Photo: Susana Pomba

Diogo Alvim works between music and sound arts, exploring their interactions with architecture, specific contexts, and other arts. He is interested in expanding the practice of sound composition as a research and transformation device.


He studied architecture and composition in Lisbon. In 2016 he finished a PhD in Composition/ Sonic Arts at the Sonic Arts Research Centre in Belfast, focused on the relations between music and architecture.

He currently teaches Sound Arts at ESAD Caldas da Rainha, and is an integrated researcher at CESEM, FCSH – NOVA.
He regularly collaborates with visual and sound artists, choreographers and theatre directors, in productions as diverse as installations, video, dance, performance, performative walks, and other hybrids.

His work has been presented in several events, of which: Museu as Performance 2023, Serralves (Canção Nova, with André Guedes); Festival Temps d’Images 2023 (Os Passos em Volta – Alcântara, a performative walk with Joana Braga); Festival Musica Viva 2023 (Jogo Duplo for Sond’Ar-te Trio); Arquitectura dos sons – concert integrated in the commemorations of the centenary of Iannis Xenakis with the piece Posição Relativa (Gulbenkian Foundation 2023); Territórios Nómadas, NOVA-FCSH (with Joana Braga, 2022); Danças na Cidade – RTP/ CNB (2022 for a piece by Tânia Carvalho); Convento São Francisco, Coimbra and Lisboa Soa Festival (Campo Próximo with Matilde Meireles, 2020);  National Dance Company, with the Portuguese Symphony Orchestra (Music for S, by Tânia Carvalho, 2018); Festival Musica Viva 2018 and 2013 (Lisbon 2013); Chantiers d’Europe – Theatre de la Ville (artist in residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, 2018). CNEAI, Pantin, France (for a piece by Ramiro Guerreiro, 2017); Do Liminar#6 (Zaratan Gallery, Lisbon, 2016); Sonorities Festival (with the Royal String Quartet, 2015); Belfast Festival (with Matilde Meireles, 2014); Sounding Cities – Invisible Places (Viseu, 2014), Ibrasotope#60 and MAC-USP (São Paulo, Brazil, 2014); Notation in Contemporary Music Conference at Goldsmiths University (London, 2013); ICMC 2012 (with Unlikely Places, Ljubljana); ISMIR 2012 (Porto); Young Musicians Award 2009 (commissioned by RDP – Antena 2); Festival Synthèse 2009 (Bourges); Festival Música Portuguesa Hoje (Orchestrutopica, 2008); Gulbenkian Orchestra’s composers’ workshop (2008 and 2009). / mailing list