​João M. Santos (b.1978) is an electronic music composer and performer based in Lisboa, Portugal. He composes and performs music under the alias Daily Misconceptions.

He began his studies in music at Escola Profissional de Música de Almada, where he studied classical piano and new music technologies. Later on he joins Escola de Jazz Luiz Villas-Boas in Lisbon, where he studied harmony and jazz piano. He finished his degree in Electronic Music and Musical Production in 2011 at Escola Superior de Artes Aplicadas (ESART) in Castelo Branco, Portugal. In 2014 he completes his master in Multimedia - Interactive Music and Sound Design at Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP), Portugal.

The world is a huge musical composition.

​We are its audience, its performers and its composers.

R. Murray Schafer

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

2010 - 2019

• Freelance work: Composition; Music Production; Music for Media; Post-Production; Sound Design; Workshops, Installations; Musical Instruments and Audio Software Creation.

 

EDUCATION

 

2011 - 2014

• Masters in Multimedia, Interactive Music and Sound Design - Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal.

2008 - 2011

• University degree in Electronic Music and Music Production - Escola Superior de Artes Aplicadas - Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal.

2001 - 2003

• Studies in jazz harmony and piano. Hot Clube de Portugal - Escola de Jazz Luiz Vilas-Boas. Lisboa, Portugal.

1997 - 1999

• Studies in classical piano and music technology. Escola Profissional de Música de Almada, Portugal.

 

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION

 

2016

• Initial Pedagogical Formation of Trainers Certificate (CCP/CAP) - CENJOR Centro de Formação Profissional.  Lisboa, Portugal.

2015

• Masterclass with RUI MIRANDA (Full Sail University) "Sound for Image - Recording, Editing and Post-production for TV, Film and Video Games". RESTART, Lisboa, Portugal.

2014

• Talk with JOÃO PEDRO DA COSTA presenting “From MTV to Youtube: convergency of the music video format to the web.” Music Meetup, Musikki, Porto, Portugal.

• Debate moderated by ROBERtT SINGERMAN: Promoting and Exporting new independent music via Master-Synch Licensing (w/ Mark Frieser, Synch Summit; Sérgio Pimentel, Big Sync; Connie Farr, Think Sync), WESTWAY LAB FESTIVAL, Guimarães, Portugal.

• Workshop / Presentation: The ETEP Network – Eurosonic and the European Talent Exchange (video & presentation), WESTWAY LAB FESTIVAL, Guimarães, Portugal.

• Keynote Speech: SÉRGIO HYDALGO, ZDB Gallery, WESTWAY LAB FESTIVAL, Guimarães, Portugal.

• Talks at Café Milenário and Cor de Tangerina, WESTWAY LAB FESTIVAL, Guimarães, Portugal.

2013

• Future Places Festival, U Porto & UT Austin. Maus Hábitos & UPTEC PINC, Porto, Portugal

2012

• Talk with BRUCE PENNYCOOK “THE IMPACT OF NEW MEDIA ON MUSIC CREATIVITY AND RESEARCH”, Porto, Portugal.

• Future Places Festival, U Porto & UT Austin. Maus Hábitos & UPTEC PINC, Porto, Portugal

• Talk with ROBERT ROWE “INTERACTION, EMOTION, AND DERIVING MUSICAL SIGNALS FROM AUDIO”, Porto, Portugal.

2011

• Future Places Festival, U Porto & UT Austin. Maus Hábitos & UPTEC PINC, Porto, Portugal

• Seminar "ARDUINO" with FILIPE VALPEREIRO. ESART, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

• Seminar "SUPERCOLLIDER" with FILIPE LOPES. ESART, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

• Talk with JORGE CASTRO from VICOUSTIC. ESART, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

• Talk with BRUCE PENNYCOOK, from the University of Texas, Austin. ESART, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

• Workshop MULTITOUCH SURFACES with TIAGO SERRA, DIGITÓPIA, CASA DA MÚSICA. Porto, Portugal.

2010

• Seminar with MIGUEL AZGUIME - MISO ENSEMBLE - MISO MUSIC - FESTIVAL MÚSICA VIVA. ESART, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

• Seminar with RUI PENHA, DIGITÓPIA - CASA DA MÚSICA. ESART, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

2009

• Seminar "PROGRAMMING" with HANS TIMMERMANS, UTRECHT ART SCHOOL. ESART, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

• Seminar with PEDRO REBELO, from SONIC ARTS RESEARCH CENTER DE BELFAST. ESART, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

• Seminar with HANS TIMMERMANS, UTRECHT ART SCHOOL. ESART, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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