Paula Carvalho

E-mail: paula.piano.carvalho@gmail.com

Researcher at the Institute for Philosophy of Language (FCSH/UNL) since 2011, her PhD thesis – The Body of Unconscious in Musical Performance, in light of Nietzsche and Wittgenstein/ advisor: Full Professor Maria Filomena Molder– is about the philosophical problem of interiority and singularity and its relationship with the musical performance. It seeks to affirm an unconscious which drives musical interpretation - not in the psychoanalytic sense, but in a way that proceeds from the dissolution of the subject by assuming the body as a multiple.  Nietzsche’s thought constitutes the main vector, through his concepts of interpretation, perspectivism, repetition and will to power. Concurrently, language, meaning [Bedeutung] and sense [Sinn], physiognomy, gesture and aspect, in Wittgenstein, will allow us to elucidate the relation between the inner and the outer in the musical performance.
In February 2014, by invitation from Antonia Soulez, she made an intervention on the Conférences 2013-2014 – Séminaire de recherches du Pr Antonia Soulez sur “Langage et vie – Vie des Formes et Formes de Vie” (3), Université de Paris 8-St Denis / MSH Paris Nord (en coordination avec Arild Utaker (Pr. Bergen university, Norvège / MSH PN. Her communication was about the musical interpretation and the relation inner-outer in Wittgenstein –  «L'interprétation Musicale et la dicibilité de l'intime: La relation intérieure – extérieure à partir des Recherches Philosophiques et des Derniers Écrits de la Philosophie de la Psychologie».  http://www.fmsh.fr/fr/c/5280.
Bachelor in Music/Piano (1990/ Conservatório Nacional de Lisboa). Since 1994, she has been a Piano teacher at N. Sra. do Cabo Music School [EMNSC], Linda-a-Velha,  Lisboa.

 

 

Paula Alexandra Carvalho has been a PhD student in Philosophy – Aesthetics since 2010.  BA (Licenciatura –  2002) in Philosophy (FCSH/UNL), and MA (2009) in Philosophy – Aesthetics (FCSH/UNL), with the dissertation: “Sentido e Sentimento na Interpretação Musical – um estudo a partir de Schopenhauer e Nietzsche” (“Sense and Sentiment in Musical Interpretation – a study in view of Schopenhauer and Nietzsche”). Her interests focus on aesthetic questions – language, meaning, sense, unconscious, expression, musical interpretation – and the relationship between philosophy and music. Chief authors: Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Walter Benjamin and Gilles Deleuze.

 

Institutions

FCT
FCSH