UCR Music and UCR ARTS - Sound Imaginations: Immersive surround sound and 360 video installation by Paulo C. Chagas

UCR Department of Music and UCR ARTS present

Sound Imaginations (2020) 
Immersive surround sound and 360 video installation

by Paulo C. Chagas, Ph.D.

February 29 - March 8, 2020
Winter Opening Reception:
Saturday, February 29, 2020, 6pm - 9pm
Artist Talk: Thursday, March 5, 2020, 6pm
UCR ARTS is closed on Mondays

Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts 

3824 Main Street, Riverside (951) 827-4787 
Free and open to the public.

The immersive sound and video installation Sound Imaginations investigates listening cultures in different geographic and cultural contexts by exploring relationships between sound, image, space and culture. This immersive multimedia event built on the Black Box consists of a multi-channel surrounding sound projection – 8 speakers – and a multi-visual projection – 1 large screen and 8 monitors. Immersed in the audio-visual environment, the audience will experience the diversity of listening cultures from many different places. The installation presents recording of ambisonics sound and 360 video made in Riverside (California), São Paulo (Brazil), Moscow (Russia), Pune (India) and Mannheim (Germany). The synchrony and asynchrony between image and sound create a myriad of relationships such as conformity, contesting, complementarity, oppositions, ambiguities, and so on. It develops n universe of real and virtual sound imaginations.

Sound Imaginations is designed as project combining scholarship on sound studies and artistic research on immersive sound and video. It was developed in my three years Senior Residence at the UCR Center for Ideas and Society. Focusing on the idea of listening cultures, the sound and video installation reflects on listening habits and techniques and cultural and historical aspects that are related to them. It explores different environments, technical devices, architectures, space and time structures that represent individual and social listening contexts. It aims to gain insight in questions such as: How different cultures have different approaches of listening? How different human beings listen in different ways? How we listen to surrounding machines, living beings, spaces and cultures?
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Paulo C. Chagas is Professor of Music at UC Riverside's Department of Music. Born in Salvador, Brazil, prolific composer Paulo C. Chagas has created over 160 works in many different forms including stage, orchestra, chamber, choral, percussion, solo instruments, electroacoustic, and multimedia. His award-winning and ambitious productions have been applauded throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. After living and working for extended periods in Belgium and Germany, Chagas has resided in the U.S. since 2004.

Public parking is available.       
Information: (951) 827-3245  performingarts@ucr.edu 

Thank you to our sponsors: UCR College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, and the City of Riverside.

Sunday, March 8 at 11:00am to 4:00pm

Culver Center of the Arts
3834 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501

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