Carlos Guedes has a multifaceted activity in composition and sound design, counting numerous projects for dance, theatrical performance, film and interactive installations besides conventional concert music. His creative work has been presented mostly in Europe and the United States in several shapes and forms.
Carlos Guedes holds a PhD (2005) and MA (1996) in composition from NYU and a BM (1993) from ESMAE. He lived for three years in the Netherlands where he attended the Institute of Sonology in the Hague between 2001 and 2002.
Between 2003 and 2013, Carlos Guedes developed an intense teaching activity in Portugal. He was involved in the reformulation and creation of several degree programs in Portugal in composition and electronic music. Since 2007, he has been working for the UT Austin | Portugal program in Digital Media, where he helped creating the Interactive Music and Sound Design track at University of Porto’s Master in Multimedia, and worked on the creation of the curriculum of the Doctoral Program in Digital Media. He is currently the National Academic Director for the program.
Carlos Guedes is currently Associate Music Professor and Head of the Music Program at New York University Abu Dhabi. He also works as a researcher at INESC Technology and Science (formerly, INESC Porto) where he co-founded the Sound and Music Computing Group.