B. 1983 (Seia, Portugal). Degree in Composition - Uni. de Aveiro with João Pedro Oliveira (3 prize scholarships as best student of the uni.). PhD candidate (Musicology) - FSCH-UNL. Composition seminars with Emmanuel Nunes (also PhD co-advisor) and Stockhausen. Researcher at Institute of Ethnomusicology. Member of ASEFUAN. Artistic director of festival Dias de Música Electroacústica (since 2003). Director of Conservatório de Música de Seia (since 2007). Professor at Piaget Institute and Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Had commissions from UFT/INATEL, Grupo de Música Contemporânea de Lisboa, Logos Foundation (Belgium), Festival Primavera (Portugal) and F.L.S.I. (Paris). His music has been presented in Europe. He travelled for 5 years to work in Asia (Beijing, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Philippines, etc) and 3 years to Brazil (UNICAMP, UFBA, UFMG, UDESC, UFRJ, etc).