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Tiago Gonzaga Videira


Tiago Gonzaga Videira

Research fellow

Tiago Videira is a Creative Mind with a big passion for music. He is a researcher, music producer and music engraver holding a Degree in Musicology, a Masters in Philosophy – Aesthetics and a PhD in Digital Media in the framework of the UT Austin-Portugal Program. Tiago has been a Research Fellow in a project of Critical Edition of Repertoire by Luso-Brazilian Composers (c. 1750-1930). Works include the Modinhas of Father José Maurício; Theater works among the catalogue of D. Maria II Theatre; Organ works of Luso-Brazilian composers featured in the collection of Joseph Joubert; Chamber orchestra and choir work “Uyáras” by Alberto Nepomuceno; Opera “La Donna di Genio Volubile” by Marcos Portugal; Magical-theater “As Três Cidras do Amor” by Santos Pinto [in progress]. Furthermore he has created, produced and engraved dozens of musical works ranging from songs, solo piano pieces, film and animation music and works for various ensembles.

Tiago Gonzaga Videira is a research fellow holding a PhD fellowship in Digital Media in the framework of the UT Austin-Portugal Program, funded by FCT, having lived two years in Austin as a visiting researcher. His dissertation consisted of a generative model for fado songs. He has a Masters in Philosophy – Aesthetics and degree in Musicology.

Current Research interests:
Critical Edition; Songwriting; Musical Semiotics; Generative Music; Computational Musicology; Popular Music; Portuguese music and culture.


2017. Videira, Tiago Gonzaga, “Formalizing Fado – A contribution to automatic song making”. Journal of Creative Music Systems 1(2) DOI: 10.5920/JCMS.2017.03.

2017. Videira, Tiago Gonzaga, “Fado” [base de dados online], (2017) Lisboa. <http://fado.fcsh.unl.pt>

2015. Videira, Tiago, “Instrumental Fado – A generative Interactive System”. UT Austin-Portugal Program. PhD thesis in Digital Media. Lisbon: FCSH/NOVA.

2015. http://fado.fcsh.unl.pt – Urtext edition of 100 fado songs (soon to be fully released)

2011. Videira, Tiago, “Describing Music: Perception and Metaphor”. The international Journal of the Arts in Society 6, n 4: 255-262.

2011. Videira, Tiago, “Descrever Música: Percepção e Metáfora.” in Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Conference of Philosophy and Literature. Lisboa.

2010. Videira, Tiago, “Sonata for Unprepared player.” in Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Digital Arts, 165-167. Guimarães.[:]


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