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ARTISTIC DIRECTION

Nuno Torres
Lisboa, 1977.
Musician with a focus on saxophone, exploring a wide range of sound material through the use of extensive techniques.
Participates in several ensembles in the field of improvised, experimental and reductionism music.
He has collaborated, among others, with Ernesto Rodrigues, Ricardo Jacinto, Sei Miguel, João Castro Pinto, Rafael Toral, Manuel Mota, David Stackenäs, Wade Matthews, Axel Dörner, Alexander Frangenheim, Rodrigo Pinheiro, Carlos Santos, Diogo Alvim, Cyril Bondi, D'incise, Adriana Sá, Mike Bullock, C Spencer Yeh, Shiori Usui.
He has cooperated with several projects across areas such as theater, dance and visual arts (PARQUE, Les Voisins, Eye Height), and collaborated with various radio initiatives (stress.fm, c.e.m, CPAI e Festival RadiaLx).
He was a member of the art direction team of ECOS/ECHOES (2013/14), promoted by OSSO, and MATRIZ, both projects financed by DGArtes.
His discography counts with more than 25 titles, edited mainly in Creative Sources and Clean Feed, with different musical formations with national and international musicians.

ARTISTIC TEAM

Diogo Alvim | Composer
Lisboa, 1979.
Diogo Alvim is a composer of instrumental and electroacoustic music. He studied harpsichord at the Lisbon National Conservatoire, graduated in architecture (FA-UTL 2004) and composition (ESML 2009). His Masters in composition (ESML 2011) focused on the relations between music and architecture.
In 2016 he finished a PhD in Composition/ Sonic Arts at SARC (Sonic Arts Research Center), Queen’s University Belfast, furthering his Master’s research, under the supervision of Pedro Rebelo and Paul Wilson.
He has studied with composers Eurico Carrapatoso, Fumiko Miyachi, Sérgio Azevedo, João Madureira, Luís Tinoco, Carlos Caires, and António Pinho Vargas. He also attended the Gulbenkian Composition Seminars with Emmanuel Nunes.
His work has been presented in several occasions including the Gulbenkian Orchestra’s composers’ workshop (2008 and 2009), Festival Música Portuguesa Hoje 2008 (Orchestrutopica), Prémio Jovens Músicos 2009 (Young Musician’s Award) with a commission by of the portuguese public radio Antena 2), International Rostrum of Composers representing Antena 2 (Unesco- Paris, 2009), Festival Synthese (Bourges, 2009), Dias de Música Electroacústica (Seia, 2010), ISMIR2012, (Porto), Notation in Contemporary Music (Goldsmiths University, London, 2013), Ibrasotope and MAC-USP in São Paulo, Brazil (2014), and different events at SARC (Belfast).
He is part of the collective Unlikely Places (with Eduardo Patrício, Pedro Rebelo, Rui Chaves), that presented work at Network Music Festival 2012 (Birmingham, UK), The Global Composition Conference 2012 (Germany), ICMC2012 (Ljubljana), Sonorities Festival (Belfast), Ecos (Lisbon), and Invisible Places/ Sounding Cities 2014 (Viseu).
He has also been creating music for dance and theatre and collaborating with other artists/ performers including Ricardo Jacinto, Inês Botelho, Matilde Meireles and Tânia Carvalho.
Gustavo Costa | Musician
Porto, 1976.
Studied percussion, music technology, sonology, composition and music theory and is currently attending a PhD in Digital Media at FEUP, Porto on the subject of expressiveness and interactivity in computer music.
His work as a musician and composer is based around underground counterculture, improvised and electroacoustic music. He has played and recorded extensively around Europe, United States, Japan, Brazil and Lebanon with John Zorn’s Cobra, Mark Stewart, Fritz Hauser, Alfred Harth, Arthur Doyle, Jamie Saft, Damo Suzuki or Steve Mackay, among many others.
Co-founder of Sonoscopia.
João Bastos | Musician and Composer
Composer, sound engineer, musician and sound technician.
Began working at Cineteatro Curvo Semedo in Montemor-o-Novo, integrating its sound team from 1998 to 2003, in charge of the coordination and technical assistance of dance, music and theater shows.
Graduated at the Barreiro Jazz School. Since 2000 he has worked in the area of musical and sound composition, working with performance, plastic arts, video and cinema.
Since 2006 he is a member of the direction of Oficinas do Convento cultural association, based in Montemor-o-Novo.
Part of the collective diu3Estu.
In 2016, participated in the MATRIZ project, promoted by stress.fm.
Nuno Torres | Musician
Lisboa, 1977.
Musician with a focus on saxophone, exploring a wide range of sound material through the use of extensive techniques.
Participates in several ensembles in the field of improvised, experimental and reductionism music.
He has collaborated, among others, with Ernesto Rodrigues, Ricardo Jacinto, Sei Miguel, João Castro Pinto, Rafael Toral, Manuel Mota, David Stackenäs, Wade Matthews, Axel Dörner, Alexander Frangenheim, Rodrigo Pinheiro, Carlos Santos, Diogo Alvim, Cyril Bondi, D'incise, Adriana Sá, Mike Bullock, C Spencer Yeh, Shiori Usui.
He has cooperated with several projects across areas such as theater, dance and visual arts (PARQUE, Les Voisins, Eye Height), and collaborated with various radio initiatives (stress.fm, c.e.m, CPAI e Festival RadiaLx).
He was a member of the art direction team of ECOS/ECHOES (2013/14), promoted by OSSO, and MATRIZ, both projects financed by DGArtes.
His discography counts with more than 25 titles, edited mainly in Creative Sources and Clean Feed, with different musical formations with national and international musicians.
Ricardo Jacinto | Musician
Lisboa, 1975.
Lives and works in Lisbon and Belfast. Working as an artist and musician mainly focusing on the relation between sound and space. Currently pursuing a PHD at the Sonic Arts Research Center / Belfast. Graduated in Architecture at the University of Lisbon-Faculty of Architecture, and Sculpture and Advanced Visual Arts at Ar.Co / Lisbon. Graduate courses at the School of Visual Arts, New York. Musical studies at the Hot Clube de Portugal and Academia de Amadores de Música / Lisbon. Since 1998 has presented his work in individual and group exhibitions, concerts and performances, in Portugal and abroad. Has collaborated extensively with other artists, musicians, architects and performers. Founder of OSSO – Cultural Association.
Currently enrolled in a PHD research on Site-specific Improvisation at the Sonic Arts Research Center, Queens University Belfast.
Tiago Fróis | Sound Artist
Born in 1978.
Bachelor of Fine Arts and Sculpture.
Tiago was assistant of photographer José Manuel Rodrigues and attended several photography workshops. Presently, his main areas of work and research are in the fields of Photography, Sculpture and in space interventions.
He is part of the direction of the cultural association Oficinas do Convento, where he works continuously as a programmer and curator.
He develops plastic research and creation of sound devices in a laboratory in the Convento de S. Francisco (Montemor-o-Novo), as well as collaborations with multiple creators and artistic groups.
He is a member of the diu3Estu experimental sound collective.
He also participated as a member of the artistic team in the project MATRIZ (2015/16), promoted by stress.fm.

TECHNICAL TEAM

Cláudio Rego | Software & Web Designer
Lisboa, 1970.
Studied Multimedia Techniques Applied to Design in 1992.
Modeled, animated and rendered for 3D animation in the 90s.
Since the millennium designed and developed, for server and client sides, iOS and Android apps, for web news portals like Expresso, Blitz, TSF, Record, DN, JN. Also worked on a contextual/social/semantic online news analyser and reaper.
Meanwhile, created a PureData audio sampler in the sound performance “un/present”, with Pedro Filipe, live in Bloom - Art and Landscape, in Barcarena in 20005.
Developed a network synchronised multi-channel video projection system for the public presentation of “long piece”, from Luisa Baeta, for the 6749/010.013 exhibition at Plataforma Revolver, in 2013.
Experiments simultaneously with software and hardware in areas like audio, video, man/machine interaction and machine/environment interaction.
Cooperates with stress.fm as software and web designer in various projects and experiments since 2015.
Filipe Quaresma | Graphic Designer
Lisboa, 1979.
Graduated in Fine Arts, and further developed a close relationship with drawing, painting and illustration.
Worked in different projects in the fields of performing arts and cinema, in production, lighting, sound and scenography.
In 2011 joined the team that created stress.fm. Since then, has worked in its production, content management (radio) and graphic design.
Has also made numerous radio interviews and audio narrative pieces featuring national and international musicians and artists.
Co-produced many events and projects (Multidão, Acesso/Fronteira, Redes, MATRIZ, etc) where stress.fm attempts to question the role of radio in the current days.
Hugo Martiniano | Software Designer
Lisboa, 1978.
PhD in Chemistry (University of Lisbon 2013). Research in the areas of computational and theoretical chemistry. Specializing in development and application of simulation methods for electronic properties of molecular systems in condensed phase.
Experience in setup and administration of high performance computing clusters, parallel and distributed computing, programming (Python, Fortran, Javascript), application of numerical and machine learning algorithms. Author of six articles in indexed journals and a book chapter (http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Hugo_Martiniano).
PhD Scholarship from Fundação para a ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) (2007-2011), research fellowships in to FCT projects (2011-2012 and 2014).
Lecturer (since 2009) of the Petroleum Engineering course at Instituto Piaget (chairs lectured: Computing and Programming, Computational Mathematics, Numerical Analysis, Process Simulation and Optimization, Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical Methods).
Collaborator at stress.fm (since 2013): hardware (raspberry pi/arduino/wireless networking) and software (web development).
Mauricio Martins | Digital Fabrication & Consultant
Defender and promoter of free software and hardware (open-source software & hardware), Maurício Martins finished his bachelor's degree in electronics in 1981.
He develops projects in the areas of physical computing, tangible and interactive interfaces. He also organizes workshops in the areas of DIY, Electronics and 3D Printing.
He has collaborated with several portuguese artists in the development of interactive solutions.
In 2010 he created Leds & Chips.
Between 2010 and 2013 he was the coordinator of altLab - Lisbon's Hackerspace.
In 2015 co-founded MILL - Makers In Little Lisbon.
Suse Ribeiro | Sound Technician
Suse studied percussion and has a Masters in Multimedia (Interactive Music and Sound Design). She is a teacher in Higher Education since 2007 and is the director of the EFF Film Festival.
She has developed work in the area of multichannel broadcasting using electronic programming and ambisonics technique.
Over the year she has worked as a recording engineer with several orchestras, as a sound artist for Cinema and broadcasting theater and in the symphonic orchestras concerts on portuguese public television.
She has collaborated with several national and international institutions: Casa da Música, Serralves, Rivoli, Coliseu do Porto, Teatro Campo Alegre, Recreation Coliseum, CCB, Athens Concert Hall, Pompidou Center, IRCAM. Collaborated also with artistic structures: Olga Roriz Company, O Bando, Circulo Portuense de Ópera, Sintra Opera Studio, etc. Live sound technician with artists such as Dulce Pontes, Tito Paris, Carminho, António Zambujo, Mandrágora, Oquestrada, Trama.
She has been also working on multiple sound spatialisation and musical interactivity projects.
Tiago Fróis | Fabricação Digital
Born in 1978.
Bachelor of Fine Arts and Sculpture.
Tiago was assistant of photographer José Manuel Rodrigues and attended several photography workshops. Presently, his main areas of work and research are in the fields of Photography, Sculpture and in space interventions.
He is part of the direction of the cultural association Oficinas do Convento, where he works continuously as a programmer and curator.
He develops plastic research and creation of sound devices in a laboratory in the Convento de S. Francisco (Montemor-o-Novo), as well as collaborations with multiple creators and artistic groups.
He is a member of the diu3Estu experimental sound collective.
He also participated as a member of the artistic team in the project MATRIZ (2015/16), promoted by stress.fm.
Vasco Pita | Software Designer
Lisboa, 1976
Teacher and technician in the areas of hardware and computer networks.
Programmer and coder, mainly using bash, python, html and javascript languages.
Extensive experience in the implementation and management of software platforms based on open source software, mainly in the gnu/linux environment.
Construction and management of digital platforms (database and front end) for various non-governmental organizations in the Lisbon area.
Co-founder of the media and digital radio platform stress.fm, collaborating on several projects organized by this structure and doing the integral technical management of the audio stream (server for broadcast).
Participated as a software designer in the MATRIZ project, developed by stress.fm in 2015-/16.
Tiago Rorke | Digital Fabrication
Wellington (Nova Zelândia), 1986.
From his experience as a designer, artist and researcher Tiago Rorke is usually immersed in prototyping and physical computing, tools and details. His work ranges from tools for making and teaching, to devices and experiences that interrogate our everyday relationships with technology.
Tiago studied industrial design at the Victoria University of Wellington School of Design, and is an alum of the Computational Design Lab at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA.
Formally a co-founder of Diatom, a London-based studio building collaborative and open-source design tools, Tiago is now a freelance designer working between hardware and software, and living in Lisbon, Portugal.
He is part of the collective MILL - Makers In Little Lisbon.