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André Malhado


André Malhado


André Malhado is a musicologist, music producer, and cultural commentator. He is a Ph.D. student in Historical Musicology at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the NOVA University of Lisbon and holds an FCT Ph.D. Scholarship (SFRH/BD/145674/2019). In 2019, he earned a master’s with a dissertation on the cyberpunk music label. With a sociomusicological perspective, problematized cyberpunk in digital and audiovisual media between 1982 and 2017. He received the awards of best graduate (2018) and master (2020) student and a Merit Scholarship awarded by Public and Private Higher Education Institutions to students with exceptional performance (2019). His work spans the fields of music sociology, digital and audiovisual cultures, gender, and sexuality. He the coeditor of the books Log in, live on: música e cibercultura na era da Internet das coisas (2018), Convergências Musicais: gosto, identidade e mundo (2022), and author of several national and international articles and chapters. He is a member of SociMus, NEGEM, and the coordinator of CysMus since November 2021, all integrated into the Group of Critical Theory and Communication (GTCC) in the Centre for the Study of the Sociology and Aesthetics of Music. He works as a scientific editor and peer-reviewer, and internship advisor. Organizes colloquia and seminars, presents and reviews documentaries and films, workshops, talks, interviews, scientific outreach, and other activities. He has a Production and Musical Creation Course, composed solo works, did production and sound editing for the theatrical piece Vortice (2019), and music for the photography exhibition 24 Horas Lisboa (2013). He also collaborates with the LGBTI+ project esQrever since 2020.

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[2022] MALHADO, André. “Apocalipse social audiovisual: Os ciborgues nas paisagens sonoras do ciberpunk lusófono.” Journal of Lusophone Studies 7.1 (Spring 2022): 214-233.

[2022] MALHADO, André. “’It’s music, a human thought structure’: music as a technology of cyborgs in Spanish cyberpunk films.” Cuadernos de Investigación Musical, 2022, (15, extraordinario): 105-118.

[2022] GOMES-RIBEIRO, Paula, MALHADO, André, e CHAVES, Zuelma (cords.). Convergências musicais: gosto, identidade e mundo. Vila Nova de Famalicão: Húmus/Cesem.

[2019] GOMES-RIBEIRO, Paula, FREITAS, Joana, DURAND, Júlia, e MALHADO, André (eds.). Log in live on: música e cibercultura na era da internet das coisas. Vila Nova de Famalicão: Húmus/CESEM.

Post-Doc/PhD/Master Thesis
Title The audiovisual representations of the cyborg: conceptualization and musical theory

Paula Gomes-Ribeiro

Scholarship Reference: FCT (SFRH/BD/145674/2019)

The cyborg term coined in 1960 imagines enhanced human beings’ life in outer space. After Donna Haraway used a feminist perspective to develop the concept in 1985, the cyborg emancipated and marked academia, arts, and everyday life. This thesis purpose an investigation of music and cyborg relationships in European audiovisual media from 1999 to 2019. It intends to map and understand the cyborg as a technology of sign systems and its effects on musical interpretations in particular situations. A central question is: how do the discursive and non-discursive elements coexist and are related in and around cultural objects when media users try to make sense of cyborg configurations through music and vice-versa? I will use a post-structuralist paradigm and a mixed-methods approach to study a representative media sample. I intend to explore cultural processes that negotiate the meanings, associations, and expectations between cyborg figurations and sonic practices. The objective is to prove that audiovisual media cyborg characters serve as referents for producers and listeners to discuss everyday musical and social circumstances.

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CYSMUS – Estudos Avançados em Música e Cibercultura

NEGEM – Núcleo de Estudos em Género e Música