Rita Torres

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Rita Torres (Lisbon, Portugal, 1977) is currently a researcher 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, Portugal). 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 (Germany). 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.


For details see below. A CV in PDF format is sent on e-mail request.

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Bio details (under construction):


2018

> Researcher at Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal)

> Post-graduate Research Scholarship from Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT)

> Artist in residency at Centro de Estudos de Arte Contemporânea, Vila Nova da Barquinha (Portugal)


2017

> Researcher at Évora University (Portugal).

> Post-doctoral Research Scholarship from Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT)


2016

> PhD in Science and Technology of the Arts


2015

> Artist/Researcher in residency at the Institute of Music and Acoustics (IMA) of the Karlsruhe Center for Art and Media (ZKM, Germany)


2012

> Artist/Researcher in residency at Villa Sträuli in Winterthur (Switzerland)


2011

> Artist/Researcher in residency at the Institute of Music and Acoustics (IMA) of the Karlsruhe Center for Art and Media (ZKM, Germany)


2010

> PhD Scholarship from Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT)

> Researcher at the Portuguese Catholic University and Guest Researcher at Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe

> Award of the public (audio catg.) for the piece Mostrengo-Interlude in the 7th Black & White Festival, Porto


2009

> Honor for the piece Quando eu morrer in the 4th Póvoa do Varzim International Composition Competition (Portugal)

> Diploma in Composition

> Enrolment in the PhD program in Science and Technology of the Arts of the School of the Arts of the Portuguese Catholic University


2008

> Bachelor of Arts in Musicology/Music Informatics

> Mathilde Planck Contract Lectureship at the Institute of Musicology and Music Informatics (IMWI) of the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe (Germany)


2005

> Enrolment as a student of Musicology/Music Informatics at the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe (Germany)

> Baden-Württemberg Graduate Scholarship


2003

> Enrolment as a student of composition in the class of Wolfgang Rihm at the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe (Germany)


2002

> Licenciate in Chemical Engineering (spec.: Applied Chemistry)

> Diploma in Guitar


1995

> Enrolment as a student of Chemical Engineering at the Instituto Superior Técnico of the (former) Lisbon Technical University


1994

> Co-founding of the guitar ensemble Per Suonare (member until 2003)

> Admittance as Soprano of the Chamber Choir of the Academia de Amadores de Música, Lisbon (member until 1996)


1989

> Enrolment as a student of Guitar in the class of António Ferreirinho at the Academia de Amadores de Música, Lisbon

(1999-2002: course of Analysis and Compositional Techniques with Eurico Carrapatoso)



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