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Dr. Luis Velasco Pufleau Postdoc Researcher on Festival d'Automne à Paris
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Main focus of research:

Music and Musicology in the 20th and 21st centuries; Politics and Aesthetics of Music (aesthetics of improvised musical practices; music and symbolic politics in authoritarian, totalitarian, and democratic regimes; music and armed conflicts); Electroacoustic Music Analysis; Tracking the creative process in music

Curriculum Vitae: 


Academic degrees

2011 PhD. Music and Musicology, Paris-Sorbonne University. Dissertation: "Music, antifascism and authoritarianism: the work of Silvestre Revueltas in the context of the Spanish Civil War" ("Musique, antifascisme et autoritarisme : l’œuvre de Silvestre Revueltas dans le contexte de la Guerre civile espagnole")

"Mention": Très honorable avec félicitations du jury à l’unanimité

Research advisors: Pr. Jean-Yves Bosseur (CNRS - Paris Sorbonne), Pr. Julio Estrada (UNAM)

Jury panel:  Pr. Jean-Yves Bosseur (CNRS - Paris Sorbonne), Pr. Julio Estrada (IIE - UNAM), Pr. Jean Marc Chouvel (Paris Sorbonne University), Pr. Reinhard Flender (Hamburg University), Pr. Olga Picún (UNAM)

2006 MA Music - Arts, Bordeaux 3 University. Thesis: "La construction de l’identité culturelle au Mexique et l’avant-garde stridentiste".

2005 MA Music (Ethnomusicology), Bordeaux 3 University. Thesis: "Le chant rituel du mara’akame et la cosmovision huichole".

Music degrees

2008 Professor certification (Diplôme d’État) in Music – Guitar, Culture Ministry, France. Advanced guitar degree, (Diplôme de perfectionnement – guitare), Agen Conservatory.

2005 Diplôme d’Études Musicales (DEM) guitar and contemporary chamber music, Paris XVI Conservatory & Bordeaux Conservatory.

2000 Music degree – Guitar, University of Guadalajara, Mexico.


2013-2016 Postdoctoral research fellow at University of Salzburg, Division of Music and Dance Studies. Research project: "New Music Festivals as Agorai: Their Formation and Impact on Warsaw Autumn, Festival d’Automne in Paris, and Wien Modern Since 1980." Scientific director: Dr. Simone Heilgendorff.

2012 Postdoctoral research fellow at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (CRAL/EHESS, Paris). Research project: "Music, censorship and symbolic politics in authoritarian and totalitarian regimes." Scientific advisor: Pr. Esteban Buch (CRAL/EHESS).


2011/2013 Part-time lecturer at Bordeaux University (Arts Department). Courses: Introduction to Computer Music, Music theory, Cultural History of the 20th Century (Relationship between Politics and Artistic Production).



"Commandes et collaborations créatives: le rôle de l'interprète dans les processus de composition musicale", Circuit. Musiques contemporaines, vol. 26, n° 3, 2016 (in preparation).


“Réseaux collaboratifs et création musicale”, Figures de l’art, no 30, 2015, pp. 83-94.

“Après les attaques terroristes de l'État islamique à Paris. Enquête sur les rapports entre musique, propagande et violence armée”, Transposition. Musique et sciences sociales, no 5, 2015, (online:

“One says Mexico: the Mexican soundscapes of Stefano Scodanibbio”, Glissando, n° 26, 2015, p. 117-122 (


“Reflections on Music and Propaganda”, Contemporary Aesthetics, vol. 12, 2014, (online:;rgn=main).

“Conflits armés, idéologie et technologie dans Für Paul Dessau de Luigi Nono”, Transposition. Musique et sciences sociales, no 4, 2014, (online:

“Chansons humanitaires, dépolitisation des conflits et moralisation des relations internationales à la fin de la Guerre froide”, Relations Internationales, no 156, 2014, p. 109-123 (

“Réflexions sur les rapports entre musique et propagande”, in Music and Propaganda in the Short Twentieth Century, Massimiliano Sala (ed.), Turnhout, Brepols, 2014, p. 3-15.


“The Spanish Civil War in the work of Silvestre Revueltas”, in Music and Francoism, Gemma Pérez Zalduondo and Germán Gan Quesada (eds.), Turnhout, Brepols, 2013, p. 321-347.


“Autoritarisme, politique symbolique et création musicale. Stratégies de légitimation symbolique dans le Mexique postrévolutionnaire et le Nigeria postcolonial”, Revue internationale de politique comparée, vol. 19, no 4, 2012, p. 15-40.

“Réflexions sur l’improvisation et l’implication sociale de l’enseignement musical. Dialogue avec Jean-Yves Bosseur”, Critical Studies in Improvisation / Études critiques en improvisation, vol. 8, no 1, 2012, University of Guelph (online :

“Nationalism, Authoritarianism and Cultural Construction: Carlos Chávez and Mexican Music (1921-1952)”, Music and Politics, vol. 6, no 2, 2012 ( 

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