João Castro Pinto began his musical activity in the 90’s, focusing in electroacoustic / acousmatic music and soundscape composition. He graduated in Philosophy, by the New University of Lisbon, and is currently finishing a PhD degree in Computer Music at the Portuguese Catholic University, with a dissertation about soundscape composition. He has attended electroacoustic composition masterclasses with renowned composer as: François Bayle, Francis Dhomont, Barry Truax, Trevor Wishart, Simon Emmerson, Adrian Moore and Annette Vande Gorne, among others. Received several awards, fellowships / distinctions and published his pieces in various, national and international, labels. Presented his work live in more than 150 concerts all over Europe, U.S.A. and Asia, in festivals and events as Música Viva Festival (2004/09/14/15/16/17), Banc d’Essai 2016 – INA-GRM (France), Audio Art Festival 2016 (Poland), Visiones Sonoras 2016 (Mexico), MUSLAB 2015 (Argentina), I.C.M.C. – 2015 (USA), Seoul International Computer Music Festival 2012 (South Korea), Experimental Intermedia Foundation 2001 (USA), etc… He has collaborated, live and on records, with composers, musicians and artists from the most varied origins. +info @

Simulacra – on discrete movements and dense textures an 8 channels piece composed in a residency at the Electronic Music Studios of the University of Leeds in January 2013 and premiered, in the same year at FEAST – Florida International University Electro-Acoustic Student Festival, Miami _ Florida | U.S.A. integrated the first batch of Portuguese compositions to participate, for the first time, in the international contest Prix Palma Ars Acustica 2015.