After studies of philosophy and cinema in Lisbon, he has been working in the medium of live electronic and computer sound, performing, recording and exhibiting works in France, Germany, UK, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Baltic States and United States.
His work explores the inter-relationships and displacements between digital process and architectural spaces, using computer and custom-built software to create abstract and delicate sound works.
Since the late nineties, he started also exploring intersections between sound and image taking advantage of the digital medium real-time possibilities, both in solo performances and collaborative work.
Raposo performed and colaborated with numerous artists, including Janek Schaefer, Jason Kahn, Stephan Mathieu, Kaffe Mathews, Marc Behrens, John Grzinich, Zbigniew Karkowski, Matt Rogalski, Carlos Santos, Carlos Z�-ngaro, Christopher Murphy, Koji Asano, Sara Kolster, among others.
He founded Sirr in 2001, a label dedicated to promote challenging sound art from an array of international artists and 30 cds were released so far. And was co-founder of 2 portuguese organizations: Granular and Binaural.
...) mysterious and sublime.
Insula dulcamara is certainly one of the most musical electronica outings of recent times, and is strongly recommended.
Paulo Raposo's wonderful Sirr label is one of the most consistent founts of contemporary electroacoustic minimalism.
The arrangements are never predictable and full of details and subtle movements, which makes the listening experience more rewarding each time I've put this disc in my player. Sounds great; let's keep our eyes and ears peeled.
(Richard di Santo, Incursion Music)
Raposo and Santos are playing with our ears, creating comfort zones where there should be none and turning highly familiar places into alien landscapes