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BOREM, Fausto  and  ARAUJO, Fabiano. Hermeto Pascoal: life experience and the formation of his harmonic language. Per musi [online]. 2010, n.22, pp. 22-43. ISSN 1517-7599.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-75992010000200003.

Panoramic study about the musical trajectory and development of the harmonic languages of the Brazilian composer, arranger e multi-instrumentalist Hermeto Pascoal through his musical phases, languages which are usually associated with the "classical" terms tonalism, modalism, atonalism, polimodalism, soundscape and concrete music. It is observed how elements of his life experience (cultural, social, religious and professional) may have influenced the vertical combination of sounds in his musical output as well as his proposition and usage of concepts such as universal music, universal chord notation, aura music, iron scraps music and present-body method.

Keywords : Hermeto Pascoal; Brazilian popular music; Brazilian ethnomusicology; harmony; musical analysis; autodidacticism in music.

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