He was born in Torres Vedras, Portugal, in 1960. Architect and self-taught musician, he stood out in Portuguese pop music as the leader of the Mler ife Dada, a legendary group from the 1980s in Portugal.
He created music for movies, theatre, choreography, etc. In dance, he created music for choreographies by Vera Mantero, Mark Tompkins, Paulo Ribeiro, Aldara Bizarro, Joao Fiadeiro, Constanza Brncic and Malpelo, among others. He was the author of the anthem of the Universal Exhibition of Lisbon Expo 98 and of the music for the fireworks at the opening of Porto 2001 European Capital of Culture. He also composed the advertising jingle for Lisbon 94 European Capital of Culture, winner of the prize for the best Portuguese advertising music in 1994.
He focuses much of his attention on the guitar, developing a personal language through continuous research and experimentation. Establishing himself since the 90s in the musical territories of free improvisation, he has played with musicians such as Agustí Fernández, Agustí Martínez, Albert Cirera, Alexander Frangenheim, Anna Subirana, Damo Suzuki, DjOLive, Don Malfon, El Pricto, Eric M, Gianni Gebbia , Graham Haynes, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Jakob Draminsky, Jean-Marc Montera, Joan Saura, John Bisset, Kato Hideki, LeQuan Ninh, Liba Vilavecchia, Massimo Zu, Michael Moore, Michael Vatcher, Paolo Angeli, Peter Kowald, Ramon Prats, Rodelius, Shelley Hirsch, Tom Chant and Víctor Nubla, as well as with most of the Portuguese improvisers.
In improvisation with dance, he performed in several European countries with the dancers Mark Tompkins, Vera Mantero, Steve Paxton, Lisa Nelson, Julyen Hamilton, David Zambrano, Constanza Brncic, Sonia Sánchez, Frans Poelstra, Boris Charmatz, João Fiadeiro, María Muñoz, Pep Ramis , Andrés Corchero and Mathilde Monier. Nuno Rebelo is also dedicated to the creation of sound sculptures. His works in this field have been presented in Portugal, Norway and at the I-Park Environmental Art Biennial, in Connecticut, United States.
He has given workshops on experimental techniques for electric guitar in several Portuguese cities, improvisation workshops (in Portugal, Cape-Verde and Mozambique), and sound sculpture workshops (Montemor-o-novo, Portugal, 2009, 2012, 2018). Together with Mark Tompkins, they teach the workshop "Audible movement, visible sound" on the performance contamination between dance and music (Strasbourg, Lisbon, Bucharest, Lubljana, Vienna, Toulouse, Mulhouse).