Diogo Alvim studied architecture and composition in Lisbon. In 2016 he finished a PhD in Composition/ Sonic Arts at the Sonic Arts Research Centre in Belfast, focused on the relations between music and architecture.
He has been presenting his work in several events, of which: Gulbenkian Orchestra’s composers’ workshop (2008 and 2009), Festival Música Portuguesa Hoje (Orchestrutopica, 2008); Festival Synthèse 2009 (Bourges); Young Musicians Award 2009 (commissioned by RDP – Antena 2); ISMIR Conference 2012 (Porto); ICMC2012 (with Unlikely Places, Ljubljana); Festival Musica Viva (Lisbon, 2013); Notation in Contemporary Music Conference at Goldsmiths University (London, 2013), Ibrasotope#60, Centro Cultural São Paulo and MAC-USP (São Paulo, Brazil); Sounding Cities – Invisible Places (Viseu, 2014), Belfast Festival (with Matilde Meireles, 2014) and Sonorities Festival (with the Royal String Quartet, 2015), Do Liminar#6 (Zaratan Gallery, Lisbon, 2016), Habiter l’exposition The House of Dust (CNEAI, Pantin, France, 2017).
He co-created and directed Underscore, an international festival dedicated to music, sound and moving image in Lisbon 2017. He was artist in residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, for the Chantiers d’Europe programme – Theatre de la Ville (May 2018).
He currently teaches Sound Arts at ESAD Caldas da Rainha, as well as Electronic Music Ensemble and Musical Experimentation Workshop at ESART Castelo Branco, and is an integrated researcher at CESEM, Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
He also makes music for dance and theatre and develops collaborations with other artists/performers. He is part of the artist collective Osso.