Paulo C. Chagas

is a Brazilian composer, active in Europe, Brazil and the USA. He studied composition at the University of São Paulo (1973–9), earning a bachelor’s degree.

He then studied composition, orchestration and analysis at the Liège Conservatoire (1980–2), and electronic music composition at the Academy of Music in Cologne (1982–9). From 1990 to 1999 he served as musical adviser and composer-in-residence at the electronic music studio of the WDR in Cologne; 1992–7 as researcher and composer-in-residence at the Research Centre of Computer Media in Bonn; and 1996–2004 as member of the board of directors and composer-in-residence at the Wallonie Center for Musical Research and Education in Liège. From 1991 to 1993 he was a visiting lecturer in electronic music at the University of Liège; 1995–6 in composition and contemporary chamber music at the Liège Conservatoire; and 2003–04 in aesthetics and analysis of electroacoustic music Robert Schumann Music Academy in Düsseldorf. Since 2004 he is Professor of Composition at the University of California, Riverside.


Luciano Gallet via Mário de Andrade (Rio de Janeiro, 1979)

Digital Composition: Von der Klangregie elektronischer Musik zur intermedialen Ästhetik bei Paulo C. Chagas (with H. U. Werner) (Siegen, 2012)


Radiance   2004   14’
for orchestra
commissioned by the “São Paulo State Symphonic Orchestra”, São Paulo, Brazil ...