Prof. Paulo C. Chagas

University of California, Riverside, USA

Professor of Music, Composition

Music Department Chair



2003 Ph.D., University of Liège, Belgium, Musicology

1989 M.A., Cologne Music Academy, Germany, Electronic Music Composition

1979 B.A., University of São Paulo, Brazil, Music Composition

Publications (selected)

  1. Chagas, Paulo C. (2014), Unsayable Music: Six Essays on Music Semiotics, Electroacoustic and Digital Music. Leuven: Leuven University Press.
  2. Chagas, Paulo C., and Werner H. U. (2014),Montage Collage Komposition. Siegen: Universität Siegen.
  3. Chagas, Paulo C. (2013), “Sound, Temporality, and Affect in Chopin: Analyzing Nocturne Op. 27 No. 1 Through Spectral Semiotics”, in Music: Function and Value. Proceedings from the 11thInternational Congress on Musical Signification.T. Malecka and M. Pawlowska (eds.). Krákow: AkademiaMuzyczna; MusicaIagellonica, 268-280.
  4. Chagas, Paulo C. Chagas (2013), “Musical Imagination: Sound and Image in Telematic Dialogue.” Art Review 24
  5. Chagas, Paulo C., and Werner H. U. (2012). Digital Composition: Von der KlangregieelektronischerMusikzurintermedialenÄsthetikbei Paulo C. Chagas. Siegen: Universität Siegen.
  6. Chagas, Paulo C. (2010), “Spectral Semiotics: Sound as Enacted Experience. A phenomenological Approach to Temporality in Sound and Music.” Before and After Music. Proceedings from the 10th International Congress of the International Project on Musical Signification.ActaSemioticaFennica XXXVII. L. Navickaite-Martinelli (ed.). Vilnius; Helsinki: Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre; Umweb Publications, 117-126.
  7. Chagas, Paulo C. (2008), “Composition in Circular Sound Space: Migration 12-channel electronic music (1995-97).” Organised Sound 13.3, 189-198.
  8. Chagas, Paulo C. (2006), “The Blindness Paradigm: the Invisibility and Visibility of the Body.” Contemporary Music Review25.1/2, 119-30.
  9. Chagas, Paulo C. (2005), “Polyphony and embodiment: a critical approach of the theory of autopoiesis.”Trans–Revista Transcultural de Musica9 [accessed August 1, 2013]

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