paulo chagas


portuguese-born. wilfully eclectic musician. experimentalism. the research of new (or renewed) solutions and links between sounds. a dedicated composer, multi-instrumentalist (woodwinds, electronics), teacher, writer and music promoter.

actively involved with: zpoluras archives, a music label committed to various branches of contemporary improvised music and to working in partnership with musicians from all parts of the world; mia (encontro de música improvisada de atouguia da baleia), which plays an essential role within the portuguese improvisation circuit.

a classical music background. oboe, composition, acoustics, music history at the national conservatory of lisbon (1980-1985). degrees in special education, pedagogy of music education, and music therapy. studied jazz with saxophonists david binney and perico sambeat.

photo by rui silva

albums from pyr
pyr152 – the legendary story of a slug and a beetle (with joão pedro viegas)

related on pyr
pyr106 adriano orrù – palimpsest

web presences

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