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I graduated in Sound Arts and Design (First Class Honours) at University of Arts London, and developed my MA in Musical Arts at SFU Burnaby with Barry Truax (while a student in the New University of Lisbon).
In my theoretical work I have explored rupture aesthetics and theorised on the ‘social and political aesthetics of art and noise’ (“The Territory from Chaos to Noise”, Pinto, A., 2012). I am now involved with ecological thinking of the arts practice and aesthetic relationships with the natural and non-natural environments (“Towards a Rewilding of the Ear”, Pinto, A., 2015). I have developed sound work as a Sound Artist, Field-Recordist, Performer, Free Improviser, Composer and Sound Designer, doing live Sound Design for movies and theatre plays, sound installations and automated/interactive live concerts, amongst other things...
My current interest in music and the composition process is in working the ‘grief of incommunicability’ that exists in the attempt of exchange/comprehension/ communication between the human and humanised world/perception and what exceeds it:
"Somehow we have always intuited that music is part of our reflection to and from the non-human world. We hear the alien quality of the non-human in our music and the humanity of music in nature.” (David Dunn, Nature, Sound Art and the Sacred)
In this sense, I have been attempting methods to somehow recreate or relate to the natural environment through the means of sound mapping and sound making.

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(06/08/14) It was a windy day at the Zambujeiro's Dolmen to record the surrounding environment, so I ended up recording ...

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06/08/14 It was a windy day when I went to Zambujeiro's Dolmen to record the surrounding soundscape. I ended up ...

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When I was buying strings for my lotar at Rissani's market, I heard this amazing sound from the shop's radio... ...

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From the 4th or 5th floor terrace of a hostel in center Marrakesh, I recorded the sound of the calling ...

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