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Omar Costa Hamido

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Omar is a performer, composer, and technologist, working primarily in multimedia and improvisation. In 2013, he earned his Master’s degree in Music Theory and Composition at the Escola Superior de Música, Artes e Espectáculo (ESMAE-IPP Portugal) where he conducted research on the relations between music and painting, and compositional processes. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Integrated Composition, Improvisation and Technology (ICIT) at the University of California, Irvine, where his main research is on Quantum Computing and Music Composition. Recently he has won several relevant awards: Fulbright Exchange Visitor, Beall Center for Art+Technology – 1st Prize Student Artwork, IBM Qiskit Camp Europe – Community Choice Award.