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Martim Galvão

Composer, percussionist and multimedia artist exploring consumer-facing technologies and the web.

Martim S. Galvão is a Brazilian-American composer, percussionist and multimedia artist. He develops software and hardware as part of his artistic practice, much of which is concerned with interfaces and how we interact with them. He is especially interested in exploring ideas related to consumer-facing technologies and the web.

Galvão's work has been performed at venues such as the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME), International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), ANT Fest at Ars Nova, SPLICE Institute, New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF), and Babycastles among others.

Galvão earned his bachelor’s degree from Emory University. In 2014 he graduated from the Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology (ICIT) MFA program at the University of California, Irvine. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Computer Music and Multimedia at Brown University.

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“Model User Behavior”
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“Model User Behavior”

13 January 2021

As part of the Performing the Internet series, Martim Galvão and Todd Anderson have a conversation about the unconscious “performance” and emotional journey of web browsing, internet mixtapes, building websites for performance, and more.