“Gustavo Costa speaks of the importance of doing what you love and how creative people sometimes sacrifice doing what they are passionate about to make ends meet… what is the meaning of freedom in creative endeavours?”

About the speaker

Nasceu no Porto em 1976. Estudou percussão, tecnologia da música, sonologia, composição e teoria musical e frequenta actualmente o programa doutoral em media digitais na Feup, Porto, onde se debruça sobre o tema da expressividade e interactividade na música por computador. O seu trabalho como músico e compositor centra-se na música improvisada, electroacústica e na contracultura underground. Tem tocado e gravado extensivamente na Europa, Estados Unidos, Japão, Brasil e Líbano. www.gustavocosta.pt

Born in 1976 in the city of Porto. Studied percussion, music technology, sonology, and composition and music theory. He is currently working on his PhD in digital media at FEUP, Porto, where he addresses the topic of expressiveness and interactivity in computer music. His work as a musician and composer focuses on improvised music , electroacoustic and underground counterculture. He has played and recorded extensively in Europe, United States, Japan, Brazil and Lebanon. www.gustavocosta.pt

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