Bio

João Castro Pinto started his creative activity as a sound and intermedia artist in the 90's. The main output of his artistic production comprehends the domains of sound art, experimental electroacoustic / tape music and intermedia research, in a trans-disciplinary perspective of confrontation, concerning the new digital media. Since 2002 he's been the artistic director and producer of the Hertzoscópio - Experimental and Transdisciplinary Arts Festival.

His academic path is reflected on his works as it also indicates which are the main artistic perspectives and ideas of his interest.
He has studied Philosophy at the New University of Lisbon and is currently concentrated in his Ph.D. studies in Computer Music @ the U.C.P. in Porto, Portugal.

His fundamental artistic intent resides on the exploration and recreation of natural sound and visual elements that are abducted from their original context trough digital recording technologies, and then recreated in another context and space-time that intends to create a deep inner experience. The common denominator of the artistic goals of the pieces that he has presented so far focus on the intention of creating an intense sonic experience that provokes in the audience something similar to an existential glimpse that portrays the imperative need of searching for a way to access the ultimate inner-space, which is both intimate and trans-personal.
The symbolic and plastic research operated by J. Castro Pinto to achieve the referred goal, has a means to a different end than the research itself. At stake is a true medium that materializes itself in a modus operandi of distension that operates by serving as the deconstruction of the mechanical automatisms that, on a daily basis, constrict and subjugate the existential human point of view, by which, phenomenally, remain immobile and underdeveloped the operative processes of the perceptive consciousness and the conditions of possibility to access the inner-space.

The path of the artistic experience that leads to the discovery and conquer of this inner-space (or that leads to the immersion in it), constitutes the center of the experimental & trans-disciplinary researches, practices/concerns of João Castro Pinto.
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CV

EDUCATION:

2010 - 2017
Ph.D. candidate & researcher in Science and Technology of the Arts, specializing in Computer Music at C.I.T.A.R. (Research Center for Science and Technology of the Arts) - U.C.P.. The main focus of his research lies in a phenomenological approach to the Soundscape Composition & interactive composition techniques.

2002 - 2016
Master Classes / Composition Courses / Conferences on Electroacoustic Music Composition organized by Miso Music Portugal with the composers:

Adrian Moore - “Electroacoustic Music Composition”
Annette Vande Gorne - “Space, Sound and Acousmatic Music”
Marie-Jeanne Wyckmans - “What does a Foley artist do? - Sound for Cinema”
Barry Truax - “Granular Sound Design and Soundscape Composition”
Trevor Whishart - “Composer’s Desktop Project / Sound Composition“
John Chowning – “Synthesis”
Simon Emmerson - “The Poetics of Live Electronic Music”
Eduardo Reck Miranda - “Making Artificial Voices for the Pythagorean Chorale”
Takayuki Rai (D.I.P.S. audiovisual processing system)
Morton Subotnick - “Music as Metaphor”
François Bayle - “L'Invention du Son”
Francis Dhomont - “Hypothèses sur un parcours personnel”
Bertrand Dubedout - “From Here & Other Places - Musical Invention Territories”
Miguel Azguime - “Sound Spatialization - the Loudspeaker Orchestra”
António de Sousa Dias - “Sound in Virtual Environments”

2009
Graduated in Philosophy (B.A.), by the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the New University of Lisbon (F.C.S.H.-U.N.L).

1991 - 1995
Private studies in classic guitar and participation in several musical projects / bands in Lisboa, Portugal.

1986 - 1988
Private classical piano studies in Lisboa, Portugal.


PRIZES / DISTINCTIONS / COMPETITIONS:

2017
I was commissioned an acousmatic music piece by the Direction of 23rd edition of MÚSICA VIVA FESTIVAL 2017. I composed "OBSIDIA - dos sons invisíveis ou das imagens audíveis".
The piece was premiered at MÚSICA VIVA FESTIVAL 2017, on May 26th 2017.

2016
"RUGITUS v.01" had its Polish premiere @ 24th AUDIO ART FESTIVAL, in Kraków, Poland. The Concert happened on November 24th, 2016, in Galeria Sztuki Współczesnej Bunkier Sztuki.

"RUGITUS v.02" was laureated with INA-GRM's BANC D'ESSAI 2016 INTERNATIONAL ACOUSMATIC MUSIC COMPETITION / CONTEST. The INA-GRM listening committee has auditioned, blindly, the hundred and twenty pieces sent for “Banc d’Essai 2016” and selected 11 pieces.
"RUGITUS v.02", my latest piece, was selected and had its French premiere at the Banc d' Essai Concert, on Sunday, October 9th 2016, at the MPAA Saint Germain. I spatialized "RUGITUS" through the historical ACOUSMONIUM. More info @ HERE

"RUGITUS v.01"
had its Mexican premiere @ 12th edition of VISIONES SONORAS 2016. I was invited by MISO MUSIC PORTUGAL / Portuguese Music Research & Information Centre to participate with "RUGITUS" in the 12th edition of VISIONES SONORAS in Morelia, México. My piece represented Portugal, on Friday, October 7th, within this year's CIME/ICEM - INTERNATIONAL CONFEDERATION OF ELECTROACOUSTIC MUSIC Annual General Assembly's Musical Program at this festival. More info @ HERE

2015
"PAREIDOLIA, or of the dreamt gardens", was spatialized within the program of the MUSLAB 2015 - International Exhibition of Electroacoustic Music, which is took place in four countries: Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and France, and in nine different cities, in a total of 20 concerts, organized by the Mexican Association CaminArt. My piece was played at Centro Cultural Recoleta - Laboratorio de Investigación y Producción Musical in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on November 5th at 18:00.
More info about MUSLAB @
http://muslab.org/img/Programas%20MUSLAB%202015/6-%20lipmnov5thhandbill.pdf

"PAREIDOLIA, or of the dreamt gardens" had its international premiere within the program of the 30th concert of the 41st International Computer Music Conference 2015, with the theme "Looking Back, Looking Forward". The conference happened at the University of North Texas, Denton, USA, from September 25th to October 1st, 2015. My piece was played at the Lyric Theatre, on October 1st 2015, within the programme of the 30th concert of the conference alongside pieces of Annette Vande Gorne and other composers.

More info about ICMC 2015 @
http://icmc2015.unt.edu | http://icmc2015.unt.edu/program/#music

"SIMULACRA - ON DISCRETE SOUNDS MOVEMENTS AND DENSE TEXTURES" (2013), composed at the Electronic Music Studios of the School of Film, Music & Performing Arts of the Faculty of Art, Environment & Technology of LEEDS METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY, was selected to integrate the lot of 4 portuguese pieces to participate in the PRIX PALMA ARS ACUSTICA 2015. This international competition intends to promote and honour outstanding productions of authors in the world of Ars Acustica: radio art, sound art, media art, text sound compositions, electroacoustic music, electronics, live electronica, etc.
Thanks to the partnership between Miso Music Portugal and Antena 2 for the first time Portugal is represented at PRIX PALMA ARS ACUSTICA and thus in 2015 the competition includes works of the following Portuguese composers: Ângela da Ponte, António Ferreira, João Castro Pinto e Miguel Negrão.

2014
The electroacoutisc 8 channels piece "PAREIDOLIA, or of the dreamt gardens", composed at Miso Music's LEC- Laboratory for Electroacoustic Creation, while I was a composer in residence, was premiered at the 20th edition of MÚSICA VIVA FESTIVAL 2014 - THE STATE OF THE ART.
I also spatialized and premiered in Portugal "SIMULACRA - ON DISCRETE SOUNDS MOVEMENTS AND DENSE TEXTURES" in the loudspeaker orchestra.
The festival took place between November 21th and 29th of November 2014 at O'Culto da Ajuda, in Lisboa, Portugal.


2013
The electroacoutisc 8 channels piece "SIMULACRA - ON DISCRETE SOUNDS MOVEMENTS AND DENSE TEXTURES" was selected and premiered at the 3rd edition of 2013 FEASt (Florida Electro-Acoustic Student) Festival. This festival took place on November 15th & 16th @ the Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center, in Miami, Florida _ USA.

"
SIMULACRA"
was selected among 130 works of 21 countries, to the final selection of the Destellos Prize 2013, in Argentina.

2012
The electroacoutisc piece “INTERSPERSED MEMORIES: on strings, murmurs & gongs” was premiered at the 19th SEOUL INTERNATIONAL COMPUTER MUSIC FESTIVAL. This festival took place from 24 to 27 Oct @ Seoul Arts Center - Jayu Theater, in Seoul, South Korea. The piece was selected within an international call for entries, to be exhibited in the main program of the festival, on the 2nd concert of festival _ 25.10.2012
+ info [ here ]

2011

The electroacoustic piece “Water-Dreamt-by-Forest : a Binaural Oneiric-Walk” was premiered at PNEM Sound Art Festival 2011. The piece was selected within an international call to be exhibited within the WoodWalk Experience, a sound walk through the forest where participants are invited to listen to pieces on headphones, while they experience the walk through the woods. This festival took place on November 5th & 6th 2011, in Uden – The Netherlands.
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2009
The electroacoustic piece: “Invocatio – Ascribing SoundImages into Silence” (2009), inspired by J. W. Goethe’s FAUST, was selected from within an universe of 190 pieces (from 39 countries), by Miso Music’s international call for electroacoustic miniatures to figure on the second edition of its “Sound Walk” project of Música Viva's 2009 Festival. Miso Music selected a total of 35 pieces, hence, mine figured as an absolute premiere on the “Sound Walk” installation. This festival took place in Lisboa, from September 11th to 20th 2009.

2008
The electroacoustic collage: "Plunderental - an homage to electroacoustic music" was premiered in an online broadcast on RadiaLX - 1st International Radio Art Festival 2008. The piece is an electroacoustic collage as it was composed with samples from great works. The follwoing composers were sacked: Bernard Parmegiani, Iannis Xenakis, Giacinto Scelsi, Tetsuo Inoue, The Deep Listening Band, Phill Niblock, Alejandro Viñao, Ake Parmereud, John Cage, Asmus Tietchens, François Bayle, Iancu Dumitrescu, Pierre Henry, etc...
I didn't process or altered the original audio samples, the only techniques used for the composition were editing and multi-tracking mix. The name of the piece is a parody to John Oswald's concept : Plunderphonics.
The piece was premiered on saturday the 27th of September 2008, between 12:00pm to 13:00pm.

2003
The electroacoustic piece “P.C.M. – Pulse Code Moderation” was premiered & commissioned for the event: Spatial Intersections @ The University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City - U.S.A., 27.02.2003

1999
Winner of the national contest "Young Creators 99", in the music area, with an electroacoustic piece entitled "Impressões Sintéticas".

FESTIVALS:

MÚSICA VIVA - Electroacoustic Music Festival 2004 / 2009 / 2014 / 2016 / 2017 (Lisboa - Portugal)
DME - DIAS DE MÚSICA ELECTROACÚSTICA 2016
(Seia - Portugal)
AUDIO ART FESTIVAL 2016
(Kraków - Poland)
WIEN MODERN 2016
(Vienna - Austria)
INA-GRM BANC D'ESSAI 2016 - MULTIPHONIES 2016/17
(Paris - France)
VISIONES SONORAS - FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE MÚSICA Y NUEVAS TECNOLOGÍAS
(Morelia - México)
MUSLAB 2015 - INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF ELECTROACOUSTIC MUSIC
(Buenos Aires - Argentina)
ICMC - INTERNATIONAL COMPUTER MUSIC CONFERENCE 2015
(Denton - Texas - U.S.A.)
ELECTRONIC GEOGRAPHIES FESTIVAL 2015
(Lisboa - Portugal)
FEASt - Florida International University Electro-Acoustic Student FesT 2013
(Florida - U.S.A.)
SERRALVES EM FESTA 2013
(Porto - Portugal)
OSTINATO FESTIVAL 2013
(České Budějovice - Czech Republic)
INTERPENETRATION FESTIVAL 2012
(Graz - Austria)
19th SEOUL INTERNATIONAL COMPUTER MUSIC FESTIVAL 2012
(Seoul - South Korea)
DOTOLIMPIC - FESTIVAL FOR EXPERIMENTAL & IMPROVISED MUSIC 2012 (Seoul - South Korea)

PNEM SOUND ART FESTIVAL 2011
(Uden - The Netherlands)
DAS KLEINE FIELD RECORDINGS FESTIVAL 2009
(Berlin - Germany)
PORTUGUESE MUSIC TODAY FESTIVAL 2008 (Lisboa - Portugal)
Chão 2008 [linha de montagem] (Lisboa - Portugal)
VILATONE - Vilamoura Mixed Media and Music Festival 2008 (Vilamoura - Portugal)
RADIALX _ International Radio Art Festival 2008 (Lisboa - Portugal)
Creative Fest#01 2007 [with Carlos Santos - Creative Sources Recordings Festival] (Lisboa - Portugal)
Festival MAU 2007 (Faro - Portugal)
Sources#1 Festival 2007
[Creative Sources Recordings Festival] (Lisboa - Portugal)
OutFest 2007 [with Variable Geometry Orchestra] (Lisboa - Portugal)
Rescaldo Festival 2007 [with ANISOTROPUS] (Lisboa - Portugal)
Mascavado Festival 2006 / 2008 (Lisboa - Portugal)
HERTZ_extend#1 – Encontros de Arte Experimental e Transdisciplinar 2005 (Barcelos - Portugal)
Super Stereo Demonstration 2005 (Linhares da Beira - Portugal)
FIRST FREE INTERNATIONAL FORUM OF ART AND CULTURE 2003 (Bolognano - Italy)
HERTZOSCÓPIO – Experimental & Transdisciplinary Arts Festival 2003 / 2004 (Oeiras - Portugal)
Sonic Scope Festival 2001 / 2003 / 2008 (Lisboa - Portugal)
Festival de Curtas Metragens de Vila do Conde 2002 (Vila do Conde - Portugal)
Aveiro Síntese: 1st Internacional Electroacoustic Music Festival of Aveiro 2002 (Aveiro - Portugal)
11th Annual Festival with no fancy name, Part 2 2001 @ Experimental Intermedia Foundation (N.Y.C. - U.S.A)

GRANTS / FELLOWSHIPS / ARTIST RESIDENCIES:

2013 - 14 : Composer in Residence @ LEC LABORATORY OF ELECTROACOUSTIC CREATION - PT
I was a Composer in Residence, at LEC's MISO MUSIC Electronic Music Studios. During this residency I composed new electroaocustic 8 channels works.

2013 : Composer in Residence @ LEEDS METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY - Electronic Music St. - UK
I was invited by the School of Film, Music & Performing Arts of the Faculty of Art, Environment & Technology of LEEDS METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY to be a Composer in Residence, at its Electronic Music Recording Studios. The residence includes guest lectures, focusing on my work, and also addressing to Soundscape Composition & Electroacoustic / Acousmatic Music theories and practices. During this residency I composed a new electroacoustic piece and my work was witnessed by University's students, during specific periods of the day, in an initiative named OPEN STUDIO.

2002 - 2003
: Pépinières Européennes Grant _ MAP PROGRAM - GREECE
Won a grant for an artistic residence of 3 months in the Fournos Centre for Digital Art (Athens – Greece), with the intermedia project "Cont@mination", in the followup's of the Pépinières Européennes pour Jeunes Artistes international contest/map program. The intermedia performance occured @ Fournos Centre for Digital Culture, on 08.04.2003.

2001 : Ernesto de Sousa Fellowship
Was distinguished with the 8th edition of the Portuguese experimental intermedia art fellowship "Bolsa Ernesto de Sousa" (Ernesto de Sousa Fellowship), dedicated to promote and stimulate Portuguese intermedia artists, with: “A SENSE OF FLOW“, an intermedia performance project focused on the natural landscape of the Tejo river (Tagus river | the biggest river of Portugal). Attended an intermedia trainee at the University of Iowa and performed “A SENSE OF FLOW“ at Phill Niblock’s Experimental Intermedia Foundation of New York City, on March 16th 2001.
+ info [ here ]

MUSEUMS / SELECTED VENUES & GALLERIES:

SMALL FORMS / NADALOKAL (2017) Vienna - Austria
KLUB WAKUUM
(2017) Graz - Austria
SZTUKI WSPÓLCZESNEJ - BUNKIER SZTUKI GALLERY
(2016) Kraków - Poland
CAFÉ KORB
(2016) Vienna - Austria
PORGY & BESS - IN DER STRENGEN KAMMER
(2016) Vienna - Austria
ZENTRALE
(2016) Vienna - Austria
MPAA - MAISON DE PRATIQUES ARTISTIQUES AMATEURS
(2016) Paris - France
LABORATORIO DE INVESTIGACIÓN Y PRODUCCIÓN MUSICAL
(2015) Buenos Aires - Argentina
LYRIC THEATRE (2015) Denton - Texas - U.S.A.
KREDANCE PROSTOR
(2013) České Budějovice - Czech Republic
ALTE SCHMIEDE KUNSTVEREIN
(2010 / 2013 / 2017) Vienna - Austria
RHIZ (2010 / 2013) Vienna - Austria
SOUND KITCHEN @ HARE & HOUNDS, KINGS HEATH
(2013) Birmingham - England
EXPERIMENTAL INTERMEDIA FOUNDATION (2001) N.Y.C. - U.S.A.
BUNKER [SubTonic - The Polar Bear Club] (2001) N.Y.C. - U.S.A.
STREAMING MUSEUM
(2012) N.Y.C. - U.S.A.
THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA MUSEUM OF ART
(2002) Iowa City - U.S.A.
International Center of the Intermedia Studios of The University of Iowa
(2001) IOWA - U.S.A.
SEOUL ARTS CENTER - JAYU THEATER
(2012) Seoul - South Korea
MULLAE - SEOUL ART SPACE
(2012) Seoul - South Korea
LOWRISE
(2012) Seoul - South Korea
SAMMLUNG ESSL MUSEUM
(2003 / 2005 / 2011) Vienna - Austria
LITERATURHAUS WIEN (2011) Vienna - Austria
LABfACTORY (2011) Vienna - Austria
POSTGARAGE (2010) Graz - Austria
GARNISON7 (2009) Vienna - Austria
FLUC (2003 - 2009 - 2013) Vienna - Austria
SALON BRUIT (2009) Berlin - Germany
KULTUR BUNKER (2005) Cologne - Germany
EUROPEAN FORUM for EMERGING CREATION (2003) Graz - Austria
SMALL MUSIC THEATER (2003) Athens - Greece
FOURNOS CENTER for DIGITAL CULTURE (2003) Athens - Greece
PERIPHERIE
(2001) Tubingen – Germany
T-U-B-E (2001) | Munique – Germany
ALTE FEUERWACHE (2001) Cologne – Germany
CUBA CULTUR (2001) Munster – Germany
MEX im KUNSTLERHAUS (2001) Dortmund – Germany
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CONSERVATÓRIO DE MÚSICA DE SEIA (2016) Seia - Portugal
O' CULTO DA AJUDA
(2014- 2016) Lisboa - Portugal
MUSEU SERRALVES - CASA DE SERRALVES
(2013) Porto - Portugal
SALÃO NOBRE DA CÂMARA MUNICIPAL DE BARCELOS (2012) Barcelos
CAM – FUNDAÇÃO CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN MUSEUM (2002) Lisboa
CENTRO CULTURAL DE BELÉM (2007 / 2008) Lisboa
CENTRO CULTURAL VILA FLOR (2008) Guimarães
CASA DA MÚSICA (2007) Porto
MUSIC BOX (2008) Lisboa
TREM AZUL JAZZ STORE (2007 / 2008 / 2009) Lisboa
CABARET MAXIME (2008) Lisboa

RADIO ART PIECES & APPEARANCES / INTERVIEWS:

RESONANCE FM - :zoviet*france:'s - "A Duck in A Tree" radio show (2017) London - UK (CHASM)
RESONANCE FM - :zoviet*france:'s - "A Duck in A Tree" radio show (2017) London - UK (8th sonotope from Suntria - imaginal sonotopes)
[Solo Radio Art Piece - The_No_Land_Soundscape_Project] (2017) Vienna - Austria

RDP ANTENA 2
[diffusion of Effluvium] (2016) Lisboa - Portugal
RTE - "NOVA"
[diffusion of RUGITUS v.01] (2016) Dublin - Ireland
RADIO ORANGE
[live interview and diffusion of several pieces] (2016) Vienna - Austria
RDP ANTENA 2
[diffusion of RUGITUS v.01 (2016) Lisboa - Portugal
RTE - "NOVA"
[diffusion of PAREIDOLIA, SIMULACRA and INVOCATIO] (2015) Dublin - Ireland
RDP ANTENA 2
[diffusion of PAREIDOLIA stereo reduction] (2015) Lisboa - Portugal
RUC - R. UNIV. OF COIMBRA
[diffusion of pieces from ARS ABSCONDITA] (2014) Coimbra - Portugal
RDP ANTENA 2
[diffusion of pieces from ARS ABSCONDITA]] (2014) Lisboa - Portugal
ORF (Österreichischer Rundfunk – KUNSTRADIO)

[Collab. w. Bernhard Loibner Radio Art Piece - Fooling the Foley ] (2012) Vienna - Austria
DEUTSCHLANDFUNK
[radio review of SICMF 2012] (2012) Cologne - Germany
RDP ANTENA 2
[Interview and exhibition of a few of my recordings] (2012) Lisboa - Portugal
ORF (Österreichischer Rundfunk – KUNSTRADIO)
[Collab. w. Bernhard Loibner Radio Art Piece - Portraying the Spectra of Toys] 2010) Vienna - Austria
RadiaLx - International Radio Art Festival [Experimental Pieces] (2008) Lisboa - Portugal
K.R.U.I. - UNIVERSITY OF IOWA RADIO [Progam on Electroacoustic Music] (2001) Iowa -U.S.A.
Rádio Marginal [Interview and exhibition of a few of my recordings] (1999) Lisboa - Portugal
RDP ANTENA 1 [Interview and exhibition of a few of my recordings] (1998) Lisboa - Portugal

DIRECTION / PRODUCTION:

2005
Commissar & Producer of HERTZ_extend#1 – Experimental & Transdisciplinary Art Encounters. This event was an extension of the Hertzoscópio festival and happened between 31th September and 1st October of 2005, in several locations Barcelos county, Portugal.

2003 - 2004
Director & Executive Producer of the two editions of Hertzoscópio – Experimental & Transdisciplinary Arts Festival, that took place in the county of Oeiras during the month of November 2003 (7 - 9) & November of 2004 (24 - 27). This festival is dedicated to the divulgation of contemporary experimental and trans-disciplinary arts: electronic / electroacustic music, intermedia, installations & video art. The festival digulvated artists as Miguel Azguime, Natasha Barrett, Lionel Marchetti, Rafael Toral e Nikolas Vasamakis. The first edition of the festival was co-directed with fellow sound artist and composer Nuno Morão. + info [ here ]

PROJECTS:

Participated and participates in distinct sound projects as the national laptop collective “[des]integração" an audiovisual collective that deconstructs sound material with a conceptual pre-orientated attitude; The V.G.O – Variable Geometry Orchestra – a contemporary and electroacoustic improvised music orchestra; ANISOTROPUS – an improv electroacoustic quartet ; USINES (an electroacoustic duo with B.Delgado) and 1986!, an electronic duo with Rabu Dhajan.

Organized the workshop / conference: ACUSMATA – about the history of experimental music (concrete, electronic and acousmatic) within HERTZ_extend#1 – Experimental & Trans-disciplinary Art Encounters, an event that happened between 31th September and 1st October of 2005, in several locations Barcelos county, Portugal. Total duration of the workshop: 12 hours.

Founding member and director of the UNDERGROUND RADIO, this radio is part of the Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon between 1999-2001. Realization of 64 emissions (of 2 hours), during the school years of 1997/98 & 1998/99, of "ÚLTIMO RECURSO" (the last resort), a radio program created for the UNDERGROUND RADIO, dedicated to the divulgation contemporary music: concrète, electronic & electroacoustic / acousmatic.

Wrote a column of reviews of experimental music records (electronic / electroacoustic / acousmatic / field recordings & soundscapes) on the University paper of the Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon, between 1997 & 1999. The paper was named: "Os Fazedores de Letras" (the creators of letters), and the column was named "HERTZOSKÓPIO".

RESEARCH - PUBLISHED PAPERS:

"Soundscape composition as genre of electroacoustic music - an analysis on the origins, goals and constraints of the soundscape composition concept / praxis ", is a paper that was elected and presented at 1st SYMPOSIUM on ACOUSTIC ECOLOGY 2013 @ The University of Kent, England _ UK. It was published in the proceedings of this symposium.

"What is a Soundscape Composition? - Towards a Paradigmatic Definition", is a paper published in the 10th edition of the Journal of the Korean Electro-acoustic Music Society. This journal will be published in January 2013.
+ info [ here ]

"The Status of Interactivity in Computer Art: Formal Apories" – a scientific paper focused on the nature of interactivity regarding the art works produced with computing technologies and sensors _ published in the 3rd number of C.I.T.A.R.'s Journal _ Dec. 2011, Porto. C.I.T.A.R. is the Research Center for Science and Technology of the Arts, that is associated with the School of Arts of the Portuguese Catholic University of Porto. + info [ here ]

CONFERENCES:

1st SYMPOSIUM on ACOUSTIC ECOLOGY 2013 @ The University of Kent, England _ UK, – presented a conference / paper entitled "Soundscape composition as genre of electroacoustic music - an analysis on the origins, goals and constraints of the soundscape composition concept / praxis ".

KEAMS (KOREAN ELECTROACOUSTIC MUSIC SOCIETY) ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2012,
– presented a conference entitled: "What is a Soundscape Composition? - Towards a Paradigmatic Definition". This conference was integrated within a international call for entries, in the context of the 19th SEOUL INTERNATIONAL COMPUTER MUSIC FESTIVAL 2012.

ALCULTUR 2005 – invited lecturer within the panel: “Art and Experimentation”, part of the seminar: “From Tradition to Experimentation”. The presented conference was entitled “Experimentation in Art” – subjective considerations for the incentive of the experimental and trans-disciplinary arts in Portugal."

MULTIPLE PERCEPTIONS _ 3# conference cycle 2003 - invited as lecturer for the event: “Music, abstract 3-D, poetry: UTOPIAS“. Presented a conference entitled: “SOUND ART– a modus operandi for the deconstruction of the ego”.