Official Title: Adjunct Associate Professor (Visiting Academic)

Faculty: 藝術及人文學院


Short Bio

Paulo Ferreira-Lopes

Between 1988 and 1991 studied in Lisbon composition with Constança Capdeville.
In 1994 Paulo Ferreira-Lopes  moved to Paris. Between 1995 and 1997 studied in Paris composition with Emmanuel Nunes, Antoine Bonnet and Computer Music with Curtis Roads. 
In 1996 he received a Master in  Composition - University of Paris VII -  under the advice of Horacio Vaggione.
In 1996 further studies in composition with Karlheinz Stockhausen at the  "Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik", Darmstadt. Also in 1996, distinguished as Researcher with a scholarship of the French Government by the "Ministere de la Recherche" at the  "Departement d’Esthétique et Technologies des Arts" of  University of Paris VIII . 
In 1997, composition-prize at Stasis et Vita competition Kassel, Germany. 
Founder and Director (between 1992/95) of the Electronic Music Studio C.C.I.M. 
Founder and Director (2000) of the Summer Workshops - olhAres de Outono at Portuguese Catholic Univesity Porto.
Since 1998, artist in residence and researcher at ZKM - Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie - Karlsruhe  Germany. 
Since 2002, member from the European Parlament of Culture . 
In 2004 he received the Doctor  degree from the University of Paris VIII.
Founder and Director from the Research Centre for Science and Technology in Art CITAR (2004-2007)  and Professor  at Portuguese Catholic University.Director of the Music Department - Portuguese Catholic University (2010-2013).
Invited Professor at Karlsruhe Music University 

Since 2014 .Associated Professor at University of Applied Sciences - Mainz.
Paulo Ferreira-Lopes works has been produced in international festivals - Musica STRASBOURG, MUSICAVIVA, Estoril Summer Festival, documenta X - Essen, Biennal S. Paulo, ZKM-Karlsruhe, World Music Day’s,  Gulbenkian Fondation, Expo 98 Portugal , through  important ensembles of the contemporary artistic scnene as AccrocheNote, OrchestrUtopica , Ensemble Modern Frankfurt, etc..


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Enlarge Your Sax - Pedro Bittencourt Saxofone




Cadavres Exquis - portuguese composers of the 21st century

Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble – Conductor Pedro Neves.

Ed. MisoRecords




Sete canções breves do livro do esquecimento -  Ed. NUMERICA.


Canções de Lemúria - Marina Pacheco Sopranp e Olga Amaro piano

Ed. Parlophone


Book Chapter

[Modernity Contexts ]Contextos da Modernidade, Editor Angelo Martingo, Atelier de Composição, Porto, Portugal, 2011.


Book Chapter

Art Space and Memory in Digital Era – Ed. - Paideia Publishing House, Bucharest, 2010.


Book Chapter

Lisbon Architecture Triennial ; Narrativas do Vazio - Catalogue Exhibition Ed. Lisbon Architecture Triennial – Lisbon 2007 ISBN 978-989-8010-86-5

Symmetrical and Geometrical Cycles in Twelve-Tone Composition:

Developments Toward a New Model in ICMC – 40th International Computer Music Conference 2014, Athens, Greece


Composing for DMIs - ENTOA, a dedicated piece for Intonaspacio

in 14th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression 2014, London , England.


Intonaspacio: A Digital Musical Instrument for Exploring Site-Specificities in Sound, 10th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research (CMMR) Sound, Music and Motion, Marseille, France

The Music Under Rusty Records: Restoring RISSET’S Duet for one Pianist

Totally Huge New Music Festival 2011, Perth , Inglaterra 

SoundWalk (V.1.0) Problemática Multiuso e Composição Colectiva, in proceedings Artech 2012, Faro ; Portugal

A Narrativa do Gesto na música Contemporânea Portuguesa para Percussão, in 2nd International Musical Itineraries Forum - MUSIC AND GESTURE, Lisbon , Portugal


 Thinking the Digital Music Instrument : New Sounds, New Techniques, New Performance [Compreender o Instrumento de Musica Digital : Novos Sons, Novas Técnicas, Diferentes Performances] in proceedings International Conference Music Performance / PERFORMA11. Aveiro University – Aveiro 2011


Sensor-table and Chirotron: Two Digital Musical Instruments for Collaborative Performance , in Music and Sonic Art: Practices and Theories

Symposium Proceedings – Volume II 23rd International Conference on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics, Baden-Baden, Germany, 2011


"Digital Music Instruments: an Approach to Some of its Conceptual Implications" in the proceedings of the Music and Sonic Art: Practice and Theories Vol. I published by the International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics, Canada. ISBN 978-1-897233-80-1 .


„New Tendencies in the Digital Music Instrument design : Progress Report“ . SMC09 – International Conference Sound Music Computing, Porto, Portugal , 2009.



Year 1 Master
2 credits
Year 2 Bachelor