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Composer and performer of live electroacoustic music, Rui Penha was born in Porto, in 1981. He received his first musical education at an early age, graduated in 2006 and received his PhD in Music Composition in 2014, specialising in sound spatialisation in electroacoustic music. His music has been played around Europe by excellent musicians such as Peter Evans, Pedro Carneiro, Arditti Quartet, Remix Ensemble or Orquestra Gulbenkian.

Rui has a deep interest on music technology, both in software programming and the development of new interfaces for musical expression. He was a founder and curator of Digitópia, a collaboration between Casa da Música, INESC Porto, ESMAE and UCP. He currently teaches at FEUP, ESMAE and DeCA - UA and is a researcher at INESC TEC.

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2013 - present · Senior Researcher @ INESC TEC, as part of the Sound and Music Computing Group.

2012 - present · Assistant Professor @ FEUP, currently coordinating the Sound and Music Computing R&D Laboratory and the Specialization in Interactive Music and Sound Design (Master in Multimedia)..

2010 - present · Assistant Professor @ ESMAE, BA and Master in Music.

2009 - present · Assistant Professor @ DeCA - UA, BA in Music.

2011 - 2012 · Assistant Professor @ ESART, BA in Music.

2011 - 2012 · Assistant Professor @ ULP, BA in Audiovisual and Multimedia Communication.

2006 - 2010 · Curator of Digitópia @ Casa da Música, a project on Digital Music by the Education Service.

2004 - 2007 · Teaching Assistant @ DeCA - UA, BA in Music.

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Universidade de Aveiro (2014). PhD in Music — Composition (best possible classification: aprovado).

Universidade de Aveiro (2006). Licenciatura (5 years degree) in Music - Composition (final average: 17/20, final project: 20/20).

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2015 · Pedagogical Recognition Award - FEUP.

2014 · finalist - Prémio Sonae Media Art (final result in December 2015).

2014 · 1st Prize - Researcher-Entrepreneur Competition, INESC TEC.

2011 · Represents Portugal at ISCM's World New Music Days, Zagreb (Croatia).

2008 - 2011 · PhD Scholarship - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia.

2008 · Honorable Mention - Lomus - International Music Software Contest.

2007 - 2008 · PhD Scholarship - University of Aveiro.

2007 · Selected for the Young Composers' Meeting, Apeldoorn (Netherlands).

2004 · Honorable Mention - Concurso de Composição Música Viva.

2003 · 1st Prize - Prémio Nacional de Composição Jorge Peixinho.