes a constructionist perspective concern the interaction of an infant with various adults. It focuses in particular on an echo mechanism of repetition and variation, which structures the child-adult interaction according to different time scales (micro-events to daily rhythms), languages, modes of expression, and communication. Previo...
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This paper introduces the Impact study 2 being undertaken in the framework of the European project LINK-Learning in A New Key. The project aims at exploiting theoretical understandings and practical know how developed by expert in music therapy and music education through applications with teachers and educationalists in challenging classroom conte...
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This book offers the first collection of educational activities with the MIROR platform, a technological device for children's music and motor creativity, implemented within the European project MIROR-Musical Interaction Relying On Reflexion (FP7-ICT, Technology- Enhanced Learning) and based on the new paradigm of "reflexive interaction", which all...
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Chapter 1 introduces the MIROR platform and the paradigm of reflexive interaction, discussing its theoretical and pedagogic background. The platform is presented as a “device” to stimulate musical and motor creativity in children and adults. Therefore not as a substitute for the teacher but as a tool that helps children to explore and invent with s...
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Chapter 8 introduces some activities that can be carried out with children and the MIROR-Impro system in a didactic context of musical improvisation. An active approach to music teaching is presented in which improvisation is seen as a didactic tool for teaching music and for the development of musicality and musical creativity. The didactic paths...
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Chapter 2 introduces some scenarios of exploration and improvisation that can be conducted in the kindergarten: activities of exploration, to allow the children to discover the physical and sonic characteristics of the keyboard and of the dialogue with the system, and activities of improvisation, during which the teacher reinforces the “findings” o...
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In Chapter 10, the Authors propose improvisation activities to perform with the aid of MIROR-Impro involving both sound and movement. The chapter then offers a series of suggestions for the teacher regarding the use of the MIROR-Impro in an original way for both musical and motor improvisation. The activities are conceived for children aged 6-10 ye...
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Chapter 5 presents a didactic project conducted with the MIROR-Compo in the second-year class of a primary school in the province of Bologna, in winter 2012. Here the MIROR-Compo software is used by the children to compose the soundtrack to a story. The activity of composition with the software is part of an interdisciplinary path also involving ac...
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Finally, in Chapter 12, the MIROR applications proposed are directed at adults, in particular at music teachers and general teachers, operators and/or educators who teach music and/or motor education in kindergartens, creches and primary schools. More specifically, the MIROR applications are used in the training of teachers in order to develop thei...
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The presence of flow state was measured and observed in children playing with the MIROR-Improvisation prototype, an interactive reflexive musical system (IRMS). IRMS have been defined as ‘flow machines’ on account of their ability to imitate the style of the human playing a keyboard. Twenty-four children (4 and 8 years old) took part in 3 sessions...
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In this paper, we introduce the MIROR Focus Group carried out in the framework of the European project MIROR-Musical Interaction Relying On Reflexion, with university students undergoing teacher education (nursery, kindergarten and primary school). The MIROR Focus Group was carried out with the specific aim to investigate teachers’ conceptions rega...
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In this article, we present an overview of studies on young children’s music and movement creativity, carried out within the framework of the MIROR project. The project aimed at implementing several software applications based on the “reflexive interaction” paradigm. In particular, here we focus on reflexive interaction and its connections with emb...
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Within the framework of the Musical Interaction Relying On Reflexion 1 (MIROR) project, the MIROR platform was proposed as an innovative adaptive system for early childhood music and movement education, and applied to a variety of contexts such as general educational settings, musical and dance schools, music and arts organizations, families at hom...
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The MIROR project (Musical Interaction Relying On Reflexion) deals with the development of an innovative adaptive system for children's music improvisation, composition and body performance, based on the reflexive interaction paradigm. This paradigm explores the idea of letting users manipulate virtual copies of themselves, through specifically des...
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This article presents, for the first time, descriptive research on the status of music education in Puerto Rican public elementary schools. General music education at elementary schools on the island has been part of the school offering for more than 50 years. As yet, music education at this level has not been recognized as an essential discipline...
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This article describes a didactic experience concerning the interaction between young children and the Continuator, an Interactive Reflexive Musical System (IRMS) elaborated at SONY- Computer Science Laboratory in Paris. The general aim was to analyse whether and how the Continuator can be used in the kindergartner during the daily school activitie...
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This paper presents a study on the process of musical improvisation of two children in an interactive/ reflexive musical context. The data was collected in Italy within the MIROR Project (Music Interaction Relaying On Reflexion/7th Framework Programme for Research and Development/EU) pole of the University of Bologna. Several improvisation sessions...
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Cet article présente une série d'expériences menées pour étudier les processus de perception et de mémorisation de la macroforme dans la musique post-tonale. Ces études se sont développées dans le GATM-Gruppo di Analisi e Teoria Musicale. Lors de chaque expérimentation, les analyses auditives réalisées par des auditeurs pendant l'écoute en temps ré...
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How could the introduction and use of new technologies be described in the nursery school? In 2003, Lanskhear & Knobel mapped a review of research on the use of new technologies with the 0-8 years age group. During the 2000s, researchers investigated the relationship between new technologies and music education with preschool and primary age school...
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This paper introduces the MIROR Platform, an innovative adaptive device for music and dance education, proposed in the framework of the EU-ICT project MIROR-Musical Interaction Relying On Reflexion. In concluding the MIROR project, 3 software applications (MIROR-Impro, MIROR-Compo and MIROR-Body Gesture) and the draft version of the User’s and Teac...
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This paper introduces a pilot study carried out with children in order to design and tune the movement analysis components of MIROR-Body Gesture, a framework for music and dance exploration, based on the "reflexive interaction" paradigm. Analysis is grounded on concepts from Laban Movement Analysis. The pilot study includes recordings of several ac...
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O presente estudo sobre quarteto de Maderna visa comparar a “macroforma” (a grande estrutura de uma peça musical) percebida por indivíduos por meio da audição da obra em tempo real, e as “macroformas” percebidas por analistas/especialistas da música. O estudo também analisa a correlação entre “macroforma” e percepção de tensão/relaxamento. Dois gru...
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The MIROR project is an European Union funded project under the 7th Framework programme (FP7/2007-2013, Technology-enhanced learning, grant agreement n° 258338). The project deals with the development of an adaptive system for music learning and teaching based on the reflexive interaction paradigm: the MIROR Platform. The platform is developed in t...
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This paper introduces a study aiming to measure the Flow state (Csikszentmihalyi 1996) of children playing with the MIROR-Improvisation prototype, an Interactive Reflexive Musical System (IRMS) implemented in the framework of the EU-ICT Project MIROR-Music Interaction Relaying On Reflexion. The IRMS have been defined as Flow machine, thanks to thei...
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The MIROR Project (EC project, FP7-ICT) deals with the development of an innovative adaptive system for children' music improvisation, composition and body performance, based on the reflexive interaction paradigm. This paradigm is based on the idea of letting users manipulate virtual copies of themselves, through specifically designed machine-learn...
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Embodiment and reflexive interaction proved to be effective approaches to music education in childhood. A research challenge consists of merging them. This paper presents BeSound, an application intended to support children in learning the basic elements of composition. Children explore rhythm, melody, and harmony by playing at mimicking objects or...
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Embodiment and reflexive interaction proved to be effective approaches to music education in childhood. A research challenge consists of merging them. This paper presents BeSound, an application intended to support children in learning the basic elements of composition. Children explore rhythm, melody, and harmony by playing at mimicking ob-jects o...
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The archive of the Istituto Listz of Bologna helds three autographs unpublished of the Gaditanien composer Manuel de Falla: 1. A letter to Ricardo Viñes 2. A postal card to George Jean-Aubry 3. A “dedicatoria”, with a fragment of musical score In this article, the documents are dated and interpretated within the artistic and personal life of Manu...
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The MIROR project is an European Union funded project under the 7th Framework programme (Technology-enhanced learning). The project is in its first year and so the aim of this paper is to explain its background and rationale, to describe its aims and structure. The MIROR Project deals with the development of an innovative adaptive system for music...
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