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Assistant professor at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, composer and performer of acousmatic music, Isabel Pires has a PhD in “Esthétique, Sciences et Technologies des Arts - Spécialité Musique” from Paris VIII University, and a DEA (Degree of deep Studies) on “Arts de la Scène et du Spectacle – Option Musique” from the same University. She is a CESEMs researcher, where she coordinates the Contemporary Music Research Group, at the same time that directs the LIM (Laboratory of Computer Music). She works on contemporary musical works preservation, cognitive auditory perception and the sound as physical phenomena within musical contexts. Specialist on experimental musical stage shows, computer sound synthesis and space within the music composition are relevant study subjects. Her work focuses also on computer music, music analysis, Electroacoustic music, composition and collaborative practices. Having organized and chaired some relevant International Conferences and meetings, as well as participated in several other international scientific conferences, she produced a significant number of publications, mainly on international, concerning music analysis and assets study and preservation. Her musical works include instrumental music, acousmatic music, instrumental and mixed-media music, and has been presented mainly in Europe.

Education/Academic qualification

Musicology, Master, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas (FCSH)

Award Date: 1 Oct 2005

(Diplome d'études aprofondies: DEA en Arts de la scène et du spectacle: Option Musique), Master, Université Paris 8 Vincennes-St Denis

21 Sep 200120 Sep 2002

Award Date: 10 Oct 2002

Arts de la Scène et du Spectacle - Option Musique, Master, Universidade de Paris 8

Oct 2001Sep 2009

Award Date: 10 Sep 2002

Music composition, Bachelor, Escola Superior de Música

Award Date: 7 Dec 2000

Esthétique Sciences et Technologies des Arts - Spétialité Musique, Doctorate, Université Paris 8 Vincennes-St Denis

1 Sep 20026 Dec 2007

External positions

Researcher, LISAA - Littératures, SAvoirs et Arts

1 Sep 200631 Aug 2009

ATER (assistant professor), Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée

1 Sep 200631 Aug 2008

Researcher, IRCAM — Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique

1 Sep 200431 Mar 2006

Researcher , CICM — Centre de recherche Informatique et Création Musicale

1 Oct 20017 Dec 2007


  • M Music
  • 20th and 21st century music
  • Auditory perception and cognition
  • Computer music
  • Cultural memory, intangible cultural heritage
  • Heritage preservation
  • Intangible cultural heritage
  • Electronic music
  • Interactive music and sound art
  • Music analysis
  • Music and musicology, history of music
  • Music and technology
  • Performing arts
  • Recorded music preservation;


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