Setti (de Castro Lima), Kilza
- Irati Antonio
(b São Paulo, Jan 26, 1932). Brazilian ethnomusicologist, composer and pianist. She graduated as a pianist in 1953 from the Conservatório Dramático e Musical, São Paulo, where she also studied composition with Camargo Guarnieri. She undertook private studies in ethnomusicology and anthropology, and in 1970 a Gulbenkian Foundation grant enabled her to continue her ethnomusicological research in Portugal, with the cooperation of Michel Giacometti and Fernando Lopes Graça. She subsequently obtained her doctorate in social anthropology from São Paulo University after submitting a dissertation (published in 1985) on the music and culture of the Brazilian Caiçara fishermen; she has also conducted research into the music of the Mbyá-Guarani and Krahô Indians of Brazil. She taught folklore and ethnomusicology at the Santa Marcellina music faculty, Perdizes, 1975–7, and postgraduate courses in musical anthropology at São Paulo University in 1985 and ethnomusicology at Bahia University, Salvador, in 1991. As a researcher, she has given conferences and published articles in Brazil and abroad. She is a member of the International Council for Traditional Music and of the Sociedade Brasileira de Musicologia. Setti’s compositional output reflects a preference for choral music, songs and chamber works, some of which were published by Novas Metas and Ricordi Brasileira (both in São Paulo). She has developed a free and individual musical style, having presented works at the Brazilian Contemporary Music Biennial (Rio de Janerio). She has won several composition prizes, among them the Rádio MEC awards in ...