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João Castro Pinto (Lisbon, 1977) began studying music at the age of 8, taking private piano lessons. At the beginning of the 1990s he dedicated himself to the guitar, this time in a self-taught way. He participated in several projects / independent rock bands, as well as performed some concerts in Lisbon.

João Castro Pinto began his activity as a composer, sound and intermedia artist in the second half of the 1990's. His artistic production encompasses the fields of soundscape composition / field recordings, live electronics (solo and with instrumentalists), and electroacoustic / acousmatic music.

Between 2002 and 2005 he was the artistic director / producer of Hertzoscópio - Experimental and Transdisciplinary Arts Festival. Despite having only two editions (2003 and 2004) and an extension (2005), Hertzoscópio contributed to the dissemination of the work of national and international consecrated artists, as well as emerging artists, in a logic of experimental and transdisciplinary encounter of various artistic expressions (music, intermedia, video art, installations).
The academic career of João Castro Pinto is reflected in his work, insofar as it indicates his artistic concerns / interests. He graduated in Philosophy from F.C.S.H. of the New University of Lisboa, and he is currently finishing his PhD studies in Science and Technology of the Arts (musical computer science - soundscape composition) at the Portuguese Catholic University, C.I.T.A.R. - Center for Research in Science and Technology of the Arts, where he currently is a researcher.
Between 2001 and 2016 he attended Miso Music Portugal's masterclasses, courses and conferences, on electroacoustic composition, with the following composers: Bernard Parmegiani, Trevor Wishart, Barry Truax, John Chowning, Simon Emmerson, Adrian Moore, Eduardo Reck Miranda, Annette Vande Gorne, Takayuki Rai, Morton Subotnick, François Bayle, Francis Dhomont, Bertrand Dubedout, Miguel Azguime, etc...

He received the 1999 Young Creators Award, the Ernesto de Sousa 2001 Fellowship (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Luso-American Foundation for Development and Experimental Intermedia Foundation) and the international prize Pépinières Européennes Pour Jeunes Artistes 2002.

He has held various artistic residencies, including: Experimental Intermedia Foundation 2001 (NYC - USA) (with the A Sense of Flow Intermedia Project about Tejo River¹s Audiovisual Landscape), Fournos Center for Digital Art 2003 (Athens - Greece) (with the intermedia project Cont@mination - about the audiovisual landscape of Athens), Electronic Music Studios of Leeds Metropolitan University 2013 (where he composed the 8-channel piece Simulacra - on discrete movements and textures) and LEC - Electroacoustic Creation Laboratory 2013, of Miso Music Portugal, where he composed Pareidolia, or the dreamt gardens, also for 8 channels.

He participated as a speaker, having produced articles for the purpose, in the following conferences and symposia:

- Electroacoustic Music Days Festival # 55 - The Soundscape in which We Live 2017 @ Espaço Incomum, Lisbon _ Portugal.
- 1st Acoustic Ecology Symposium 2013 @ University of Kent, England.
- KEAMSAC - Korean Electroacoustic Music Society Annual Conference - 2012 @ National University of Seoul, South Korea.
- Encontros Alcultur 2005 @ University of Faro, Portugal.
- Multiple Perceptions - 3rd cycle of conferences 2003 - "Music, abstract 3-D, poetry: UTOPIAS" @ Casa d'Os Dias da Água, Lisbon, Portugal.

He has published several scientific articles in magazines and proceedings of conferences / colloquia.

João Castro Pinto has regularly performed his work, in Portugal and abroad, in more than 150 performances / concerts in Europe, America and Asia in cities such as: N.Y.C., Iowa, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Seoul, Berlin, Cologne, Kraków, Dortmund, Munich, Munster, Vienna, Klosterneuburg, Graz, Bolognano, Athens, Leeds, Birmingham, Uden, Lisbon, Porto, Faro and performed at festivals / venues as: INA-GRM MULTIPHONIES / BANC D'ESSAI (FRANCE), ICMC - INTERNATIONAL COMPUTER MUSIC CONFERENCE (USA), Phill Niblock's EXPERIMENTAL INTERMEDIA FOUNDATION (USA), The U.I.M.A. - UNIVERSITY of IOWA MUSEUM of ART (USA), FEASt (Florida Electro-Acoustic Student) Festival (USA), VISIONES SONORAS(MEXICO), MUSLAB - INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF ELECTROACOUSTIC MUSIC (ARGENTINA), AUDIO ART FESTIVAL (POLAND), WIEN MODERN (AUSTRIA), ORF (AUSTRIAN NATIONAL RADIO : KUNSTRADIO RADIOKUNST), SAMMLUNG ESSL MUSEUM (AUSTRIA),PNEM SOUND ART FESTIVAL (NETHERLANDS), SEOUL INTERNATIONAL COMPUTER MUSIC FESTIVAL (SOUTH KOREA), MÚSICA VIVA ELECTROACOUSTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL (PORTUGAL), AVEIRO SÍNTESE ELECTROACOUSTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL (PORTUGAL),CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN CENTER FOR MODERN ART (PORTUGAL), CENTRO CULTURAL DE BELÉM (PORTUGAL), CASA DA MÚSICA (PORTUGAL), SERRALVES EM FESTA - FUNDAÇÃO DE SERRALVES (PORTUGAL), RADIALX ­ INTERNATIONAL RADIO ART FESTIVAL (PORTUGAL), etc...

He frequently collaborates with renowned national and international musicians, composers / artists such as: Hanna Hartman (SE), Tom Hamilton (USA), Dr. Karlheinz Essl (AT), Koji Asano (JP), Bernhard Loibner (AT), Michael Fischer (AT), Vienna Improvisers Orchestra (AT), Jorge Sánchez-Chiong (VE), Boris Hauf (AT), Clemens Hausch (AT), Philippe Lamy (FR), Gilles Aubry (CH), Thollem Mcdonas (USA), O.Blaat (JP), Nathan Fuhr (USA), Sei Miguel (PT), Carlos Zíngaro (PT), Rafael Toral (PT), Coti (GR.), D'Incise (CH), John Grzinich (EE), Variable Geometry Orchestra (PT), Ernesto Rodrigues (PT), Manuel Mota (PT), ANISOTROPUS (PT), Anastasis Grivas (GR), Red Trio (PT), Blaise Siwula (USA), Jeremy Bernstein (USA), Kurt Ralske (USA), entre outros.

He released several pieces / albums [solo, collaborations and compilations] by the following labels: Miso Records (PT), Unfathomless (Belgium), OtO (Japan), Triple Bath (Greece), Sirr-ecords (PT), Creative Sources Recordings (PT), Grain Of Sound (PT), Variz e Useless Poorductions (PT).

EXTERNAL LINKS
João Castro Pinto . agnosia.me
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