Diogo Alvim studied architecture and composition in Lisbon. In 2016 he finished a PhD in Composition/ Sonic Arts at the Sonic Arts Research Centre in Belfast, focused on the relations between music and architecture.
His work (both electronic and instrumental music) has been presented in several events, of which: Gulbenkian Orchestra’s composers’ workshop (2008 and 2009), Festival Música Portuguesa Hoje (Orchestrutopica, 2008); Festival Synthèse 2009 (Bourges); Young Musicians Award2009 (commissioned by RDP - Antena 2); ISMIR Conference 2012 (Porto); ICMC2012 (with Unlikely Places, Ljubljana); Festival Musica Viva (Lisbon, 2013); Goldsmiths University (London, 2013), Ibrasotope#60, Centro Cultural São Paulo and MAC-USP (São Paulo, Brazil); Sounding Cities - Invisible Places (Viseu, 2014), Belfast Festival (with Matilde Meireles, 2014) and Sonorities Festival (with the Royal String Quartet, 2015), Do Liminar#6 (Zaratan Gallery, Lisbon, 2016).
He co-created Underscore, a festival dedicated to music and moving image, with a first edition in June 2017 in Lisbon.
He has been writing for dance and theatre and developing collaborations with other artists/performers.