- Started in
- Musician type
- Composer, guitarist, computer musician
- Host institution
- Leiden University
Caeso (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil): composer, guitarist, computer musician, sound-multimedia-and-etc-artist, has a diverse creative output, exploring formats such as acousmatic, live electronics, free improvisation and traditional written composition, besides building sound sculptures, visual artworks and other analog and digital gadgets. He has a Bachelor's degree in Music Composition from UFRJ, and a Master's in the same area from UNIRIO, during which he investigated the poetic potentials of failure in art. Apart from researching and teaching, he has collaborated with several other artists, composing, producing and developing technical projects for soundtracks, soundscapes and interactive installations for theatre, short movies and exhibitions, receiving the prizes Funarte for Classical Composition 2016 and Best Music by the 72H Rio 2014 Film Festival. His current research interests are creative uses of DIY technology and the poetics of negativity.
By means of exploring its negative connotations as a disruptive force beyond its immediate aesthetic implications, failure is a poetic strategy used in order for artworks to subsist apart from a possible 'tracing back' to standard approaches. This research proposal focuses on the investigation of the poetic potentials of negativity through the exploitation of failure in sound based artistic practices - a context that has not been extensively addressed. Investigations should be conducted through practice-as-research, as there is no substantial repertoire which clearly relates to the subject, requiring critical and creative engagement to develop new ways to address it through an artistic perspective.