Paulo C. Chagas
Professor of Composition, University of California-Riverside
Post-doctoral researcher at the Central Conservatory of Music
Lecturer at China Academy of Art in the School of Design & Innovation
Sound Design, Sound and Music Composition and Editing
Sound and music design and composition integrated into an audiovisual work
This workshop explores the broad and interdisciplinary field of sound and music from the perspective of sustainability. It examines the technologies of sound and music design, creation and production along with cultural and critical issues of sound, listening, and music related to the topic of sustainability. The technologies covered in the workshop include sound editing, analysis, synthesis, sound/music composition and its integration in an audiovisual work. Students will become familiar with methods, software and procedures for work with sound and music at a professional level. As cultural systems, sound and music addresses distinct aspects of sustainability such as human, social, economic and environmental. Technology propelled convergences of sound, image, space, and performance to create new architectures of collaboration giving rise to new kinds of transnational dialogues. In a society inhabited with myriad trivial objects and gadgets of audiovisual technology taking a hold on our existence, we have become saturated by the torrent of audiovisual impressions and the flood of information that can lead to a state of entropy. Therefore, we will encourage students to create works that develop a critical reflection on audiovisual communication, a comprehensive account of the relation between sound , music, and image beyond the conventional forms of art and design. Sustainability requires deconstructing the hegemonic discourses and exploring the diversity of forms of sound, music and audiovisual composition in order to enhance well-being.
Each student will compose and produce an audiovisual work that develop a critical reflection on audiovisual communication, a comprehensive account of the relation between sound, music and image that addresses specific issues of sustainability.
Research Phase (0916-0919)
- Research on the UNESCO sustainable projects, and write a proposal for the workshop related to sound and music.
- Selecting, recording and and editing sound material for the project (including field recordings.
Draft Design (0920-0922)
- Based on the sound editing techniques and compositeon skills in the workshop, make a 1 minute draft of the project.
- Selecting, recording and and editing video material for the project (including footage).
- Make video part of the project.
Intermediate Review (0923)
- Midterm report including a critical assessment of the research.
- Submit PPT and video according to the guidance.
Finalizing the Design (0924-0928)
- Finish the whole piece of music.
- Finish the visuals of the piece.
Final Review (1002)
- Report PPT and video according to the guidance.
- Final project presentation.
- Submitt a short paper discussing and evaluating the research and audiovisual work.
Paulo C. Chagas — Sound Imaginations (2020)
Paulo C. Chagas，加州大学河滨分校作曲教授
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