Filipe Lopes

updated 1.5.2014 by rrs



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Filipe Lopes was born in 1981, in Porto.

In 2003 he graduated in Music Education at Porto Superior School of Education.

In 2006 he won the prize "best experimental audio" at Festival Black&White and in 2007 was awarded an artistic residency at Miso Music Portugal (LEC).

In 2007 he completed a degree in Composition at Superior School of Music and Performing Arts (ESMAE), developing strong bonds with electronic music and new media.

In 2009 he finished his master's degree at Sonology, in the Hague, creating Õdaiko, a software for live-score generation.

Between 2009 and 2011 he taught electronic music at ESMAE. He also created the ensemble 343. From September 2010 till August 2012 he curated the project Digitópia, at Casa da Música, where he was already developing intensive work since 2007. He developed workshops, concerts and software related to music education.

Since 2010, he has a schoolaship by Fundação da Ciencia e Tecnologia (FCT), pursuing a PhD in Digital Media at Universidade do Porto and UT Austin. Supervised by Carlos Guedes and Bruce Pennycook, his area of investigation includes sound, space and identity.

Its compositional activity also embraces electronic and instrumental music for Theater, Film and Dance. These collaborations led to some international awards.

In 2013, at Gaudeamus Music Week, he won the ECPNM/Gaudeamus prize with his composition "Do Desenho e do Som #3" for Harp. "[1]

1. "Biography,", accessed January 5, 2014,


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