Telematic Chamber Music Research: Performing Paulo C. Chagas' works - Cassia Carrazcoza (Brasil - EUA)


In this presentation we will report the research on telematic chamber music that we have been developing during the social isolation of covid-19, under the supervision of Paulo C. Chagas at the University of California, Riverside. We will discuss the technological and creative solutions for performing some Chagas’ works for solo flute, electronics and audiovisual, and also the pioneering and revolutionary work Virtual Studies (2020): five studies for flute or flute ensemble, electronics and video, which was performed by students and faculty of the University of California and the University of São Paulo as a pedagogic project of the UCR Concert Band conducted by Lauren Wasynczuk.

Cássia Carrascoza is Professor in the Music Department at the Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences and Letters of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo (USP). She is currently visiting scholar at the University of California, Riverside, working on a research on telematic performance under the supervision of Prof. Paulo C. Chagas. From 1999 to 2018 she was principal flutist of the Symphonic Orchestra of the Municipal Theater of São Paulo. She was member of the Brazilian contemporary music ensemble Camerata Aberta. As a soloist, she performed with several orchestras in Brazil and abroad and gave concerts in many countries such as Hungary, Holland, France, Portugal, Belgium, the United States and Argentina. Currently, Cassia Carrascoza develops research in collaborative composition, telematic performance and improvisation with electronics. Since December 2020 she has been a member of NowNet Arts Lab Ensemble, an international group directed by Sarah Weaver. She has been invited to research and perform at international institutions such as IRCAM (Paris), University of California – Riverside, and Pontificia Universidad Católica (Chile).

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