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Rita Torres is currently a Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of the Sociology and Aesthetics of Music (CESEM) of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of Universidade Nova de Lisboa (NOVA FCSH). She was previously a researcher at CESEM's branch at the University of Évora, at the Research Centre for Science and Technology of the Arts (CITAR) of the Portuguese Catholic University (UCP), and, as guest, at the Institute of Musicology and Music Informatics (IMWI) of the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe. She holds a PhD in Science and Technology of the Arts from the UCP, as well as degrees in Chemical Engineering, Guitar, Musicology/Music Informatics and Composition. Her work as a researcher and as a composer has been presented worldwide in events such as international festivals and conferences and is currently centred on guitar multiphonics. 


Education/Academic qualification

Science and Technology of the Arts, Doctorate, Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Award Date: 16 Sep 2016

Composition, Master, Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe

Award Date: 28 Oct 2009

Musicology/Music Informatics, Bachelor, Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe

Award Date: 24 Sep 2008

Chemical Engineering, Master, Instituto Superior Técnico

Award Date: 18 Jun 2002


  • M Music
  • Multiphonics
  • Guitar
  • Timbre
  • Unconventional performing techniques


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