University of São Paulo: USP professor makes “audiovisual immersion” with telematic music

NoThis Friday, the 25th, at 6 pm, Professor Cássia Carrascoza, from the Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences and Letters of Ribeirão Preto (FFCLRP) at USP, will perform at the Audioblast 10 Festival , an international online event for sound creation and network radio art, which includes different audiovisual initiatives, such as experimental music, sound poetry, contemporary music and electronic music, among others. A flutist, Cássia will perform a duet with professor Paulo C. Chagas, who has a degree from USP and currently teaches composition at the University of California, in the United States. Entitled Immersion Audiovisual Telemática , the presentation by Cássia and Chagas is free and can be seen through this link . The video will still be available after the live view.
Using electronic and video music resources, the work that Cássia and Chagas will exhibit at the festival was created by them in 2020 and features telematic music – music mediated by technology – with an accent of electronic music and audiovisual immersion, according to the event website . It is a concert with pieces that combine 3D video, ambisonic sound (which is not limited to the horizontal plane, but includes sound sources above and below the listener), electronic music and real-time flute performance.

“It’s a concert that goes beyond the meaning of telematic music and is placed in an audiovisual system”, highlights Cássia, explaining this Friday’s presentation. Cássia is a professor at the Department of Music at the FFCLRP, holds the position of deputy director of the USP Symphony Orchestra (Osusp) and is also a guest researcher at the University of California, where she conducts research on telematic music under the supervision of Professor Paulo Chagas.

“We started to develop a kind of aesthetics of telematic music”, said professor Paulo Chagas at the opening seminar of the Audioblast Festival , this Thursday, the 24th. “We want to create a sense of presence. When you go to a concert, you are immersed in a world of sounds and images. When you’re online, there’s a different kind of space, a space that you’re not sharing, but you’re sharing something. Which? This is the feeling we are exploring, what we are looking for”, added Chagas, who defines telematic music as a type of chamber music, in which musicians play together, but which is mediated by technology.

Chagas is the author of more than 160 compositions of different genres, from orchestral works, chamber music and pieces for solo instruments to choral music, electroacoustics, multimedia and percussion. Graduated in Composition from the School of Communications and Arts (ECA) of USP, he studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne, Germany, and at the University of Liège, in Belgium, where in 2003 he obtained a Ph.D. ) in Musicology. Since 2004 he resides in the United States.

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