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Filipe Cunha Monteiro Lopes was born in Porto in 1981. He began his studies in trumpet in Banda Marcial da Foz do Douro in 1992, where he was conductor between 2005 and 2007. He joined the School of Music Óscar da Silva in 1994 where he studied with José Ferreira, Manuel Azevedo and Manuel Nunes. In 2002 he completed a course in Conductiong Brass Bands organized by INATEL. In 2003 he graduated from the Basic Education, variant Music Education in School of Education of Porto (ESEP). In the same year joined the School of Music and Performing Arts (ESMAE) where he attended the classes of teachers like Luís Tinoco, Fernando Lapa, Dimitris Andrikopoulos, Clarence Barlow and Carlos Guedes. In 2006\07 he attended the Erasmus program at the United Kingdom at the Dartington College of Arts in the class of David Prior and Chris Best. In July 2007 he graduated from Composition at the ESMAE. In 2009 he realized his Masters Degree in Sonology, at the Institute of Sonology of the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, the Netherlands, where he worked with Paul Berg, Kees Tazelaar and Joel Ryan among others. His Master thesis was about his own software to generate scores in real-time – "Õdaiko". In June 2003, with the band Big Fat Mamma, Filipe Lopes releaseed the album "Parece Difícil" under the Universal Records label. As trumpeter and member of the HornFlakes, he has participated in recordings and live performances of bands like Mão Morta, Hot Steppers, Funkalicious, Expensive Soul, Os Azeitonas and Phalasolo. In 2006 he was awarded the first prize of Best Experimental Audio, with the piece "Blackanddekker", integrated in the Festival Audiovisual "Black & White." Between May and June 2007 Filipe Lopes was resident composer at the LEC (Electroacoustic Laboratory of Creation) at the Miso Music Portugal and his piece "Caldo Kenong" was premiered on April 4 2008, in Lisbon. Since April 2007 he has collaborated with the Educational Services of the Casa da Música in Porto and he is a member of Factor E. From September 2009 till August 2012, he was teaching electronic music at the ESMAE. Currently he is pursuing a PhD in Digital Media at Engineering Faculty of Porto and UT Austin, and he is the curator of the project Digitópia at Casa da Música, in Porto. Filipe Lopes' compositional activity embraces different music including electronic and instrumental music for Theater, Film and Dance. His works were performed in Oporto, Lisbon, Dartington and The Hague. EXTERNAL LINKS Filipe Lopes' official website: