Creativity Powered by Technology
About the speaker
Óscar lives with a permanent annoyance – having so many interests and too little time to pursue them all. He is fascinated by the Arts and by Science and Technology, and has an almost unhealthy obsession with Sound and Music. He was born in Porto, in 1986, and works as a composer, as Worten Digitópia Casa da Música’s curator, as a teacher of Music Composition, and also as a performer of contemporary music. He has a degree in Economics (Porto University), another in Music Composition (ESMAE – Porto), and two Masters, one in Composition and Music Theory (ESMAE) and one in Musical Education (Escola das Artes – UCP Porto). Óscar started working at Casa da Música in 2010 and he has directed, created and developed concerts and workshops, been a part of many of the Education Department’s productions, and collaborated with the resident groups and orchestras. He is also the founder and director of Instant Ensemble (Porto’s Real-Time Composition Ensemble), and a self-taught programmer – he contributed for the development process of some of Digitópia’s apps.