I’m currently a PhD candidate at University of Porto in the UTA/Portugal Digital Media doctoral program researching on Automatic Music Generation with advisor Prof. Carlos Guedes (ESMAE/UP) and Co-advisor: Prof. Bruce Pennycook (UT Austin).
Within this project, several generative music algorithms and interfaces for musical creation and performance were developed. My main contribution was on GimmeDaBlues, an iOS app focusing on Jazz and Blues, that allows the user to play a jazz quartet, with or without any musical experience.
See a list of my research papers and presentations;
Descriptions and sound examples of the work developed for my doctoral dissertation are divided across these pages:
- Interfacing Jazz: the core concepts and algorithms;
- GimmeDaBlues: the iOS app that started it all;
- MyJazzBand: an interactive installation for multi-touch screen;
- algorithmic jazz: some resources regarding the algorithmic computation of jazz music.