Carlos Guedes has a multifaceted activity in composition and sound design, counting numerous commissioned 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.

Since 2007, he has developed a research activity in generative music systems through different projects at the Sound and Music Computing Group, a research group he co-founded at INESC Technology and Science (formerly, INESC Porto).

Carlos Guedes is currently Associate Arts Professor of Music and Head of the Music Program at New York University Abu Dhabi.