José Luís Ferreira (1973-2018) made his First Degree in composition at the ESML (2001) in Lisbon, Portugal, where he studied with Christopher Bochmann, António de Sousa Dias and António Pinho Vargas. He pursued a PhD Music research on Computer Music at Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP) in Oporto/ CITAR (Research Center For Science and Technology in Art). He attended several composition courses, workshops and seminars in Portugal with Emmanuel Nunes, Salvatore Sciarrino, Jean-Claude Risset, John Chowning, Per Anders Nilsson, Trevor Wishart and André Bartetski. His music, for different kinds of instrumentation with or without electronics, has been performed by several portuguese musical ensembles (Remix Ensemble, Orchestrutópica, Sinfonietta de Lisboa, Ricercare, Saxofínia, Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble). In 2001, he won the Festival Musica Viva's acusmatic composition competition with the piece Le bruit d'une tête qui frappe contre les murs d`une très petite cellule. He also works as a musical assistant (computer music) with several composers performers and ensembles, namely Francisco Monteiro, Luís Tinoco, António Pinho Vargas, Orchestrutópica, Machina Mundi, Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa, Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble e Pedro Rodrigues. José Luís Ferreira lectured several courses at the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa, Faculdade de Belas Artes and Escola Técnica de Imagem e Comunicação (ETIC).