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composition & cognition

Associate Professor

Composition Department

School of Music 

Graduate Program in Music 

Research Group: Musical Cognition in Creative Processes

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro 



Marcos Nogueira is an associate professor of composition at the Composition Department of the School of Music of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and researcher linked to the Graduate Program in Music of the same institution. He holds a bachelor's degree in Music Composition (UFRJ, 1990), a master's degree in Musicology (UNIRIO, 1996) and a doctorate in Communication and Culture (UFRJ, 2004). His Ph.D. dissertation is entitled The act of listening and the semantics of musical understanding, concerning to cognition and its application to study of musical meaning. Since then he has been developing research in cognitive semantics with an enactivist approach, applied to empirical and theoretical research in composition and musical performance. He is coordinator of the research group called Musical Cognition in Creative Processes (CMPC) in which he is responsible for research projects The Poetics of Musical Mind: Cognitive Semantics and Creative Processes, and Music Performance: Cognitive and Pedagogical Aspects. Since 2008, he has been a member of the Brazilian Association of Cognition and Musical Arts (ABCM) and its current president (2017-2020); was a member of the board of the National Association of Research and Graduate Studies in Music, ANPPOM (2011-2013). Since 1987, he has performed regularly as a composer, conductor, and instrumentalist with participation in festivals and different shows of contemporary academic music. He is the musical director of the Cron Ensemble, an ensemble of chamber music dedicated to the contemporary repertoire, since 2004.

Link to access the CV Lattes: http://lattes.cnpq.br/5428174989056581



             Selected publications

> Composition and musical understanding

> Tonality and music form

> Attention and musical orientation response

> Metaphor and embodied musical cognition

> Image schema and musical meaning

> Memory and musical moviment

> Intentionality and musical expression

> Formalism: structure or perception

The visitor will find here the catalog of pieces of music in the academic genre (1987-2017), a list of pop songs, and some phonograms and video-phonograms of performances of this repertoire.




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