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Author of Sound in The Ecstatic-Materialist Perspective on Experimental Music (Routledge 2021), is invited professor at the Department of Musicology of Nova University Lisbon. His background is strongly multidisciplinary, having obtained a PhD in historical musicology, (2013-2019) and chemistry (2006-2010). His research focuses on the 20th and 21st century music, sound perception and music aesthetic, analysis and theory. Since 2015, he has authored/co-authored more than 20 peer-reviewed contributions in the field of musicology, music theory, aesthetics, music analysis, music perception/cognition. He has published 10 releases as composer, performer and music editor, and worked in direct collaboration with music analysts, philosophers, cognitive scientists and composers (acoustic, electroacoustic and electronic music). During the last four years, he focused his attention especially on contemporary art music perception and its listening modes, developing empirical protocols that mediate between reproducible trials and surveys in context.

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Areas of interest: Contemporary and Experimental Music; Music Theory and Aesthetics; Music and Sound Perception and Cognition; Auditory Scene Analysis (Memory, Gestalt Principles, Segregation).

Education/Academic qualification

Musicology, Doctorate, Sculpting Sound: The Ecstatic-Materialist Perspective. A Shared Cross-Genre Perspetctive Found in Today’s Experimental Music Pratices, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas (FCSH)

Award Date: 5 Feb 2019

Natural Science - Chemistry, Doctorate, Nitrogen and Oxygen-based chelating ligands: tris(pyrazolyl)methane and salicyamidate liogands, Instituto Superior Técnico

Award Date: 19 Sept 2010


  • M Music
  • Historical Musicology
  • Contemporary Experimental Music
  • Psychoacoustic
  • Sound Perception
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Embodied Cognition


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