Camille McOat

Michelle Agnes Magalhaes

[1979, Brazil]

Her music explores the limits between gesture and writing.They are about the production of sound and physicality.


She focus on raw materials, creating complex sounds inside forms that are geometric inspired and structured.


Michelle Agnes also places a high premium on the engagement of the musician's body with her performance, as well as new approaches to traditional instruments and instrumentation.

She has been awarded fellowships, residences and commissions from Radcliffe Institute (Harvard University), Fapesp, Camargo Foundation, Villa Sträuli, Siemens Foundation, Brazilian and French Culture Minister.


In 2013 she moved to Paris to work in collaboration with researchers at IRCAM (Pompidou Center). During 2017-18 Michelle Agnes Magalhaes was a Radcliffe fellow at Harvard University, USA.

She lives and works at Paris.

2019 Vertigo STARTS - IRCAM Residency, European Commission 

2018 IRCAM /ISMM Research in Musical Composition Residence

2017 Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, Harvard University,

Fellow in Music Composition, USA

2016 IRCAM /RepMus - post PhD, France

2013-2015 IRCAM/APM - post PhD, France

2006-2010 PhD ECA - USP, Brazil 

2003 Unesco-Aschberg UNESCO felloship and composition residency at IMEB, France

2004-2006 Master IA - UNICAMP, Brazil

1997-2003 BA in composition, UNICAMP, Brazil

1994 Composition classes with Hans-Joachin Koellreutter (Festival de Música de Londrina)