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Gilberto Dos Santos

Music Department

PhD Title: Randomness as compositional tool for automatic instrumental music.

SupervisorsDr. Newton Armstrong

Research overview

My research focuses on the use of randomness as a compositional tool for the creation of  algorithmic instrumental music, in particular when used in conjunction with automatic score generation techniques. Find out more.

Research Interests

  • Algorithmic instrumental music
  • Generative techniques
  • Indeterminacy in music
  • Open works
  • Contemporary composition.


  • 2014–2016: MA in Composition, Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (Czech Republic)
  • 2011–2014: BA in Composition, Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (Czech Republic).

Presentations & Conference Papers

  • ‘International Contemporary Music Composition Symposium’, organised by Liszt Academy of Music. Budapest (Hungary), May 2015.
  • Agostinho, G. and Rataj, J. (2017) Digitální technologie v hudební tvorbě pro akustické nástroje [Digital Technology in Musical Creation for Acoustic Instruments]. Prague: Nakladatelství Akademie múzických umění v Praze. ISBN 978-80-7331-419-4
  • Agostinho, G. et al. (2015) ‘Dotknout se zvuku’ [Touching Sound], Opus Musicum, 47(4), pp. 58–80. ISSN 0862-8505.