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Diogo Carriço is a portuguese posthuman pianist exploring the transmutation of the piano, in a relation of forces with electronics that infuse minimalism in drifting experimentation. The Netherlands based artist’s vision is characterized by a sense of oneness that breaks boundaries between acoustic and electronic elements, humanity and technology. An encounter with the computer controlled piano Disklavier has changed his way of making music, resulting in surprising inventive instrumental productions that contort familiar timbres into uncharted territory.

His interest in pushing forward the way new technologies can be used for musical purposes led him to use body motion sensors, such as the Leap Motion hands sensor, to strictly connect the musician’s gesture to electronic sound manipulation. As result of this work, an invitation to be artist in residency in the University of Arts of Amsterdam followed in 2019, where later he occupied the position of researcher. Supported by the newly formed Culture Club of the same institution, he prototyped “Qi”, a unique software for shaping musical performances and new media art with the intuition of hand gestures.

Carriço has performed in numerous locations and events, pointing up Fiber Festival, MaderiaDig, Gaudeamus, Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, Haarlem Philharmonie, Popronde, Splendor, EYE filmmuseum, Uitmarkt festival, and Hard Club Porto, as well as appeared in media as De Groene Amsterdammer, RTP Madeira, Glam Magazine, SonOfMarketing and A Cabine.

He was awarded by the Portuguese National Centre of Culture the “Young Creators” prize for “Adventurous music with piano and electronics” – an immersive performance, crossing piano, electronics and visuals in real time.

Diogo holds a master degree in Live Electronics by the Conservatorium of Amsterdam and a bachelor degree in Classical Piano Performance by the School of Applied Arts of Castelo Branco.