Victor Gama (Angola/Portugal) is a composer whose process begins with the creation of an entirely new instrument, one whose design is steeped in symbolic meaning. Concept design, the selection of materials, fabrication, and scoring are equal partners in Gama’s writing method, blending current digital fabrication technologies with ideas and traditions inspired by the natural world. He holds a BSc in electronics engineering and an MA in Music Technology from the Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design in London. Gama has collaborated with the Kronos Quartet who premiered his piece ‘Rio Cunene’ at Carnegie Hall in March 2010. ‘Rio Cubango’, commissioned by the Prince Claus Fund and the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts premiered in 2011 at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Vela 6911 was commissioned by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Music Now and premiered at Harris Theater in Chicago. His recent piece ‘3 thousand RIVERS’, a multimedia opera, premiered in Lisbon in 2016 commissioned by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. His new piece ‘Aisa Tanaf: The book of winds and oceans’ premieres in 2017 at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC as part of Mason Bates KC Jukebox. Gama has been a resident artist at MIT and at Stanford’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). He has exhibited his instruments and sound installations and performed extensively in Africa, Latin America, USA and Europe. His album Pangeia Instrumentos was released by Aphex Twin on Rephlex Records. Naloga and Quatro Momentos were recently on PangeiArt. He initiated and currently produces ‘Tsikaya – Músicos do Interior’, the first digital platform for musicians in the rural areas of Angola.