Ana Llorens

Dr. Ana Llorens

Technical Supervisor
‘Juan de la Cierva–Formación’ Postdoctoral Fellow

I received my PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2018, which I conducted under Prof J. Rink’s supervision. In February 2019, I joined the team of the European Research (ERC) project DIDONE. In March 2020, I started as ‘Juan de la Cierva–Formación’ Fellow and in July 2020 became the Technical Supervisor of the team.

With a clear focus on music analysis since my MPhil, during my PhD I employed cutting-edge computational techniques for the analysis of a large corpus of recordings, with a view to contributing to formal theory. In DIDONE I am designing a cluster of tools for data extraction and analysis of various parameters (including harmony, melody, rhythm, and texture) in large—not only operatic—corpora, to determine music’s emotional content using artificial intelligence.

You can find me on academia.edu, Google Scholar, ResearchGate, and Twitter.
ORCID: 0000-0001-7290-9617, email: allorens at iccmu.es.

Qualifications

2018. PhD in Music, University of Cambridge.
2012. MPhil in Hispano-Amarican Music, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
2011. BA in Musicology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
2008. Performer’s Diploma, Indiana University.
2005. BA in Cello Performance, Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid.
Ongoing. BA in Spanish Language and Literature, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia.

Select Publications

Clark, W. A.; Torrente, Á.; L., A., eds., 2023. The Cambridge History of Music in Spain. Cambridge–New York, Cambridge University Press. Contract signed: 20/08/2020. Expected publication: 2023.

L., A., 2021. ‘Early recorded musical structures: non-organic, non-structuralist yet compensated sonata forms’, in Early Sound Recordings: Academic Research and Practice, ed. I. Stanović and E. Moreda. London, Routledge, in print. Accepted: 06/01/2020. Expected publication: 12/2021.

L., A., 2021. ‘The Recorded Brahms Corpus (RBC): A dataset of performative parameters in recordings of Brahms’s cello sonatas’, Empirical Musicology Review 16/1–2. https://emusicology.org/. Accepted: 22/12/2020. Expected publication: 01/2021.
Dataset available at: https://github.com/allorens/RBC.

L., A., 2020. ‘Una vez Brahms, pero no el mismo Brahms: las sonatas para violonchelo y piano, por Polo y Nebolsin’, Revista de Musicología 43/1, 377–386. ISSN 0210-1459, doi:10.2307/26915468.

Torrente, Á.; L., A. ‘“Misero pargoletto”: kinship, taboo and passion in Metastasio’s Demofoonte’, in Demofoonte come soggetto per il dramma per musica: Johann Adolf Hasse ed altri compositori del Settecento, ed. M. Jonasova. Prague, Academia, pp. 57–86. ISBN 978-80-200-3152-5, more info.

L., A.; Rubiales, G.; Usula, N. ‘Operatic sources for Demofoonte: librettos and scores after Metastasio’s “figliuolo”’, in Demofoonte come soggetto per il dramma per musica: Johann Adolf Hasse ed altri compositori del Settecento, ed. M. Jonasova. Prague, Academia, pp. 273–321. ISBN 978-80-200-3152-5, more info.

L., A., 2017. ‘Recorded asynchronies, structural dialogues: Brahms’s Adagio affettuoso, Op. 99ii, in the hands of Casals and Horszowski’, Music Performance Research 8, 1–31. ISSN 1755-9219, PDF.

L., A., 2015. ‘“Midiendo del tiempo” en la Sonata para cello y piano en Fa mayor, Op. 99, de Brahms: Casals y una variedad proporcionalmente controlada’, Quodlibet 58/1, 42–66. ISSN 1134-8615, PDF.

L., A., 2014. ‘Cuestión de dos: los hermanos Fernández Grajal en el Certamen Nacional de Ópera Española’, in Allegro cum laude: estudios musicológicos en homenaje a Emilio Casares, ed. V. Sánchez and M. Nagore. Madrid, Instituto Complutense de Ciencias Musicales, pp. 195–200. ISBN 978-84-482-5798-9, more info.

Fernández de la Cuesta, I.; Álvarez, R.; L., A., eds., 2013. El canto mozárabe y su entorno. Estudios sobre la música de la liturgia viejo hispánica. Madrid, Sociedad Española de Musicología. ISBN: 978-84-868-7829-0, more info.

Awards

2013. National Award for Academic Excellence, Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia.
2011. Award for the highest degree: Master in Spanish and Hispano American Music, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
2010. Award for the highest degree: BA in Musicology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
2005. First Prize in International Competition ‘Júlio Cardona’, Portugal.
2003. First Prize in International Competition of ‘Forum de Violoncellos de España’.

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