Tiago Morgado (or Tiago Morais Morgado, born 1988, Braga, Portugal), is a Portuguese viola player and electronic musician active in composition, free improvisation, and sound art.
He took a degree in Sonology on the Royal Conservatory of Den Haag, where he studied with Richard Barrett, having also taken classen with Joel Ryan, Paul Berg, Kees Tazelaar, Raviv Ganchrow, Paul Jeukendreup, Johann Van KreiJ, Peter Pabon, Frank Baldé, Justin Bennet, Lex van den Broek, among others. began working with leading improvisers in 2010 such as Peter Evans, Mark Dresser, Fred Frith, William Parker, and Jason Hwang, such as in improvisation music workshops. Tiago Also attended lectures with Trevor Wishart and Daniel Teruggi, Douglas Kahn, Arne de Force, John Richards, Larry Polanski, Diemer de Vries, Mathew Ostrowski, Francisco Lopez, Lawrence Harvey, Edwin van Heide, Barry Truax, Wouter Snoei, Cahty Van Eck, Sergio Luque, among others. During his times in Den Haag, he played on a regular basis with people like James Hewitt, Renato Ferreira, Leo Svirsky, and Chris Iemulo; during his music path he also played occasionally in sessions and gigs with people such as Anne La Berge, Katt Hernandez, Jan Nijdam, Sanne Van Hek, Onno GOvaert, Jasper Stadhouders, V4W.Enko, Ekkehard Windricht, Marie Guilleray, Richard Barrett, António Augusto Aguiar, Jorge Queijo, José Miguel Pinto, Pedro Tudela, Susana Santos Silva, Gonçalo Almeida, Paulo Chagas, Luis Vicente, Marcelo Dos Reis, Miguel Mira, Gustavo Costa, Henrique Fernandes, Joao Martins
Tiago has performed in countries such as Portugal, United States, United Kingdom, Holland, and Serbia. Besides this he writes poetry, and also runs the label Nachtstuck Records, starting activities in early 2014, and aiming for small philanthropic contributions through the release of New Music. The label has released music of people such as Karlheinz Essl,
During my activity as a music critic, theoretical writer and observer of all things concerning creative music, few times I have met such a young musician so commited to discover new things and learn new techniques and vocabularies, developing his music further and further with a rare focus and perseverance. Tiago Morgado was a real surprise when I first heard
him play, some years ago, connecting his viola to a laptop computer and some effect pedals, and he continues to be.
Considering the almost solitary conditions of his work, and living in a city far away from the main experimental / improvised / contemporary music circuits in Portugal, mostly concentrated in Lisbon and Oporto, it was kind of a miracle to have someone doing what he did the way he did it. Only a very special person was able of such enterprise, moved by a never ending curiosity and a purpose in life. Since then I’m always keeping me informed of what he’s doing and how are his studies abroad, knowing that he will be, in a near future,
a very important musician not only in my country, but also in Europe and the world.
That’s why I don’t have any hesitations in saying that Tiago Morgado deserves any support coming from cultural institutions. I’m sure the reward will be fullfiling, in terms of
compositions, recordings, performances and projects under his name.
Rui Eduardo Paes
(writer, journalist, chief-editor of the online magazine jazz.pt
one game I contributed to: - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWN_OynSUJw&t=12s - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMUnx5lUB10&t=83s
more on the portfolio: https://vimeo.com/vaccuumstudios (yes, that’s me)
on tinkering: https://vimeo.com/tiagomoraismorgado
current github page: https://github.com/tmm2018 (had another one but deleted it)