Books by Flo Menezes



Apoteose de Schoenberg – Ensaio sobre os arquétipos da harmonia contemporânea
(Written between August 1984 and December 1985).
First edition: Edusp / Nova Stella, São Paulo, 1987. (Out of print). [Second edition, revised and amplified: Ateliê Editorial, São Paulo, 2002. See below.]
His first book, written at the age of 22/23, about Schoenberg, Berg, Webern (and others) and about contemporary harmony and modern harmonic techniques.


Luciano Berio et la phonologie – Une approche jakobsonienne de son œuvre
Verlag Peter Lang, Frankfurt a.M./Paris/New York, 1993. Book about the work of Berio and its relationships with structural phonology (phonemics). (Out of print).
ISBN: 3-631-45351-5.

[See also about the book below].


Un essai sur la composition verbale/électronique "Visage" de Luciano Berio
Quaderni di Musica Realtà Nr. 30*, Mucchi Editore, Modena, 1993. Book in which the electroacoustic piece Visage by Luciano Berio is circunstancially analysed. First Prize (unanimously) of the First International Contest for Musicology (Premio Latina di Studi Musicali, 1990). (Out of print).

[Together with the book Luciano Berio et la Phonologie... it constitutes the Doctoral Thesis written in 1991 under the auspices of Henri Pousseur and presented to the University of Liège, Belgium, on February 1992. Doctoral degree obtained "avec grande distinction"].

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Música Eletroacústica – História e estéticas.
Edusp, São Paulo, first edition 1996, second edition 2009 (with CD enclosed). First book in Brazil about the Electroacoustic Music and its history, including translations of historical texts (by Russolo, Varèse, Stockhausen, Boulez, Meyer-Eppler, Pousseur, Krenek, Eimert, Maderna, Berio, Koenig, Schaeffer, Risset, Chowning, Dahlhaus, Manoury and Menezes). On the CD, works by: Koenig, Ligeti, Schaeffer, Berio, Pousseur, Risset and Menezes.
ISBN: 85-314-0301-4.


Atualidade estética da Música Eletroacústica
Editora Unesp, São Paulo, 1999 (big format, including a CD and scores of A Dialética da Praia and of Parcous de l'Entité). Book about the main aesthetic questions on Electroacoustic Composition: inner time of sound, interaction between instruments and electronics, spatiality, concept of writing, and analysis of electroacoustic compositions.
ISBN: 85-7139-224-2.


Apoteose de Schoenberg – Tratado sobre as Entidades Harmônicas
[1st Edition: Edusp / Nova Stella, São Paulo, 1987. See above.]
2nd Edition, revised and amplified: Ateliê Editorial, São Paulo, 2002. Book about Schoenberg, Berg, Webern (and others)
and about contemporary harmony and modern harmonic techniques.
ISBN: 85-7480-109-7.


A acústica musical em palavras e sons
Ateliê Editorial, São Paulo, first edition 2004, second edition 2014 (with CD enclosed). Book about the main acoustic concepts under the point of view of the composer and of the electroacoustic music.
ISBN: 85-7480-216-6.


Música Maximalista – Ensaios reunidos sobre a Música Radical e Especulativa
Editora Unesp, São Paulo, 2006. Collected writings on contemporary and electroacoustic music, with the most remarquable interviews.
ISBN: 85-7139-670-1.


de spectris sonorum
Book in booklet format (100 pages, in Portuguese and English) with texts about eight electroacoustic works (PAN: Laceramento della Parola (Omaggio a Trotskij); Phantom-Wortquelle; Words in Transgress; Contextures I (Hommage à Berio); ATLAS FOLISIPELIS; Harmonia das Esferas; Colores (Phila: In Praesentia); Crase and Traces), accompanying the video-DVD "de spectris sonorum", Selo SESC, São Paulo, August 2011.


Matemática dos afetos – Tratado de (re)composição musical
Edusp, São Paulo, 2013 (with CD enclosed). Treatise on musical (re)composition, containing the main concepts and techniques of Flo Menezes.
ISBN: 978-85-314-1422-0.


Nova Ars Subtilior – Essays zur maximalistischen Musik
Wolke Verlag, Hofheim (Germany), 2014 (with sound examples for downloading – see below), edited by Ralph Paland. Collected Writings by Flo Menezes (in German and English, including all his Cologne lectures and other texts, besides an extensive dialog with Ralph Paland).
ISBN: 978-3-95593-058-5.

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A very positive article about the book in Germany by Friederike Jurth in the Neue Musik Zeitung in April 2015


Luciano Berio – Legado e atualidade
Editora Unesp Digital, São Paulo, 2015. Texts by Flo Menezes (Editor), Umberto Eco, Enzo Restagno, Silvio Ferraz, Leonardo Martinelli, Sérgio Kafejian, Maurício De Bonis, Helen Gallo, Tiago Gati, Fábio Scucuglia, Alexandre Lunsqui, Rael Gimenes and William Teixeira.
ISBN: 978-85-68334-64-4 (ePub).

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Riscos sobre Música: Ensaios – Repetições – Provas
Editora Unesp Digital, São Paulo, 2018. Collected writings by Flo Menezes with some unpublished new essays.
ISBN: 978-85-9546-288-5 (ePub).

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http://editoraunesp.com.br/catalogo/9788595462885,riscos-sobre-musica

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Ritos de Perpassagem (Libretto)
Libretto of the Opera Ritos de Perpassagem by Flo Menezes.
Theatro São Pedro (São Paulo) & Santa Marcelina Cultura, September 2019.

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Trotskismos em Cuba – Retrato de um Encontro
Nojosa Edições, São Paulo, 2021 (digital book). Collected texts organized by Flo Menezes of the I Encuentro Académico Internacional León Trotsky: vida y contemporaneidad un abordaje crítico, from May 2019, in Havana, Cuba. Texts by Don Esteban Volkov (Trotsky's grandson) and notable Communist and Trotskyist militants such as: Frank García Hernández, Paul Le Blanc, Éric Toussaint, João Batista Aragão Neto, Roberto Massari, Simón Rodríguez, Bryan Palmer, Alan Woods, Sándor John and others. (Texts in Portuguese, Spanish and English)

ISBN: 978-65-89439-02-8 (PDF and ePub).

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Flo Menezes & Vladimir Safatle:
A potência das fendas

edições n-1, São Paulo, 2021.
ISBN: 978-85-314-1422-0.


Do erro em composição
Editora Unesp Digital, São Paulo, 2021.
ISBN: 978-65-5714-052-9 (ePub).

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http://editoraunesp.com.br/catalogo/9786557140529,do-erro-em-composicao

Scripture Music • Música de Escritura
– Maximalism in the musical work of Flo Menezes •
O Maximalismo na obra musical de Flo Menezes

Flo Menezes (editor and author). Texts in English or in Portuguese by Ralph Paland, Sergio Kafejian, Leonardo Martinelli, Flávio Monteiro, Vladimir Safatle, Maurício Ayer, Daniel Luís Barreiro, George Akveskog, Paola Baron, Willian Lentz, Fábio Scucuglia, Caio Tikaraishi Pierangeli, Raphael Vilani Domiciano, Helen Gallo, Gabriel Xavier, Leonardo Labrada, Tiago Gati and Victor Lacerda.
edições flopan, São Paulo, 2022.

ISBN: 978-65-00-37644-9 (printed book and PDF).
ISBN: 978-65-00-37643-2 (ePub).

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