Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae and Scientific Publications

LEONARDO D’AMICO, PhD                          

January 8, 1969; Florence, Italy

Resume (Chinese Version)

Current Position:

Adjunct Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology at Yunnan University, College of Arts and Design, Kunming (China)

Teacher of English, Spanish and Italian at Inlingua International Language School, Kunming (China)

EDUCATION

University:

2012    Ph.D. in Musicology (cum laude), University of Valladolid, Spain. Thesis (ethnomusicology): “Il documentario etnomusicale ed etnomusicologico come rappresentazione audiovisiva delle musiche di tradizione orale” (tutor: Prof. Enrique Camara).

2010    Master’s Degree in Musicologia Hispana, University of Valladolid, Spain. Thesis (ethnomusicology): “Filmar la música: Un recorrido histórico a través de los distintos enfoques teóricos y metodológicos en la representación audio-visual de las músicas de tradición oral” (tutor: Prof. Enrique Camara).

1993 Laurea (Degree) in Discipline delle Arti, Musica e Spettacolo (DAMS), University of Bologna. Thesis (ethnomusicology): Moduli ritmici e poliritmici della musica afrocolombiana (110/110 cum laude). Supervisor: prof. Roberto Leydi [picture].

Postgraduate education as a jazz musician:

1996    Corso di Formazione Professionale per Musicologi Specializzati in Musicologia Afroamericana (Ass. Siena Jazz, Siena, Italy) [Graduate Training in Afro-American Musicology for Professional Musicologists].

1992-93 and 1994-95       Corso di Specializzazione Professionale per Esecutori e Compositori di Orchestra Jazz (Ass. Siena Jazz, Siena, Italy) [Postgraduate Course for Jazz Orchestra Musicians and Composers]

Drummer of the Italian Youth Jazz Orcherstra:         www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfESFsbsG7Q&feature=youtu.be

Secondary School:

1987  High School Leaving Qualification, Liceo Scientifico “P. Gobetti” di Firenze.

Workshops as a jazz musician:

1991         Manhattan School of Music, Marca Jazz, Castelfranco Veneto, Treviso (Italy)

1991         Mister Jazz ’91 – Ravenna Jazz (Italy). Drums Workshop with Jack DeJohnette.

1990        Seminari Senesi di Musica Jazz, Siena (Italy)

1990        Roma Jazz ’90 (Italy). Drums Workshop with Vinnie Colaiuta.

1989        Mister Jazz ’89 – Ravenna Jazz (Italy). Drums Workshop with Peter Erskine.

1988        Mister Jazz ’88 – Ravenna Jazz (Italy). Drums Workshop with Steve Gadd.

1986        The Berklee Summer School, Umbria Jazz, Perugia (Italy). Drums Workshop with Dennis Chambers.

Course of English Language:

2017  TEFL Certificate of Proficiency as English Teacher . Via Lingua /American Institute (Florence, Italy)

1984     Certificate of Completion. Course of English Language. The Oxford Study Center (Banbury, UK)

ACADEMIC POSITION

2017         Adjunct Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology – Yunnan University (Kunming, China)

2002 – 2013         Lecturer of Ethnomusicology – University of Ferrara (Italy)

2009 – 2011         Lecturer of Ethnomusicology – University of Siena – Arezzo (Italy)

2003 – 2009       Lecturer of Anthropology of Music – University of Siena (Italy)

HABILITATION

In 2014 he received the National Scientific Qualification as Associate Professor (ASN) to Sector 10 C/1 (L-ART / 08 – Ethnomusicology).

In 2017 he earned the TEFL Certificate as an English Teacher by Via Lingua in Florence (Italy).

TEACHING EXPERIENCE in MUSIC ACADEMY

2013-17   Professor of Ethnomusicology, Conservatorio “Lucio Campiani”, Mantova.

2013-14   Professor of Ethnomusicology, Conservatorio “Luca Marenzio”, Brescia.

1999            Lecturer, Istituto Musicale P. Mascagni, Livorno.

1997/1998   Lecturer, Istituto Superiore di Musicologia, Milano.

EMPLOYMENT AS FESTIVAL ORGANIZER

1997 – present      Director of Flog Center for Folk Traditions (Florence), Art Director of the International Festival “MUSICA dei POPOLI” and the “FESTIVAL del FILM ETNOMUSICALE“.

FIELDWORKS and RESEARCH PROJECTS

2017   China: Research among Bulang in Yunnan and Miao in Guizhou.

2012, 2015, 2016   Italy: Research and documentary project about extemporary poets (poeti in ottava rima) in Tuscany, Central Italy.

2012         Nigeria/Cameroon: Research and documentary project for CNTV and CBRA Films about traditional and modern music.

2011         Portugal: Research project of the University of Valladolid (Spain)   concerning filming traditional music and instruments in Tras-os-Montes (Portugal).

2003   Indonesia: Research on Shadow Puppet Theatre.

2002   Vietnam: Research on Traditional Water Puppet Theatre (Hanoi).

2001   Mali: Research on Traditional Music among Dogon and Tuareg ethnic groups.

1999   Cambodia: Fieldwork on court dance, popular theatre, Khmer music.

1992, 1994, 1996  Colombia: Fieldwork on Afro-Colombian music and dance.

Grants/Awards

2015  ICTM Maud Karpeles Fund

2013  Barbara Bernard Smith Travel Award (ICTM)

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

International Council for Traditional Music (I.C.T.M.)

MEMBERSHIP IN SCIENTIFIC COMMITTE

2018    Member of the Scientific Committee. “Borsa di Studio Carpitella”. Istituto di Studi Musicali Comparati, Fondazione Cini, Venice.

2018    Member of the Conference Committee. 2018 Kunming Forum for Ethnomusicology and Ethnic Minority Music, Kunming, China, 12-13/6/2018.

2016    Member of the Film Committee. 1st Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on    Audiovisual Ethnomusicology, City Museum, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 24-27 August 2016.

2016    Member of the Conference Committee. International symposium on Ethnomusicology and of Ethnic Minority Music in Yunnan Province, Kunming, China, 8-10/12/2016.

 

MEMBERSHIP IN EDITORIAL BOARD

  • Books: Zhejiang University PressChina’s Perspectives of Jazz Music in the Internet Age (2016- present)
  • Journal: Accelerando: Belgrade Journal of Music and Dance (Accelerando: BJMD) ISSN: 2466-3913 (Online: http://accelerandobjmd.weebly.com/) (2017- present)

PUBLICATIONS

VOLUMES AND CONTRIBUTIONS

Books:

[forthcoming]        D’Amico, Leonardo.  Audiovisual Ethnomusicology. Filming musical cultures.

2014          D’Amico, Leonardo. Griot. Il maestro della parola, Besa / Salento Books, Nardò (ISBN 978-88-497-0983-4).

2012     D’Amico, Leonardo. Filmare la musica. Il documentario e l’etnomusicologia visiva, Carocci editore, Roma (ISBN 978-88-430-6290-4).

2004   D’Amico, Leonardo & A. Kaye. Musica dell’Africa Nera, L’Epos, Palermo (ISBN 88-8302-245-9).

2002    D’Amico, Leonardo. Cumbia. La musica afrocolombiana, Nota, Udine (ISBN 88-6163-003-0).

Book Chapters Contributions:

[forthcoming] “Reality and fiction: audiovisual representations of traditional musical cultures in China” in Global Perspectives of Chinese Music in the Internet Age, by Yu Hui and Stephen Wild (eds). Hangzhou: Zhejiang University Press.

2018 “Filming a Vocal Performance and Its Process of Interactions: A Case Study on the Contrasto in Ottava Rima in Tuscany (Italy)” in Ethnomusicology in Audiovisual Time, by Yu Hui, Leonardo D’Amico and Yves Defrance (eds). Hangzhou: Zhejiang University Press.

2013  “Cumbia Music in Colombia: Origins, Transformations, and Evolution of a Coastal Music Genre” in H. Fernandez and P. Vila (eds.), Cumbia!: Scenes of a Migrant Latin American Musical Genre, Duke Press University, Durham and London, pp.29-48 (ISBN 978-0-8223-5414-7).

2003  “La dimensione sonora. La musica orientale e il suo universo simbolico”, in Le realtà del mito, ed. by G. Azzaroni, Clueb, Bologna, pp. 327-384. (ISBN 88-491-2063-X).

Edited Books:

2018  Ethnomusicology in Audiovisual Time, edited by Yu Hui, Leonardo D’Amico and Yves Defrance (eds). Hangzhou: Zhejiang University Press (ISBN 978-7-308-18210-2).

2016   Ethnomusicology and Audiovisual Communication. Selected Papers from the MusiCam 2014 Symposium, edited by Enrique Cámara de Landa, Leonardo D’Amico, Matías Nicolás Isolabella, Terada Yoshitaka. Valladolid: University of Valladolid (ISBN 978-84-608-9291-5).

2005  Musica dei Popoli. Viaggio nella musica tradizionale del mondo, AtlasMundi.com & Alberto Castelvecchi Editore, Roma. (ISBN 88-7615-112-5).

1997   Folk Music Atlas. Vol. 1: Music of Africa, Amharsi, Firenze (ISBN 88-87036-00-4).

Conference Publications (Proceedings):

2016  “An Ethnomusicological Perspective for a Television Documentary Film Shot in Calabar (Nigeria)”. In Ethnomusicology and Audiovisual Communication. Selected Papers from the MusiCam 2014 Symposium, edited by Enrique Cámara de Landa, Leonardo D’Amico, Matías Nicolás Isolabella, Terada Yoshitaka. Valladolid: University of Valladolid, pp. 203-220.

2006  “People and Sounds. Filming African music between visual anthropology and television documentary” in Approaches to African Musics, ed. by E. Camara and S. Martinez, Cuadernos de Africa, Fundacion Alberto Jimenez-Arellano Alonso, Universidad de Valladolid, pp. 119-135 (ISBN 84-689-9759-5); also in Trans. Revista Transcultural de Musica, n.11, July 2007 (ISSN:1697-0101).

2004  “Culture sonore” in Abitare Mediterraneo. Contributi per una definizione, ed. by G. Furlanis, G. Lotti, S. Mecca, EuroMedsys, Siena.

Contributions in Encyclopedias:

[2018] Entries: “Cumbia” and “Documentaries” in The SAGE Encyclopedia of Music and Culture, by Janet Sturman and Geoffrey Golson (eds), Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA.

Exhibition catalogues:

1993  D’Amico, Leonardo e Silvio Contolini, Strumenti musicali latinoamericani [Latin American Musical Instruments] (Firenze: Associazione Italia-Colombia)

Archive Catalogues

2002   D’Amico, Leonardo (ed.), Festival del Film Etnomusicale: Retrospettiva delle venti edizioni della rassegna (1983-2002), FLOG, Firenze.

1995    D’Amico, Leonardo (ed.), Mediateca delle Tradizioni Popolari. FLOG, Firenze.

SOUND RECORDINGS / AUDIO-VISUAL / MULTIMEDIA

Compact Discs:

2011   Suoni d’Africa in Italia (CD)- FLOG/Materiali Sonori, Arezzo.

1998   Italie – Italy. Voyage MusicalCollection Terres, Auvidis, Paris.

1994   La coralità nell’America Latina.1: canto popolare, Coro De Victoria, Vecchio Mulino, Lucca.

Multimedia:

1996   Folk Music Atlas. Vol. 1: Music of Africa (reprint Africa: Atlante della musica tradizionale, 1997), Libro+CD-Rom+3 CD-audio, Amharsi, Firenze:

Voices of Africa, Vol. 1.1, Book & CD-Audio Plus.

Winds & Strings of Africa, Vol. 1.2, Book & CD-Audio Plus.

Drums of Africa, Vol. 1.3, Book & CD-Audio Plus.

1997    Folk Music Atlas. Vol. 1: Music of Africa/Magie Africane, Amharsi, Firenze.

Documentary film:

2017      Bulang Music. From the mountains to the stars (Director/Author), Associazione Multi Culti, Yunnan University, video, col., 30 min.

2016      Cantar l’Ottava (Director/Author), Associazione Multi Culti, video, col., 30 min.

2012       Pasos de cumbia, TV series, (Scientific Advisor and cameraman), CBRA Films and  Cultural Video Foundation.

 

Selected Articles

2017 “Reality and Fiction: Audiovisual Representations of Traditional Musical Cultures in China” in Asian Musicology, vol. 27, pp. 108-136.

2015          “La dimensión visual de la práctica instrumental: perspectivas teóricas, metodológicas y experiencias “fílmicas” de investigación”, in TRANS Revista Transcultural de Música / Transcultural Music Review, n.19 (ISSN 1697-0101).

2007         “People and Sounds. Filming African Music between Visual Anthropology and Television Documentary”, in TRANS Revista Transcultural de Música / Transcultural Music Review, n.11 (ISSN 1697-0101).

2007        “Filmare la musica africana tra antropologia visuale e documentaristica      televisiva”, Africa e Mediterraneo, n.59, giugno 2007, pp.55-59 (ISSN: 1121-8495).

2005    “Suoni dal Deserto. Viaggio nella musica Tuareg del Mali”, in Il deserto cresce… Viaggio tra simbolismo e utopia, Ravenna Festival’s publication , pp.43-48.

2004     “La cumbia e i cañamilleros”, World Music Magazine, n.64, Jan./Feb. 2004, pp.28-30.

2003      “Múa Rôi Nuôc. Il teatro delle marionette sull’acqua del Vietnam”, Quaderni Asiatici. Centro di Cultura Italia-Asia, n. 62, June 2003, pp.25-40.

– “Wayang Sandosa. Una forma contemporanea del teatro delle ombre di Giava”, Quaderni Asiatici. Centro di Cultura Italia-Asia, n.64, Dec. 2003, pp.79-85.

– “Griot: il maestro della parola. La memoria vivente dei popoli mande (Mandingo)”, Africa e Mediterraneo, n.45, Dec. 2003, pp.54-58.

 2000        “La culture musicale traditionelle des Garifuna”, con Ismael Penedo, Cahiers de Musiques Traditionelles, Atelier’s d’Ethnomusicologie, Geneve, n.13, pp. 65-75.

1998       “Afroamerica in trance”, Il Potere della Musica, supp.Olis n.11, pp.12-19.

– “La cine-trance di Jean Rouch”, Il Potere della Musica, supp.Olis n.4, pp.24-27.

1995    “I tamburi del vodou”, Percussioni, n.55, pp.32-36

– “Moduli ritmici della musica afrocolombiana”, Nero su Bianco, Società Italiana per lo Studio della Musica Afroamericana (SISMA), II, n.3, pp.29-104.

Film Reviews

2017  D’Amico Leonardo. Film Review: “Small Path Music. Ethnomusicology vol. 61, n.2, pp. 373-374.

2017  D’Amico Leonardo. Film Review: “Treasure of the Lisu: Ah-Cheng and His Music”. Ethnomusicology Forum, pp. 144-147.                 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

International Conferences

2018    “Visual communication in Ethnomusicology: An overview of different theoretical and methodological approaches and the analysis of some case studies”, Conference on Visual Anthropology and Ethnomusicology, Yunnan Art Institute, Kunming, China, 13/10/2018.

2018    “Ethno-Tourism, Myth and Songs among the Bulang People in Yunnan, China”, 2nd Symposium ICTM Study Group on Audiovisual Ethnomusicology, Lisbon, Portugal, 27-30/6/2018.

2018    “Ethno-Tourism, Myth and Songs among the Bulang People in Yunnan, China”, 2018 Kunming International Forum for Ethnomusicology and Music of Ethnic Minorities, Kunming, China, 12-13/6/2018.

2017    “Ethno-Tourism, Myth and Songs: A Research Film Project in Yunnan, China”,44th ICTM World Conference, Limerick, Ireland, 13-19/7/2017.

2016    “Filming music heritage: a TV documentary production in Calabar, Nigeria”, Music Forum of the 2016 Yuansheng Indigenous Music and Dance Festival, Kunming, China, 28/11-2/12/2016.

2016    Member of the Conference Committee. International symposium on Ethnomusicology and of Ethnic Minority Music in Yunnan Province, Kunming, China, 8-10/12/2016.

2016    “Filming the vocal performance and its process of interactions: a case study on the contrasto in ottava rima in Tuscany (Italy)”, 1st Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Audiovisual Ethnomusicology, City Museum, Ljubljana, Slovenia 24-27 August 2016.

2015    “Reality and fiction in ethnomusicological documentary: different perspectives and new trends”, International Symposium: Global Perspectives of Chinese Music in the Internet Age, College of Music, Ningbo University, China, 27-30/11/2015 [picture].

– “Los hilos de la memoria. Buscando el origen de la cumbia en el pais de los Carabali”, Jornadas de Música Africana, Institut Catalunya-Àfrica, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, 19-20/11/2015.

– “Filming the transmission of musical knowledge: the oral-aural-visual communication process”, ICTM World Conference (2015), 43rd International  Council for Traditional Music, Kazak University of Arts, Astana, Kazakistan, 20/7/2015.

2014    “An Ethnomusicological Perspective for a Television Documentary Film Shot in Calabar (Nigeria)”, MusiCam 2014, International Conference on Visual Ethnomusicology, University of Valladolid, 5–7/11/2014.

2013  “An Ethnomusicological-television Experience in Calabar, Nigeria: Ethics and Methodological Issues”, ICTM World Conference (Shanghai 2013), 42nd International Council for Traditional Music, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, China, 15/7/2013.

2012  “Filmar la musica: un recorrido historico sobre teorias y metodologias en etnomusicologia visual”, Universidad de Valladolid, MusiCam 2012: 3̊ encuentro de etnomusicologia visual, Valladolid, Spain, 3/5/2012.

2011  “Vallenato: Hybridization and Metamorphosis of a Musical Genre of the North-East of Colombia”, ICTM, 4th International Symposium of the Department of Musicology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, 26/8/2011.

-“Santos, demonios y divinidades. Practicas musicales y devocionales en las culturas afrolatinoamericanas”, Universidad de Valladolid, MusiCam 2011: Etnomusicología y documentación audiovisual, Valladolid, Spain, 17/3/2011.

2010  “Filmare la musica. L’utilizzo del mezzo cinematografico nella rappresentazione delle musiche di tradizione orale”, Summer School “Ars Videndi”, Scuola di antropologia visiva e tecnologia dell’immagine, Università di Siena, Italy, 9/9/10.

– ”El acordeon del diablo: la musica vallenata”, MusiCam 2010: Etnomusicología y documentación audiovisual, Valladolid, Spain, 19/5/2010.

2007    “Huellas de Africanía. Instrumentos musicales de origen africano en Colombia”, Musica subsahariana: tradicion y patrimonio cultural africano, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain, 26-28/3/2007.

2006   “Las raices de la musica del Mediterraneo, un puente hacia un nuevo imaginario musical local”, II Encuentro de Festivales y Musicas del Mediterraneo, CCCB, Barcelona, Spain, Sept. 21-22.

2005   “People and Sounds. Filming African Music Between Visual Anthropology and Television Documentary”, VII Encuentros de Estìo: Mùsicas de Africa Subsahariana. Experiencias recientes de investigaciòn Universidad de Valladolid, Spain, Sept. 26-27.

2004      “Etno-historia y literatura oral: los cantos épicos de los cantahistorias” and “Los instrumentos musicales como cultura material y objetos simbòlicos”, Lectures,  Universidad de Valladolid, Spain, 10/11/2004.

2003  “Global vs. Local: The Impact of Globalization on Traditional Cultures”, 2003 International Borneo Conference: The Ethnic Music of Sarawak, Kuching, Malaysia, July 8-9.

– “Huellas de Africanía. Instrumentos musicales de origen africano en Colombia”, III Coloquio Internacional de Musicología: Casa de las Américas, La Habana, Cuba, 27-31/10/2003.

2002   “La cumbia colombiana: análisis de un fenómeno musical y socio-cultural”, IV Congreso Latinoamericano IASPM, México, 2-6/4/2002.

2001   “Le processus de persécution et moralisation des coutumes africaines dans la société coloniale latino-américaine”, Colloque International “Tarab”, Tanger, June 2-4/6/2001.

– “Traditional Performing Arts and Globalization: Ethnic, Ethic and Aesthetic Choices”, Art Summit Indonesia 2001 – International Seminar on Contemporary Performing Arts, “The Challenge of Multiculturalism”, Jakarta, Indonesia,  14-16/9/2001.

2000     “Folk Music Atlas in CD-ROM: Application of Multimedia Technology for Conservation and Diffusion of Traditional Music”, Forum International des Artes Traditionnels, Jakarta, Indonesia, 4-7/5/2000.

CREATIVE ACTIVITIES

Art Director

1997 – present      Festival Musica dei Popoli, Firenze

1995 – present      Festival del Film Etnomusicale, Firenze

Film festival Advisor

2005-2007      Music and Film: Mediterranean, International Center for Music Studies, University of Newcastle, England.

2004          Reel Rhythms: The 1st NY World Music Film Festival, World Music Institute, Symphonyspace, New York, March 27-May 15, 2004.

2003-2005       Música Filmada. Cicle de Cinema Etnogràfic, Cicle de Músiques del Món, Fundació La Caixa, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

2003                 Rassegna del Cinema Etnomusicale, Oristano (Sept. 6-13) and Alghero (Sept. 24-29), Apostrophe Cultura & Spettacolo (Sardegna).

Musiques i cultures, Ethnographic Film Festival, Escola Superior de Mùsica de Catalunya Barcellona, Spain.

2001-2005       Observando Culturas, Ethnographic Film Festival, Centro Buendia, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain.

JURY MEMBERSHIP

International Music Festivals

2005/2007 Festival Sharq Taronalari, Samarkand (Uzbekistan).

2005           “Diversons” – Festival de Mùsiques del Mòn, Barcelona (Spain).

ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL AREAS

TV Programs:

2001-05    Scientific Advisor for R.T.I. – Mediaset for the TV Program “Gentes” – Rete 4

2012         Scientific Advisor for CBRA Films and Cultural Video Foundation for the documentary series “Pasos de cumbia

Photographic Exhibition:

2008         Music Consultant for Viaggiatori dell’Anima, Ass. Cult. Laboratorio Amaltea, Comune di Firenze, Florence, September 12-31st, 2008.

Cultural promoter:

2008         Founder of the Associazione Multi Culti with the aim to promote cultural events such as concerts, film festival, exhibitions concerning traditional/ethnic/folk/world music. The association organizes the festival Immagini & Suoni del Mondo. Ethnomusicological Film Festival (www.multiculti.it).