Patrimonialização da Paisagem Sonora em Évora (1540 - 1910)

Cofinanciado por:
Acrónimo | PASEV
Designação do projeto | Patrimonialização da Paisagem Sonora em Évora (1540 - 1910)
Código do projecto | ALT20-03-0145-FEDER-028584
Objetivo principal |

Região de intervenção |

Entidade beneficiária |
  • Universidade de Évora(líder)
  • NOVA.ID.FCT - Associação para a Inovação e Desenvolvimento da FCT(parceiro)
  • Universidade Nova de Lisboa - Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas(parceiro)

Data de aprovação | 18-07-2018
Data de inicio | 06-02-2019
Data de conclusão | 05-02-2022

Custo total elegível | 239697.67 €
Apoio financeiro da União Europeia | FEDER - 154907.87 €
Apoio financeiro público nacional/regional | República Portuguesa - 84789.80 €

Objetivos, atividades e resultados esperados/atingidos


The PASEV Project program comprises a extensive plan of research in terms of chronology focusing on the period from 1540 - creation of Évora's Archbishopric - to 1910 the begining of Republic in Portugal. To understand this complex reality only a research group with different specialists (music, history, musicology, organology, pedagogy and education, as well as software engineers) can assure a deep historical analyses of sources, and its aplications in the present society of information and the transference of knowledge to a local/global community. The PASEV Project intends to understand the importance of musical practices in the life of the city of Évora according to the following research plan: A) Musical manifestations: the presence of music in the city 1) Quotidian - Liturgical Year 2) Feasts/Exceptional events B) Different manifestations of following characters: 1) Civilian: protocol (embassies, visits/royal entries, marriages, births, deaths of kings or princes); local/municipal (feasts, fairs); popular (pilgrimages, processions) 2) Religious: catastrophes, visitations, nominations. The Inquisition question. 3) Mixed (processions, feasts) C) Places: 1) Associated with the Court: (Paço Real, Estaus, Conde de Basto, Paço de São Francisco) 2) Religious Spaces: Sé Catedral (cathedral), convents, churches 3) Public spaces: theatres, squares, coffee shops, promenade, bullfight arena. 4) Teaching places in sacred institutions (cloister and convents) and after Liberalism (Academia de Música Eborense, colleges and other private schools). 5) Comercial spaces linked to music (warehouses, auctions, musical printing and edition, sales and rental of musical instruments). D) People 1) Institution-linked event planners: chapel masters of cathedral, convents and churches, assistance institutions (Misericórdia) cultural associations and assemblies. 2) Vocal and instrumental groups, resident in the institutions. Hired singers and musicians. Feminine differentiation. 3) Composers 4) Circulation of repertoire and/or musicians E) Repertoires 1) Bells (e.g. cathedral, churches, convents, confraries) 2) Sacred (plainsong and polyphony), quotidian and feasts. 3) From instrumental "praxis" of the Renaissance to modern ?practica?: the role of the organ and other instruments. 4) Survey about organs 5) Sociability: from Court culture to the public sphere (dance, instrumental and/or vocal music) F) Visual testimonies on several mediums 1) Sacred iconography (painting, tiles, ornaments) 2) Secular iconography (tiles, photography, announcements, brochures, feast programs) 3) Records/registers related to instruments (organology) 


The PASEV Project program comprises 7 tasks that will be carried out over a 3 years period. They are: (1) Historical and Documental Research: Musical research and organology - 1540-1834; (2) The practice of music in monastic communities and music in religious manifestations in Évora from the 16th to the 18th centuries: actors, institutions, places, impacts in population; (3) Sociability repertoires: from the culture of Court to the public sphere; (4) Images and narratives of the soundscape 1803-1910 (From Cenáculo Lights to the Republic); (5) Domain Analysis and Geographic Context; (6) Interactive Platform for the Auditory Atlas of the City of Évora; and (7) Results integration and engagement with society (please see task descriptions and chronogram). The PASEV Project will be also an important step to understand the importance of musical practices in the life of the city of Évora, in everyday life or in special occasions, allowing to do future works in this field, extending to other cities to study and compare different realities in the same country and in the same period, or to compare with other countries, namely with Spain. These future works can be done about others cities in Portugal, to get information about musical heritage and the needs of patrimonialisation of this kind of inheritance as an important source not only for tourists or visitors, but also to the local inhabitants, namely the students. To understand this reality only a team with different specialists (music, history, musicology, organology, pedagogy and education, as well as software engineers) can assure a deep historical analyses of sources, an organology approach in diverse contexts, comparing to other contemporaneous geographic realities, thinking that only a multidisplinary research. This research will be accompanied by international specialist consulters, and intends to invest in a pedagogical dimension, sharing also its results with different publics. Our consultants are: Juan Jiménez ( and Tess Knighton: (https:// The team will have meetings every 3 months to present reports of materials and documents that need to be introduced in Data Base in order to the elaboration of the digital platform by the researchers of NovaLincs (tasks 5 and 6). The Project will organize every year in October an International Meeting concerning Soundscapes for presentation of results and discussion in an international forum. In 2017 we'll have our first edition (https:// The PASEV Project will produce an anual report to present results. The web page dedicated to the Project (task7) will have an area dedicated to the historical data where it will be possible to find information about the progress and results, future research and strategies


(A1) Publication of a peer review book of articles presented in the next edition Residence of São Bento de Cástris,

in the same model of 2016 publication ( The Book will be dedicated to

the Musical Patrimony of Évora.

(D) Anual Organization of International Forum focused on Historical Soundscapes, the 1st edition is in 26-28 October

2017 ( this meeting will allowed a regular presentation of

papers in national scientific meetings. In 2019 the 7th edition of São Bento Cástris Residence will be dedicated of

Convent and religious soundscapes in Évora, allowing the presentation of results and papers of the Project (task2).

Promotion  and  organization  of  an  International  meeting  in  October  every  year  until  2020  concerning  historical

soundscapes in Évora the 1st edition will be on 26th-28th of October 2017 (

evento-2017-en/). This will allow a regular presentation of papers in national scientific meetings and the dinamization

of a scientific forum of discussion centred in Évora. Moroever in 2019 the 7th edition of São Bento Cástris Residence

will be dedicated to convent and religious soundscapes in Évora, allowing the presentation of results and papers of the

project. Publication of a peer review book of articles presented in the Residence, in the same model as the publication

of 2016 ( is projected.

We will edit an interactive digital platform with the respective events and a compilation of audio and visual documents

that enable the visitor to experience as much as possible of each event. These events make it possible to create

thematic itineraries for the visitor to explore a series of historical musical scenarios through various virtual platforms,

such as apps for smartphones, and tablets, among others, offering an overview of enriching routes in loco in the city .

We  will  create  a  web  page  of  the  PASEV  Project  to  expose  the  results  of  our  work  and  to  create  in  the  site  an

educational area dedicated to the musical heritage of the city of Évora, to explore with students of different levels of

scholarship, giving priority to educational resources providing the exploitation of places (churches, squares, toponymic

testimonies), documents (historical and musical ones), instruments (organs), related to the practice of music in the

city .  Some  of  these  materials  will  be  developed  for  children  and  will  be  organized  under  the  theme:  from  the  scriptorium

of monasteries into your computer .

The  project  researchers  of  Évora  University  will  promote  workshops  on  different  themes  and  dedicated  to  general

public. The subject of these workshops will be:

- The role of the sacred music in the modern period in Évora;

- The materials used in the production of musical manuscripts and how to use these materials in a history classroom

(basic and secondary education);

-  Experimentation  with  different  stylistic  and  sonorous  solutions  involving  singers  and  instrumentalists,  recording  of

selected pieces.

We  will  develop  interaction  with  musicians  for  production  and  participation  in  concerts  concerning  the  repertoire

researched in the scope of this project.

We  expect  not  only  to  establish  a  cooperation  with  the  tourism  institutions  of  the  city  for  a  correct  diffusion  of  the

konwledge integrated in the digital platforms, but also to organize a program of guided tours for the inhabitants of

Évora, students of the University of Évora, portuguese cultural tourists as well as international tourists.