Carlos Guedes has a multifaceted activity in composition and sound design counting numerous commissioned projects for dance, theatrical performance, film, and interactive installations besides conventional concert music. He counts more than 80 premieres internationally, having presented work in places such as Expo’98, Expo 2020, European Capital of Culture 2001 and 2012, ArCo, De Waag, Ars Electronica, ICMC, SMC, SIGGPRAH, Judson Church, Shangai eArts, The Kitchen, National Theater S. João, Casa da Música, Beijing Modern Music Festival, and Asia Culture Center. His music is eclectic, combining influences that range from industrial to carnatic music, from western erudite traditions to trans-cultural free improvisation, always using computational technologies as tools for further expanding musical expression.

Guedes also develops a parallel activity as a researcher, focusing on the development of generative computational technologies for music performance, composition, and improvisation. He is one of the founders of the Music and Sound Cultures (MaSC) research group at NYU Abu Dhabi, a group that develops hybrid methodologies blending computational and humanistic approaches for the understanding of the music from the Gulf, East Africa, and South India. Home to several funded projects that develop their research agenda, a central aspect to the group’s activities is the development of novel computational tools (such as VR environments and games) for promoting interaction and enculturation with music from this region.






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