PABLO SANTIAGO CHIN
Pablo Santiago Chin began as a clarinetist, and now teaches Composition and directs the computer music studio at Longy. His music has been commissioned and performed throughout the world. He is the founder and artistic director of the Fonema Consort, a vocal and instrumental ensemble that focuses on Latin American composers.
These days, it’s unavoidable to use electronics in music. Electronic tools can give the performer extensive control over a piece and let them interact with technology in new ways. My classes focus on the fundamentals of computer music, which students can use to morph and create new sounds. These malleable possibilities let us explore different effects and experiment with sound, changing our
ideas of what music can do.
Longy’s mission is incredibly seductive to me, and resonant with what I strive for personally. We help students find a niche in society that also benefits society, and we allow space for everyone to contribute. This allows our mission to be shifted, twisted, and developed further in exciting ways. We have a positive influence on society and a great community where we give students the resources to become better artists. But most importantly, we give students the freedom to choose their own path from so
many options, and find a way to incorporate different elements into their own artistry.