UCR Department of Music
Wednesday@ Noon via Zoom Lecture/Concert  

Paulo C. Chagas

Professor in Composition, UCR Department of Music 

Audiovisual Composition and Telematic Performance

As a society inhabited with myriad trivial objects and gadgets of audiovisual technology taking a hold on our existence, we have become saturated by the torrent of audiovisual impressions. Faced with this flood of information that can lead to a state of entropy, it is important to develop a critical reflection on audiovisual communication. The new forms of music, sound art and audiovisual art require new collaborative architectures and a pluralistic, understanding of society's artistic expressions. In the world of late capitalism that enhances inequality and imposes a hegemonic logic, audiovisual diversity imposes itself as a form of resistance and a source of creativity. The covid-19 pandemic accelerates the tendency to increase the meaning of virtual composition and telematic performance. It brings new opportunities and challenges for both artists and educators.

This lecture/concert features recent audiovisual works by Prof. Paulo C. Chagas and highlights his collaboration with Brazilian virtuoso flutist Cássia Carrascoza. It presents the works Sound Imaginations (2020), an immersive sound and video installation, Mojave (2020), for flute, electronics and video, and Virtual Studies (2020) a series of pedagogic pieces for virtual flute ensemble, electronics and video. Flutist Cássia Carrascoza will give a demonstration of live telematic performance from São Paulo, Brazil.

March 10, 2021
Wednesday, 12:00-12:50 P.M. PST  
Free and open to the public

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Paulo C. Chagas is Professor of Composition at the UC Riverside. He has created over 180 works for stage, orchestra, chamber, choral, percussion, solo instruments, electroacoustic, and multimedia. Chagas’ most recent book Unsayable Music (Leuven University Press, 2014) presents theoretical, critical and analytical reflections on key topics of contemporary music. He is the founder and director of the Experimental Acoustic Research Studio (EARS), dedicated to the advancement of new multi-disciplinary approaches to sound, electroacoustic music and multimedia.

Cássia Carrascoza is Prof. of Flute at the University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto. She was principal flutist of the Symphonic Orchestra of the Municipal Theater of São Paulo (1999-2018) and has performed as soloist in several countries such as Hungary, Holland, France, Portugal, Belgium, the United States and Argentina. Currently she is developing research in telematic performance and improvisation with electronics.

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