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Foto: Paulo C. Chagas

Dear friends of SoundS,


another event is coming up in January: our sic! event series awaits you with a new edition by artist Paulo C. Chagas on January 24. Paulo C. Chagas is professor of composition at the University of California, Riverside. He created more than 190 works for orchestra, chamber music, electroacoustic, audiovisual and multimedia. 


Based on philosophical theories of Heidegger, Kuhn and Wittgenstein, Chagas explores cultural paradigms within the history of Western music. Chagas will present his ideas with a lecture and a practical piece in the Electronic studio of the Technical University.


As always, we look forward to an exciting event and exchange with you.


PS: Another note about our upcoming application period from 1 February to 1 March, 2023, as well as our SoundsAbout event attached.




sic! – Artist talk

Paulo C. Chagas: Sound, Truth, and Paradigm … Imaginations


In his talk Chagas will present his research on phenomenology of sound and music focused on the notions of truth and paradigm. It begins with Heidegger’s view of art as a tool for achieving truth, followed by Kuhn’s ideas on advances in science by way of paradigms and revolutions. The notion of paradigm as a disciplinary matrix leads to a comparative approach between science and art, aiming to observe similarities and differences. Three cultural paradigms within the history of Western music are explored: vocal, instrumental, and electroacoustic. The automaticity of music apparatuses is viewed through several lenses, including the way that the electroacoustic paradigm inaugurated the era of music as a torture apparatus. As illustration on his artistic output, he will present Sound Imaginations, a recent work that explores the concepts of listening cultures and audiovisual immersion.


Location: Elektronisches Studio, TU Berlin, Einsteinufer 17c 10587 Berlin

Start: January 24, 19:00



sound in context

Lecture series with international guests on sound art, electronic composition and sound-related media art with talks, presentations and lecture-performances.


In cooperation with 

UdK Berlin UNI.K | Studio für Elektroakustische Komposition, Klangkunst und Klangforschung
UdK Berlin IZM | Institut für zeitbasierte Medien / Generative Art
TU Studio | Fachgebiet Audiokommunikation | Technische Universität Berlin


Application Period February 2023

Get ready for the application period for the Masters program Sound Studies and Sonic Arts, which takes place from 1 February to 1 March 2023! To help you prepare we have also made an application checklist!




Foto: Kathrin Scheidt


Foto: Victor Yrigoyen


13 Jan - 15 March | SoundsAbout

In Spring 2023, as part of CTM Vorspiel, SoundsAbout presents installations and performances revolving around the inquiry of machine and/or human at the project space Zwitschermaschine.




Best regards,
Prof. Georg F. Klein

Universität der Künste Berlin
Sound Studies and Sonic Arts (MA)
Interim Program Director


Foto: Steffi Weismann


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Verantwortlich: Universität der Künste Berlin
Texte/ Redaktion: Philipp Heldt
UdK Berlin Career College
Masterstudiengang Sound Studies and Sonic Arts
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