Rita Torres

Rita Torres
Universidade NOVA de Lisboa | NOVA · Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities – Research

PhD

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3 Research Items
7 Citations
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Introduction
Rita Torres is currently a researcher at the Centre for the Study of the Sociology and Aesthetics of Music (CESEM) of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of Universidade Nova de Lisboa (NOVA FCSH). She holds a PhD in Science and Technology of the Arts from the Portuguese Catholic University, as well as degrees in Chemical Engineering, Guitar, Musicology/Music Informatics and Composition. For a detailed CV: https://www.cienciavitae.pt/en/3219-FBF4-3F8C
Additional affiliations
January 2018 - August 2020
Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
Position
  • Research Felllow
October 2017 - December 2017
Universidade de Évora
Position
  • Research Associate
September 2016 - September 2017
Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Position
  • Researcher
Education
October 2009 - September 2016
Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Field of study
  • Science and Technology of the Arts
October 2005 - September 2008
Hochschule für Musik Kalrsruhe
Field of study
  • Musicology/Music Informatics
October 2003 - October 2009
Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe
Field of study
  • Composition

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Publications (10)
Article
The technique of guitar multiphonics is an unconventional performing technique that gives rise to sounds of unusual colours, in which it is easier to perceive multiple pitches. In most compositions that employ the technique, this is done conventionally – there is hardly any variation in the beginning and/or end of the sounds. The piece presented in...
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The author recounts how she came to carry out artistic research on guitar multiphonics when composing a piece for solo guitar. Furthermore, she explains how the investigation gave rise to a new form of usage of that unconventional technique.
Chapter
http://ritatorres.eu/05-MuSA-Chapter5-Torres-Lopes.pdf
Article
Multiphonics on the classical guitar is currently being researched by the present authors in regard to the reproducibility of the sounds originated and the suitability of the technique as a compositional element in writing for amplified guitar. Our hypotheses are to be tested, for which criteria for the data collection and treatment were establishe...

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