Manuel Pessoa de Lima is a pianist performer-composer based in Brazil. Themes in his work often include creating irony around the notion of high culture, destabilizing the traditional concert setting, with intimate stories including confessional elements and multimedia created for site-specific performances. Manuel attended and received his Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in 2016 where he was also a lecturer. Compositionally, his diverse catalog includes works for dance, theater, cinema (and live cinema), television, sound installation, and orchestra. He is currently developing solo performances using red light bulbs, sound and video.