Caeso (Carlos Eduardo Soares) is a Brazilian musician, sound artist and researcher. He has been working with a variety of media in an attempt to address more than what the ears are willing to hear, touching upon topics which extend beyond the aesthetic and into society.
His creative output is diverse, exploring mediums such as acousmatic music, live electronics, free improvisation and also traditional written composition, besides building sound sculptures, videos and other multimedia artworks. Caeso holds both a bachelor's and a master's degree in Music Composition, and is currently a docARTES PhD candidate on artistic research in music at the Orpheus Institute (BE) and Leiden University (NL).
His current interests are the poetics of negativity and creative uses of DIY practices in sound based artistic practices. His collaborations with other artists range from soundtracks, sound design and soundscapes to more technical development in digital and analog media. He has been granted a CAPES MUSIC ALIVE! scholarship (2010), a CNPq scholarship for research in Glitch Art (2012/13), a CAPES Master’s scholarship for research about failure as creative feedstock in art (2015/2017), and the prizes Funarte for Classical Composition 2016 and Best Music by the 72H Rio 2014 Film Festival.