PhD thesis – Spatial referentiality and openness: a portfolio of environmental based compositions (2016)

This is the result of my practice based research at Queen’s University Belfast (more specifically, at SARC), supervised by Dr. Pedro Rebelo and Dr. Paul Stapleton (2nd supervisor). Here, you can find the full portfolio commentary in PDF, related posts and video documentation for each piece. Abstract Through a creative portfolio and an analytical and critical commentary, this…

A blue bridge (2015)

  A Blue Bridge is a soundwalk based audio-visual piece for 16 channels. The piece presents readings of a particular urban space in the city of Belfast through an interactive performance that recreates a soundwalk, juxtaposing and superimposing layers of sound, light and memories. It proposes a semi-open concert situation, conducted by a performer that…

Article: musical digital instruments – Portuguese only (2014)

  Article published on Semiosis (transdiciplinary journal of semiotics), addressing a particular design approach for digital instruments for live electronic improvisation. It’s based on my master’s research at UFPR, Brazil. Article (Portuguese only)

Zin (2009-2011)

Zin is a digital instrument/interface I’ve developed between 2009 and 2011. It is Arduino based and its synthesizer is implemented in both Pure Data and Max/MSP. I had the opportunity to perform with Zin in a few occasions such as: (2011) FILE Festival – Sao Paulo/Brazil (2012) Sonorities Festival – Belfast/UK (2012) iscMME conference –…

No Chords Attached (2012)

Developed by Diogo Alvim, Eduardo Patricio, Pedro Rebelo and Rui Chaves, No Chords Attached “(…) is a site-specific piece that explores the physical, temporal and poetic strategies between two mobile remote performers and a pianist in a more conventional performance space (Chaves 2013, p. 35)”. It proposes a non-conventional performance situation combining soundwalk and instrumental…

Discos de Cobre / Copper discs (2009 – 2010)

Live performance using M.M.S., a custom instrument I’ve designed using Pure Data and a Logitech attack3 joystick as control interface. All sounds are created from live processing and manipulation of 5 sound samples (metal discs single hits). Performed at FAT 2.0 (SESC Horto, Campo Grande, Brazil). 28 september, 2010. There’s not much to see in…

WiiMA (2010)

  Live electronics project using a Wiimote + nunchuck and a custom application I’ve developed in Pure Data.