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Diogo Alvim (Lisbon, 1979), architect (Pre-Bologna Licenciatura Degree 2004) and composer (B.Mus. 2009, M.Mus. 2011). Currently pursuing a PhD in Composition/ Sonic Arts at SARC (Sonic Arts Research Center), Queen’s University Belfast on the relations between music and architecture, under the supervision of Pedro Rebelo and Paul Wilson. He has studied with composers Sérgio Azevedo, João Madureira, Carlos Caires, Luis Tinoco and António Pinho Vargas. He has also studied Harpsichord at the Lisbon National Conservatoire, where he later taught Visual Arts and Acoustics. From 2004 to 2006 he lived and worked in London as an architect. During that period, he attended a course on Computer Music at the London Centre of Contemporary Music, and the course “Compose and Perform” at Goldsmiths University with composer Fumiko Miyachi. He attended the 2008 and 2009 Gulbenkian Composition Seminars with Emmanuel Nunes, and participated in the 6th and 7th editions of the Gulbenkian Orchestra's Workshop, with premieres by Joana Carneiro. The first one represented the portuguese radio Antena 2 at the International Rostrum of Composers (Unesco) in Paris, 2009. He has been presenting his work in several events, of which: in 2008, the Festival Música Portuguesa Hoje, at CCB, Lisbon, (OrchestrUtopica conducted by Cesário Costa); Festival Synthèse 2009, in Bourges; Prémio Jovens Músicos 2009 (commissioned by Antena 2/ RTP); Festival Musica Viva 2010 (Miso Music); ISMIR Conference 2012 in Porto; and several concerts at SARC, Belfast. He is part of the collective Unlikely Places (with Eduardo Patrício, Pedro Rebelo, Rui Chaves), that presented work at Network Music Festival 2012 (Birmingham, UK), The Global Composition Conference 2012 (Dieburg, Germany), and ICMC2012 (Ljubljana, Slovenia ). He has been developing collaborations with other artists/performers and writing for danse and theatre. EXTERNAL LINKS Portuguese Musicians Blog