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Ricardo Guerreiro

Ricardo Guerreiro (Lisbon, 1975) develops his activity in the field of composition and performance of electroacoustic music. He has a particular interest in the algorithmic description of the sound phenomenon and in the integration of synthetic sound in more traditional instrumental formations, especially in chamber music. Over the last few years, he has collaborated with different musicians in the composition of performative situations in diverse contexts, represented in several record editions. His approach to musical creation has been progressively influenced by the classical disciplines of the so-called ‘visual arts’, namely drawing, painting and sculpture. A greater awareness of this relationship has led him to privilege musically characteristics such as the background sound texture (post-Cage silence), the sense of scale (time, durations, proportions), the internal morphology of the sound material involved, as well as the formal staging of the different musical elements. More recently, he has sought to update and expand the notion of musical writing as a poetics associated with the set of computational literary expressions.
Researcher at CESEM (Center for Studies in Sociology and Musical Aesthetics) at FCSH, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, he holds a PhD in Science and Technology of the Arts, with a specialization in Computer Music (2015) from the Escola de Artes da Universidade Católica do Porto. He graduated in Composition from the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa (2000), in Electronic Music (2004) from the Conservatorio di Musica Benedetto Marcello di Venezia (Italy) and in Musical Sciences (2007) from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. He attended the biannual seminars on Aesthetics (2001) and Iconology (2004) with Giorgio Agamben, respectively at the Universities of Verona and Venice. He attended composition courses and seminars in Lisbon, Porto, Aveiro, Paris (IRCAM – 1999), Darmstadt (1998 and 2000) and Venice.
Professor at the Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa, he is responsible for the subjects of ‘Electroacoustics’ at the Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema, as well as ‘Audio Communication’ and ‘Interaction in Real Time’ in the degree in Audiovisual and Multimedia at the Escola Superior de Comunicação Social. He created the ‘Sound and Composition Laboratory’ in the ‘Cinema / Moving Image Course’ at Ar.Co (Centro de Arte e Comunicação Visual), a school with which he has been collaborating since 2004.

(last update: August 2020)