Dr Elaine Thomazi Freitas is a composer and media artist. She received a doctorate in music (DMA) from Columbia University, NYC/USA and a master’s in music from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She had undergone an internship in Music Documentation at IRCAM (the Institute of Research and Coordination Acoustics/Music) in Paris, France, and now works as a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader in Music Technology at The Cass within the School of Art.
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 realisation. Actively engaged in the contemporary performing scene, she 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.