Paulo C. Chagas

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.

As a survivor of torture in his early adulthood at the hands of the Brazillian military, it should not be surprising that Chagas’ art has been indelibly shaped by such an experience. His music has consistently been born out of experimentation and the desire to use the transcendent power of creation to heal and exemplify a resistance to the darker tendencies of societies, a threat posed by the over-commercialization of art. Chagas’ oeuvre explores heterogeneity and richness across cultures. More...


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Category: ensemble

for violin, flute, trumpet, bass clarinet, piano and percussion
length: 12:00”

Category: chamber, percussion

for two vibraphones and two marimbas
length: 11:00"

YOUTUBE Video - Paulo C. Chagas – Luminous Self 2015

Category: chamber

for violin, cello and piano
length: 25:00”

Category: solo, percussion, electronic, multimedia

for percussion, live-electronics and multimedia
length: 22:00"

YOUTUBE Video - Paulo C. Chagas – Return (2015)

Category: chamber

for cello and piano
length: 24:00”

Category: chamber, voice, electronic, multimedia

for 3 percussion, live-electronics and visual projection
length: 22:00”

YOUTUBE Video - Paulo C. Chagas – In-Between [Zwischenraum] (2013)

Category: chamber, percussion, voice

for soprano and percussion
length: 17:00"

Category: solo, percussion

for solo percussion
length: 17:00”
FP: January 23, 2014, Riverside (CA), USA, Culver Center of the Arts; Joaquim Zito Abreu, percussion

Category: chamber, voice

for soprano, clarinet and piano
length: 14:00”

Category: chamber, voice

for soprano, cello and piano
length: 21:30”

Category: solo, piano, electronic, multimedia

for piano, live-electronics and visual projection
length: 15:00”

YOUTUBE Video - Paulo C. Chagas –Figures of the Body

Category: orchestra

for symphonic band
length: 24:30”