Curriculum Vitae Yago de Quay

Personal information
Surname / First
Yago de Quay
Addresses 707 W 21
Austin TX 78705
USA
Cellular: +1 512 669 2054 Tel.: +351 219 280 588
E-mail yagodequay@gmail.com Web: www.yagodequay.com
Nationality Brazilian and Spanish
Date of birth January 10
th
Gender Male
Occupational field Music Composition / Interactive Dance
Awards
Residency grant by the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology (2014)
Nomination for Best Video Design by the Austin Critics Table Awards (2013)
Audience Favorite Prize to interactive film NOLA at West By West Campus Film Festival (2013)
Digital Media Dual-PhD Fellowship by the Foundation for Science and Technology (2012)
Best Thesis of the Year in the Master’s in Multimedia at FEUP (2011)
Short Term Scientific Mission grant by COST-Sonic Interaction Design (2010)
Best Poster Award at VERDIKT Conference, Oslo, Norway (2010)
Best Poster Award at International UBI Summer School, Oulu, Finland (2010)
Publications

- Beira, João; de Quay, Yago. BioMediation: A Biological Audiovisual Performance. 14th Biennial Arts
and Technology Symposium. Forthcoming, 2014.
- De Quay, Yago. Interactive Music 2.0. Lambert Academic Publishing. 2012.
- De Quay, Yago; A. Skogstad. Ståle: Dance Jockey - Performing Electronic Music by Dancing.
Leonardo Music Journal issue 21. 2011.
- De Quay, Yago: Interactive Music 3.0: Empowering People To Participate Musically Inside
Nightclubs. Lecture Notes on Computer Science, Springer-Verlag. 2011.
- De Quay, Yago. Espanta Espiritos: A User-Driven, Multisensorial Sculpture. TEI'11: Proc. of the
Fifth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, Funchal,
Portugal. ACM, 2011.
- De Quay, Yago. Patron-generated Music: Stimulating Computer Music Expression in Nightclubs.
Proc. of the Computer Music Modeling and Retrieval Conference, Bhubaneswar, India. 2011.
- De Quay, Yago; A. Skogstad. Xsens Performance: Playing Music by the Rules. Re-new / IMAC.
2011.
- A. Skogstad, Ståle; De Quay, Yago; Nymoen, Kristian; Jensenius, Alexander. Using a Full Body
Inertial Sensor Based Motion Capture System for Musical Interaction. New Interfaces for Musical
Expression, Oslo, Norway. 2011.


Curriculum Vitae of Yago de Quay 1
The following author’s projects can be found at www.yagodequay.com. Click on the titles below the images
to be directed to the video’s youtube page.

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Audiovisual material
BioMediation
Breakdown 3D[Embodied]
TEDxLuanda: Dance Jockey
Let Your Body Drive 2 Tesla Coils 1 Kinect

Work experience
Dates July – November 2012
Occupation or position held Performance Director for Peugeot in the Automobile Trade Show in São Paulo.
Main activities and responsibilities I was invited to act as Project Director for the Peugeot dance show at South America’s
largest automobile trade show in São Paulo, Brazil. “Let Your Body Drive” was the theme,
and the show debuted an innovative mix of hip-hop and technology. My role was to
conceptualize the show, hire the performers, and perform in it. In total there were 90
presentations in 14 days.
Name and address of employer Peugeot do Brasil
Eng. Francisco Pitta Brito 779
Type of business or sector Automobile Trade Show
Dates February 2012 – Present
Occupation or position held Dual-PhD Fellow at UTAustin and FEUP
Main activities and responsibilities Full PhD fellowship by Portuguese government to research Digital Media at UTAustin. In
collaboration with the Department of Radio, Film and Television, the Dept. of Theater and
Dance, and the Butler School of Music.
Name and address of employer Foundation for Science and Technology
Type of business or sector Research and Development
Dates July 2007 – January 2011
Occupation or position held Founder and business developer
Main activities and responsibilities Interaction design and client relationship. Mirror Neurons is a start-up focused on scientific
advising for enterprises and public administration. Examples of its activities are the
strategic planning for the information systems of the Ministry of Oil in Angola, the strategic
planning for the Web presence of Galp Energia (galpenergia.com) and the information
architecture of Vale D’Algares tourism development.
Name and address of employer Mirror Neurons
Rua Pato Real, nº 89 - r/c Esq.
Type of business or sector Consulting and Scientific Advising
Dates May 2009 – August 2009
Occupation or position held Fundraiser for DialogueDirect
Main activities and responsibilities DialogueDirect is a fundraising agency dedicated to delivering fundraising and marketing
solutions to nonprofit organizations. Yago's role is to sign up long-term sponsors for the
renowned charity Children International.
Name and address of employer DialogueDirect
Mike Williams
Type of business or sector Non-Governmental Organization
Dates February 2008
Occupation or position held Research assistant
Main activities and responsibilities The research deals primarily with cognitive music psychology. The objective of the
research is to identify key elements in the act of music listening taking into account intrinsic
and social spheres. These elements are then used to increase motivation, pleasure and
unity.
Name and address of employer Justin Vincent
Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging
Type of business or sector Academic
Dates November 2008
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Occupation or position held Boston Music Awards Supervisor
Main activities and responsibilities Coordinated volunteers in the concert, organized stage crew and was responsible for the
running of the event.
Name and address of employer Margaret J. Shanley
Partner
Type of business or sector Music Industry
Dates September - November 2008
Occupation or position held Student Leader and Coordinator
Main activities and responsibilities Main responsibilities lie in personally coordinating and managing the various elements that
a necessary for the success of a festival. Such as creating the online web page for the
event, writing the press release for magazines, promoting and organizing concerts and
volunteers.
Name and address of employer Jane Stachowiak,
Latin Music and Culture Celebration
Type of business or sector Music Industry
Dates April - June 2008
Occupation or position held Interactive Marketing and eBusiness Development
Main activities and responsibilities Development of an Internet marketing plan and implementation of e-business strategies for
the prominent musician Kenwood Dennard. It includes structuring online drum courses and
online promotion and sales of MP3, CDs and DVDs.
Name and address of employer Kenwood Dennard (http://kenwooddennard.com/)
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=322479824
Type of business or sector Music Industry
Dates September 2007 – January 2008
Occupation or position held Internship – Research of musical habits of indigenous people of Panama
Main activities and responsibilities Spent one month in Darien rain forest documenting the music of Emberá and Cuna people.
The intern had to live in the forest and learn about the different aspects of the ecology and
cultures surrounding him. Intern recorded, transcribed and documented all the different
songs of Emberá and Cuna people. Work reviewd by Panama’s Director of Education.
Name and address of employer Fundación Danilo Pérez
Department of Research and Documentation
Type of business or sector Non-profit organization
Dates July – August 2007
Occupation or position held Internship - Proimage 7
Main activities and responsibilities Worked as an assistant for post production and TV scoring for the TV series “Quinto
Poder” (http://www.proimage7.pt/web/home.html), mastering Digidesign’s Pro Tools digital
audio hardware and software. He also directed, recorded and produced the voice-over ("off
camera" commentary) for Microsoft’s Local Government Framework 2007 DVD, including
planning, text translation and casting of voice actor.
Name and address of employer Proimage 7-Produções Televisivas, Imagem e Publicidade SA.
Contact: Carlos Eduardo Salles (cadusalles@gmail.com)
Type of business or sector TV Production
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Education and training
Dates
September 2011 (expected to complete in 2015)
Title of qualification awarded PhD in Digital Media
Principal subjects/occupational
skills covered
The program entails a full year of organized courses, including theoretical, methodological and
laboratory-based work. Roughly in the middle of the second year, students present their
dissertation research ideas, with the intention of spending their remaining two years working on
their original research. Students seek co-supervisors from among the UT Austin faculty, and they
may spend a fellowship year in Austin. UT faculty contribute several courses each semester both
by co-teaching and by offering stand-alone classes.
Name and type of organization
providing education and training
UTAustin and the University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering.
Dates
September 2011
Title of qualification awarded Master in Multimedia
Principal subjects/occupational
skills covered
The Masters in Multimedia has a focus on Interactive Music and Sound Design. It covers areas
such as videogames, interactive content creation, interactive TV and the relationship between
media, art and technology and their role in science and society as well.
Name and type of organization
providing education and training
University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering. Portugal.
Dates
December 2008
Title of qualification awarded Bachelor of Professional Music
Principal subjects/occupational
skills covered
Interacting with instructors, the students develop an aesthetic and critical vision of quality work in
the designated area of concentration, being able to define quality using both general and musical
criteria, and being also able to apply those criteria to his/her own work and to that of others,
including ear training, harmony, arrangement, song writing, music production and engineering,
music business studies, ensembles and guitar labs. Through the course work, students learn the
skills, concepts, and methodologies necessary to develop proficiency in the designated area of
concentration typical of that found in the professional music industry. The students complete a
major final project in the designated area of concentration whose content and/or enactment is
equal in quality and extent to the demands of the current professional music environment.
Name and type of organization
providing education and training
Berklee College of Music, Boston. USA
Dates
July 2010
Title of qualification awarded Conference - International School on Digital Transformation
Principal subjects/occupational
skills covered
Advanced students and emerging professionals, social entrepreneurs, and activists from around
the world with an interest in digital technology and the enrichment of civil society will meet that
week for a series of pre-scheduled and participant-organized sessions.
Name and type of organization
providing education and training
UTAustin|Portugal Program, Porto. Portugal.
Dates
June 2010
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Title of qualification awarded Course - Documentary Mash Up
Principal subjects/occupational
skills covered
Using the city of Lisbon as a source of inspiration, the 11 participants of this 3-week workshop
explore how Google Earth can be used for the creation and dissemination of documentary
content.
Name and type of organization
providing education and training
UTAustin|Portugal Program - Summer Institute in Digital Media, Lisbon. Portugal.
Dates
June 2010
Title of qualification awarded Workshop - Creating and Sharing Artistic Experiences with Ubiquitous Technology
Principal subjects/occupational
skills covered
This workshop investigates new ways of deploying ubiquitous technologies for creating and
sharing artistic experiences in the context of a city. We want to create new types of digital art
making in public space and discover novel possibilities for interacting with the urban environment
through multimodal interfaces. The aim is to design and build tools and applications for artistic
expression by utilizing the latest mobile technologies, public displays as well as small and large-
scale projections.
Name and type of organization
providing education and training
UBI Oulu. Finland.
Dates
May 2010
Title of qualification awarded Workshop - User Experience, Information Architecture and Interaction Design
Principal subjects/occupational
skills covered
UX Lx is a premier User Experience Conference, and the speaker lineup is really the cream of
the crop in the industry worldwide. They’re Usability Experts, Information Architects and
Interaction Designers, all of them bestselling authors in their fields. Attendees will not only be
inspired by their 12 thought provoking talks but they wll have the opportunity to learn 1 on 1 in
the 16 practical workshops.
Name and type of organization
providing education and training
FIL Meeting Centre, Parque das Nações, Lisbon. Portugal.
Dates
May 2010
Title of qualification awarded Workshop - Motion Tracking
Principal subjects/occupational
skills covered
Palindrome teaches Motion Tracking -- this means using sensors and computers to allow human
movement to control music, lights, text, sounds, and video. The principles and skills involved are
useful to dancers, musicians, computer engineers, designers, actors and architects.
Name and type of organization
providing education and training
Palindrome Performance Group, Porto. Portugal.
Dates
August 2009
Title of qualification awarded Course - Creating and Designing Interactive Music
Principal subjects/occupational
skills covered
This workshop focuses on the successful design of a music system capable of responding to
user interaction. It covers areas such as generative music, algorithmic composition, Max/MSP,
sonic objects and sound design.
Name and type of organization
providing education and training
UTAustin|Portugal - Summer Institute in Digital Media, Porto. Portugal.
Dates
June 2008
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Title of qualification awarded Course - Digital Hollywood Workshop
Principal subjects/occupational
skills covered
The "Digital Hollywood" workshop presented a macro-industrial perspective on the incorporation,
innovation, and diffusion of digital technologies into the filmed entertainment industries'
production, distribution, and exhibition businesses. The workshop assessed the significance of
digital technologies in terms of shifting business practices, revenue streams, digital aesthetics,
and the increasing relevance of online markets.
Name and type of organization
providing education and training
UTAustin|Portugal - Summer Institute in Digital Media, Lisbon. Portugal.
Dates

September 2001 - May 2005
Title of qualification awarded High School IB Diploma
Principal subjects/occupational
skills covered
Business, Portuguese and English Higher Level. Physics, Math and Economy Standard Level.
Name and type of organization
providing education and training
International Baccalaureate, Carlucci American International School of Lisbon. Portugal.

Personal skills
acompetences
Mother tongue(s) Portuguese
Other language(s) Spanish, English and Proficient in French.
Self-assessment Understanding Speaking Writing
European level (*) Listening Reading Spoken
interaction
Spoken
production
Portuguese C
2
Mastery C
2
Mastery C
2
Mastery C
2
Mastery C
2
Mastery
English C
2
Mastery C
2
Mastery C
2
Mastery C
2
Mastery C
2
Mastery
Spanish B
2
Vantage B
2
Vantage B
2
Vantage B
2
Vantage B
2
Vantage
French B
1
Threshold A
2
Waystage A
2
Waystage A
2
Waystage A
2
Waystage
(*) Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
Social skills and competences Charisma and perseverance.
Organizational skills and
competences
Standard organizational skills.
Technical skills and competences Music studio recording. Interaction design.
Computer skills and competences Comfortable with both Mac and Windows operating systems. Familiar with Processing, Max/
MSP, Pro-Tools, Ableton Live 6, objects oriented programming and java script.
Artistic skills and competences Music composition, dance.
Other skills and competences Six years in sailing competitions.
Driving license Yes. Standard car.
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