Rui Penha
Composer, Media Artist, Superior School of Music and Performing Arts

Composer, intermedia artist and performer of electroacoustic music. He completed a PhD in musical composition and has a deep interest on the relationship between music and its technology. His recent production includes interfaces for musical expression, sound spatialization software, interactive installations, musical robots, autonomous improvisers and educational software.

Written by Rui Penha

The German artist Gerhard Richter with a panel from his 4900 Colours (2008) at the Serpentine Gallery in London. The seemingly arbitrary distribution of colours was generated using a specially developed computer program. Photo by Shaun Curry/Getty

If machines want to make art, will humans understand it?

Rui Penha & Miguel Carvalhais