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Portuguese (1974) intermedia composer, sound artist, AV performer, media arts theorist and researcher that seeks to represent a figurative space-time, combining sound and visual narratives with unusual spaces, often developed in collaboration with visual artists, dancers, choreographers, performers, musicians and curators.
His work has been embraced by museums, concert halls and public spaces, such as: Alberto Sampaio Museum (Guimarães, PT), Art Nouveau Museum (Aveiro, PT), Biodiversity Gallery (Porto, PT), caos (Viseu, PT), Casa das Artes (Porto, PT), Chapel of Prado do Repouso (Porto, PT), Chapel of São Brás (Guimarães, PT), Chapel of São Frutuoso de Montélios (Braga, PT), Church of the Third (Ponte de Lima, PT), Coleção Berardo Museum (Lisbon, PT), Czong Institute for Contemporary Arts (Gimpo, KR), Douro Museum (Peso da Régua, PT), Ferry Porsche Congress Center (Zell am See, AT), gnration (Braga, PT), House of the Territory (Vila Nova de Famalicão, PT), Mãe d’Água das Amoreiras Reservoir (Lisbon, PT), Museum of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto (Porto, PT), National Museum of the Republic (Brasília, BR), O Espaço do Tempo (Montemor-o-Novo, PT), Palace of the Dukes of Bragança (Guimarães, PT), Passos Manuel (Porto, PT), Patriarchal Reservoir (Lisbon, PT), Queen Anne Court (London, GB), Rua das Gaivotas6 (Lisbon, PT), Salão Brazil (Coimbra, PT), TAGV (Coimbra, PT), The House of Architecture (Matosinhos, PT), The Hub (Dublin, IE), Vilar de Frades Convent (Barcelos, PT), among others.
He also participated in events such as binnar (Vila Nova de Famalicão, PT), Unusual Concerts (Ovar, PT), Film Fest Zell (Zell am See, AT), Freedom Festival (Elvas; Oliveira do Hospital, PT), Imaginarius | International Festival of Street Theater (Santa Maria da Feira, PT), White Night (Braga, PT), Poetics of the Multiple (Cuenca, ES), Salva a Terra – Ecofestival (Idanha-a-Nova, PT),  Sleeping Concert (Braga, PT), Parallel Universe Festival (Bahia, BR) and Waking Life (Crato, PT).
His sonorities are hybrid and integrate a set of influences: ambient, drone, soundscape, soft noise, and minimal electronic, and his compositions fall back on field recordings, atmospheric textures and evolving patterns, marked by fragmented rhythms. As a solo artist, he has released six electronic ambient music works (“slower pace of existence“, 2019 [CD e digital]; “perhaps only as a memory reconstructed“, 2019 [K7]; “sinuous sensations hypnotic emotions“, 2018 [CD box, 7CDs]; “perhaps only as a memory“, 2018 [CD e digital]; “fragments of emotions“, 2015 [CD e digital]; “chilled winter sunrise“, 2013 [CD]; “gentle breeze at sunset“, 2011 [CD]).
Currently he is a PhD candidate in Art Studies (Specialty in Theatrical and Performance Studies) at University of Coimbra (PT), with the aim to foster audiovisual processes that move between past and present, community and individual, and between specific types of performativity, exploring the confluence between sound and visual media. He holds a degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Coimbra.
He is also a researcher of the Centre for 20th Century Interdisciplinary Studies of the University of Coimbra. As a researcher his research-creation projects focus on specific places analyzing, throughout the research and creation process, the role of memory in the configuration of individual and collective identities, seeking to reflect on the importance of site-specific and sense of place, and the relationship between performativity and memory representation, taking as starting point the interaction with the places and the appropriation of memories and archives, and exploring their sound and visual aspects. He is a Member of EASTAP – European Association for the Study of Theatre and Performance (Paris, FR).
He has presented the results of his research-creation projects in several places, such as, Almourol Castle (Vila Nova da Barquinha, PT), Alto da Cividade Roman Baths (Braga, PT), Botanical Garden (Coimbra, PT), Cathedral of Viseu (Viseu, PT), CCOP (Porto, PT), College of the Arts (Coimbra, PT), College of St. Jerome (Coimbra, PT), Convent of Salutation (Montemor-o-Novo, PT), Convent of Saint Francis (Coimbra, PT), Chapel of the Immaculate (Braga, PT), Church of Jesus (Aveiro, PT), Church of Salvaterra-do-Extremo (Idanha-a-Nova, PT), Escoural Caves (Montemor-o-Novo, PT), International Museum of Contemporary Sculpture (Santo Tirso, PT), Joanina Library (Coimbra, PT), Júlio Dinis Museum (Ovar, PT), Monastery of Alcobaça (Alcobaça, PT), Monastery of Tibães (Braga, PT), Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Velha (Coimbra, PT), Museum of Convent of Lóios (Santa Maria da Feira, PT), Museum of the Light (Luz-Mourão, PT), Museum of the Stone (Cantanhede, PT), Museum of Côa (Vila Nova de Foz Côa, PT), National Museum of Conímbriga (Condeixa-a-Nova, PT), National Museum of Machado de Castro (Coimbra, PT), and Porto Wine Museum (Porto, PT),
And at conferences and events such as #14.ART – 14th International Art and Technology Meeting (Aveiro, PT), #15.ART – 15th International Art and Technology Meeting (Brasília, BR), #16.ART – 16th International Art and Technology Meeting (Porto, PT), 9th Midterm Conference of the RN-Sociology of the Arts – ESA-Arts (Porto, PT), 18th International SRRNet Conference (Barcelos, PT), II European Association for the Study of Theatre and Performance Conference (Lisboa, PT), AnoZero – Coimbra Biennial of Contemporary Art (Coimbra, PT), Archive Practices in Performing Arts International Seminar (Coimbra and Porto, PT), Avanca | Cinema: International Conference on Cinema – Art, Technology, Communication (Avanca, PT), Criatech – Digital Creativity and Technology (Aveiro, PT), Concepts and Devices of Creation in Performing Arts International Congress (Coimbra, PT), DRHA 2014 – Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts International Conference (London, GB), DRHA 2015 – Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts International Conference (Dublin, IE), International Conference “Soundscapes: Heritage, History, Artistic Territories and Sound Archeology” (Braga, PT), KISMIF – Keep it Simple, Make it Fast! DIY Cultures, Spaces and Places (Porto, PT), POST-SCREEN Conference: International Festival of Art, New Media and Cybercultures (Lisboa, PT), and S&I Media – 3rd International Conference (Lisbon, PT).
He is the author of the book “Sinuous Sensation Hypnotic Emotions: Visual Ambiences” (Flying Thought, 2018) and several scientific papers (peer-reviewed) on themes related to audiovisual performances, multimedia and media arts.

Education
2014 (since). PhD in Art Studies – Specialty in Theatrical and Performance Studies. University of Coimbra.
Thesis (in preparation): Sinuous Sensations Hypnotic Emotions: Contemporary sound and visual performance. Mentored by Fernando Matos de Oliveira (Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Coimbra) and Pedro Tudela (Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto).
2003. Degree in Computer Engineering. University of Coimbra.

Statement
My artistic work is framed in the area of sound and visual performance and seeks to foster audiovisual processes that move between past and present, community and individual, and between specific types of performativity.
In each of my works, I am interested in building a figurative space-time, exploring the confluence between sound and visual narratives and unusual spaces.
I argue that the artistic practice related to sound and visual media has increased the capacity for creative experimentation, opening up today for endless relations between sound and image.
My research-creation projects focus on specific places, analyzing throughout the research and creation process the role of memory in shaping individual and collective identities.
I try to reflect on the importance of site-specific and sense of place contexts, and the relation between performativity and memory representation, taking as a starting point the interaction with spaces, and the appropriation of memories and discourses.
I aim to generate different interpretations and ambiguous emotions through the dialogue between sound and image, allowing the spectator to experience a contemplative immersion, in order to be transported to places that he doesn’t know or recognizes.

Awards | Fellowships
2019. Directorate General of the Arts – Portuguese Ministry of Culture, Fellowship (Occasional support – Edition)
2018. Mariano Gago Ecsite Awards 2018 [Smart and Simple], Award (Soundtrack and sound design for astronomy for babies)
2018. Bracara Augusta Foundation, Fellowship (Occasional support)
2018. Directorate General of the Arts – Portuguese Ministry of Culture, Fellowship (Occasional support)
2018. Directorate General of the Arts – Portuguese Ministry of Culture, Fellowship (Occasional support – Edition)
2018. GDA Foundation, Fellowship (Occasional support)
2016. Atalaia Performing Arts 2016, Award (Distinction)
2015. Directorate General of the Arts – Portuguese Ministry of Culture, Fellowship (Occasional support)

Artistic residencies
2019.10.16 to 2019.10.26 – Contemporary Art Studies Center, Vila Nova Barquinha (PT)
2019.09.09 to 2019.09.21 – House of the Territory, Vila Nova de Famalicão (PT)
2019.05.20 to 2019.05.31 – International Museum of Contemporary Sculpture, Santo Tirso (PT)
2019.03.24 to 2019.04.01 – City Museum, Porto (PT)
2019.03.04 to 2019.03.22 – Pottery Museum, Barcelos (PT)
2019.02.18 to 2019.02.22 – Ovar Arts Center, Ovar (PT)
2019.01.14 to 2019.01.18 – TAGV, Coimbra (PT)
2018.08.02 to 2018.08.14 – gnration, Braga (PT)
2017.06.17 to 2017.07.03 – Monastery of Tibães, Braga (PT)
2017.05.15 to 2017.05.21 – The Space of Time, Montemor-o-Novo (PT)
2017.05.02 to 2017.05.08 – Museum of the Light, Mourão (PT)
2017.01.12 to 2017.01.20 – Monastery of Alcobaça, Alcobaça (PT)
2016.12.05 to 2016.12.13 – Convent of Saint Francis, Coimbra (PT)
2016.06.13 to 2016.06.18 – Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Velha, Coimbra (PT)
2016.05.23 to 2016.05.29 – CCOP, Porto (PT)
2016.03.01 to 2016.03.27 – Museum of Côa, Vila Nova de Foz Côa (PT)
2015.12.01 to 2016.01.29 – TAGV, Coimbra (PT)
2015.11.02 to 2015.11.30 – Santa Clara Gallery, Coimbra (PT)
2015.09.14 to 2015.10.16 – Botanical Garden, Coimbra (PT)


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