Luiz Casteloes


Luiz has been a postdoc researcher at the Integra Lab since September 2015, and his current research project aims at developing educational games/apps based on contemporary compositional techniques such as microtonality, sound spectra analysis, and musical grammars.

Music Education

Brazilian composer, professor at Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (Brazil) since 2009, and postdoc researcher at Integra Lab (Birmingham Conservatoire, UK) in 2015-16.


He holds degrees from Boston University (DMA, 2009), and UNIRIO (MM, 2004, and BM, 2001); prizes, residencies, and grants from CMMAS (Mexico), CAPES/Fulbright, UFRJ School of Music (honorable mention, 2012), Festival Primeiro Plano (Best Sound Editing, 2003), and Funarte (1st prize in the XIV Brazilian Contemporary Music Biennial, 2001); recent performances/recordings of his music have been given by Mivos Quartet (Spain, 2015), Szlachta String Quintet (USA, 2015), Duo Promenade Sauvage (Italy, 2015), Quartetto Maurice (Italy, 2014), and Ensemble Arsenale (Italy, 2013); recent articles published in Sonic Ideas (Mexico, 2015), El oído pensante (Argentina, 2013), and IRASM – International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music (Croatia, 2009). Research interests: Musical Onomatopoeia, Algorithmic Composition, Image-to-Music Conversion, and Popular Music.