Climent's research focuses on the understanding of the relationships between digital technologies and the Self. His methods unlock new forms of storytelling around concepts of Co-presence, Corporeality, Spatiality and Interactivity with technology, to perceiving and experiencing our mutual belonging. He also explores how to escape the power of rationality, as in Dali's paintings, to experience the human condition and the uncanny. Ricardo creates digital twins linked to their real counterparts, who morph as the music story progresses.
At NOVARS, he built a culture of return-and-collaborate after postgraduates leave. This prevents collective research to lead to unfulfilled cycles. In 2007, NOVARS started with research on Spatial Audio, to embark on new ecosystems focused on Interactive game-audio in 2008, audification in 2009, locative-audio in 2011, analogue synthesis in 2016 and social entrepreneurship in 2018.
Sample of research work - Duel of Strings for violin and live game-audio
As a result, Climent has supervised cross-disciplinary PhD portfolios in musical composition combined with all kinds; i.e. music and molecular chemistry, DNA/RNA, state-space physical models, biometrics, visual anthropology and IoT, to mention a few. His dual background in music and economic sciences has clearly paid off to lead PhD journeys to a good port and to identify and seduce the right scientific co-supervisors to become involved, another transferrable skill to entrepreneurship.
As an educator, students often give greater value to the fact that Climent pushes them to take risks in their artistic practices, and that he does so leading by example: "I learn a lot by talking to my students. Especially from those whose creative spirit is generous and who want to change the world for the better".