Visiting researcher: Yago de Quay

We are happy to welcome Yago de Quay for a Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM) through the COST IC0601 Action on Sonic Interaction Design (SID). He will be working at fourMs from 2 August to 30 September with a project entitled Interactive Music 2.0: User-driven ad hoc dance clubs . Bio and more information below.


Being someone who was born in Brazil, lives in Portugal, and holds a Spanish nationality, is perhaps what sparked my interest in cross-cultural artistic expression. In-between these worlds I acquired broad experience in music, dance, video and ethnomusicology. Curiosity and drive were the engines that helped me pursue the research and practice of these areas in far-flung regions such as India and Panama.

My academic experience brought the fields of art and technology together. I graduated Berklee College of Music with a Professional Music degree and two “Dean’s List of Academic Achievement” awards. I am currently enrolled in the Masters in Multimedia at FEUP (Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto), and my focus is Interactive Music and Sound Design. My thesis is about capturing dance movement for the purpose of controlling music.

In recent projects, I worked extensively with dance. iDance 1.0 was a music installation that captured dance movements from a crowd to generate music. iDance 2.0 was a dancer specific music installation that responded to specific movements from a dancer. Currently, I am involved in an interactive music performance project using gymnasts. All of the above require quick learning of technologies and adaptation to different situations as every project has its own specificities.




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Published Aug. 21, 2012 3:05 PM - Last modified Feb. 13, 2019 9:36 AM