Bio

Tiago Videira

Lisboa/Casal de Loivos, Portugal. | Austin, Texas, USA.

Tiago Videira is a Creative Mind with a big passion for music. He is a researcher, songwriter 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. So far he has three published Albums (plus songbooks).

Tiago is also a fiction writer, having earned the Prize “Young Writers 2006” with the work “Galactic Tales”, which was later published. He also took classes with Prof. Alberto Pimenta and dozens of creative texts have been created since then. He colaborated with DN Jovem from 2005 until the extinction of the literary supplement. He also published two other fiction books.

As an educator, he worked as a music teacher in schools, teaching 5th to 8th graders.

Additionally, Tiago Videira took part in many workshops and Summer Schools and developed work under the supervision of personalities such as Prof. Bruce Pennycook (University of Austin), Tomás Henriques or Jaime Reis in the domains of Interactive, Film and Electroacoustic music.

Research interests

Popular Music (Songwriting; Portuguese Songs and Fado; “Bedroom” producers; Music for Media)  | Critical Edition of Music | Musical Semiotics | Computational Musicology | Creative Music Systems | Music Industries | Musical Analysis and Theory.