I am a Portuguese performer, composer, producer and mixed-media artist based in Copenhagen. My main medium of expression is sound, which hints at my interest in its embracing qualities within space. I have been experimenting with voice and electronics and my affection for perception sparks the exploration of words, language, translation and symbols. I take inspiration from rituality, folk tradition and abstract electronics, as well as the chaotic soundscapes of our daily life. I navigate towards reinvention, deconstruction and explorative ways of moving forward while carrying ancient knowledge as if cooking without a recipe but with the reminiscence of a family cookbook. I set the table for collective vulnerability, creating holistic performances in a nurturing manner, activating sensorial communication, while looking for light in dark broken places; touching matters like cycles and relations, wounds, grief and alchemic-like transitional states.




2019_2021 MA – Music Performance – Rhythmic Music Conservatory (DK)

2017_(…) MA – Audiovisual Art – Fine arts Faculty, Ulisboa (PT)

2016_2017 Post-graduation – Sound Art – Fine arts Faculty, Ulisboa (PT)

2013_2017 BA – Jazz singing – ESML (PT)

2011_2013 Jazz singing pre conservatory – Hotclube de Portugal (PT)

2010_2011 One year course – Jazz voice – ESMAE (PT)

2009_2011 Graphic design– ESAD(PT)


Projects (selected)


HAEMA (2012 – ongoing) Performer Composer Producer Lyricist • Artistic director

Duo project based in Lisbon, debut record released in 2018


Guarda – Rios (2020 – ongoing) PerformerArranger

Vocal trio based in Lisbon/Copenhagen, experimenting with Portuguese traditional music


LAVA (2018 – ongoing) Performer co-creator Artistic director

Vocal & electronics trio based in Copenhagen, experimenting with expanded vocal techniques, electronics and visuals


Múria (2018 – ongoing) PerformerArranger

Portuguese traditional music rearranged for modern jazz quartet


Caretos (2019) – Sons de Lisboa – Sound artistcomposer

A collaborative installation with Luciano Scherer (BR) shown at Mainz (DE)


Abdomus (2018 – ongoing) Sound artistcomposer Performer

Site-specific installation at FBAUL (PT)


Penitênica (2016) Sound artistcomposer Performer

Site-specific installation at FBAUL and Zaratan Gallery (PT)


SSS – 2016 Musical directorcomposerperformer

Collaborative project with Catarina Cubelo (UK)




HAEMA ft Papisa – Fortuna (not on label, 2021)

Performer, composer, lyricist, arranger, producer

Calum Builder – You are where you need to be (ILK, 2021)


The strangement society – Radio Pulsars (Barefoot records, 2021)


Néboa – A realidade enganosa (RASO, 2021)

Guest performer

HAEMA ft Baiuca – Adédia (RASO, 2021)

Performer, arranger, producer

HAEMA – preamar (KAMBAS; 2018)

Performer, composer, lyricist, arranger, executive producer

Ar comprimido – Ar comprimido (collective self release, 2017)


Mutrama – mutrama (not on lable, 2017)

Guest performer

Néboa – Sigue Sigue, Lisboa 5am, Veña Chuvia (not on label, 2017)

Guest performer

Saga Cega – à deriva (not on label, 2017)

Guest performer

Kata Vuristo – Sea song (not on label, 2015)

Guest performer


Awards and Grants (Selected)

Funded by KODA (DK), GDA (PT), Beckett Fonden (DK), Alice Fonden (DK) Dansk Komponistforening (DK), Funchal arts(PT)

Honour mention – best instrumentalist at Festa do Jazz 2016 (PT)

Best jazz combo Festa do Jazz 2016 (PT)




Mother tongue






Susana Nunes

Musician / Performer / Composer / Producer / researcher