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Research interests

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

Composition, Master, Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe

Musicology/Music Informatics, Bachelor, Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe

Chemical Engineering, Master, Instituto Superior Técnico


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

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Research Output at NOVA

Guitar multiphonics: Overview of an ongoing research

Torres, R., 10 Jul 2018, p. 19. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

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    The sound world of guitar multiphonics

    Torres, R. & Ferreira-Lopes, P., 1 Oct 2018, Music and sonic art: Theories and practices. Doğantan-Dack, M. & Dack, J. (eds.). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, p. 78-94 16 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


    • 9 Oral presentation
    • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
    • 1 Publication peer-review

    Forms of usage of guitar multiphonics: State of the art

    Rita Luzes Torres (Speaker)
    25 Aug 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Si amanece, nos vamos: From a Goya print to a new form of usage of guitar multiphonics

    Rita Torres (Speaker)
    21 Nov 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Guitar multiphonics: Overview of an ongoing research

    Rita Torres (Speaker)
    10 Jul 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    A técnica de multifónicos na guitarra

    Rita Torres (Speaker)
    9 Feb 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation