Yago de Quay is an award winning composer, performer, producer and researcher. After graduating from Berklee College of Music with honors, he went on to study Interactive Music and Sound Design at the pioneering FEUP institute where he won multiple awards for his innovative interactive nightclub experiments. His masters thesis was published as book: “Interactive Music 2.0: Stimulating Music Expression Inside Nightclubs.” Soon after, he produced his first house album “Take You To The Party”. In 2012 the Portuguese government granted him a fellowship to pursue research in interactive systems for the performing arts. His groundbreaking research and concerts were featured in numerous magazines (Wired, The Daily Texan, Tag in-flight, Publico), conferences, events and TV shows (America’s Greatest Makers, El Hormiguero). In December he will complete his doctoral dissertation on “The Implications of Technology-driven Music Concerts to Industry-University Partnerships.” Currently, he is starting up a technology and performing arts company in Manhattan to offer innovative entertainment experiences for corporate events.