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 around the world 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). Since joining New York University Abu Dhabi, Carlos Guedes has been working in projects “Cross-disciplinary and multicultural perspectives on musical rhythm,” “Creation and Analysis of a Digital Repository of Middle Eastern Music,” and “Sounds from Sir Bani Yas Island.” He is a co-founder of NYUAD’s Music and Sound Cultures Research Group, a group dedicated to multidisciplinary research in music engaging on methodologically hybrid projects that blur the boundaries between traditional and digital humanities.
Carlos Guedes is currently Associate Arts Professor of Music at New York University Abu Dhabi.