Dr. Elaine Thomazi-Freitas is a composer and media artist. She is a senior Lecturer in the Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design at London Metropolitan University. She received has a DMA in Composition from Columbia University and a master's in music from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She had undergone an internship in Music Documentation at IRCAM (Institute of Research and Coordination Acoustics/Music) in Paris/France. With an initial background in music, her trajectory had a further achievement with the inclusion of the visual element. Her works range from acoustic compositions to interactive media, the latter having become her main focus of research. She has embraced the use of technology as a means of artistic expression that adds to the artwork, never constraining the artistic conception and/or its realization. Actively engaged in the contemporary performing scene, Freitas has presented her works in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. Her latest works comprise a large-scale composition for alto flute with video-tracked live electronics and collaborative works with other composers in which she expands her live video practice. Bio courtesy of her faculty profile. You can also read more on her website.