Carlos Caires (Lisboa, 1968) is a Lisbon-based composer of music for solo, chamber groups, medium and large orchestra, most works featuring tape or live electronics. He is a full-time professor at the Escola Superior de Musica de Lisboa and a researcher at CESEM (Centro de Estudos de Sociologia e Estética Musical) and CESEM-IPL branch coordinator. He is the recipient of Composition awards such as the Joly Braga Santos Prize in 1994, the Claudio Carneyro Prize in 1996 and the ACARTE-Madalena Perdigão Prize in 1998. His main research topics are musical composition, electronic and mixed music. He has published several articles and has developed software in the field of computer assisted composition. His music has been performed in several European countries, in China and in the USA. He holds a Phd in Arts, Philisophie, Esthétique – spécialité musique from Paris VIII University.
(last update: 2022)