Biography

(SHORT VERSION)

Paul writes music and sounds for instruments, electronics, and multimedia. His works have been presented recently by the VideoX Experimental Video and Film Festival (Zurich), the European Media Art Festival (Onasbruck, Germany), 12 Nights (Miami), FEMF, SEAMUS, SCI, Black Mariah Film Festival, and others, with performances by ensembles including Cygnus and ICE.

(LONG VERSION)

Paul started out playing rock, metal, and jazz in the Adirondacks (NY). He earned an AS in music from SCCC (Schenectady, NY), where he began serious study of classical music.  Paul then earned a BM from the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam and an MA in composition from Queens College, CUNY, where he studied with Jeff Nichols, Bruce Saylor, and Hubert Howe. He is now finishing a PhD in composition from the CUNY Graduate Center, where he has held a Chancellor’s Fellowship and Instructional Technology Fellowhip. Some of his recent instructors include David Olan and David Del Tredici (composition), Joseph Straus (theory), and Allan Atlas (musicology).

Paul writes music and sounds for instruments, electronics, and multimedia. His works have been presented recently by the VideoX Experimental Video and Film Festival (Zurich), the European Media Art Festival (Onasbruck, Germany), 12 Nights (Miami), FEMF, SEAMUS, SCI, Black Mariah Film Festival, and others, with performances by ensembles including Cygnus and ICE.

Paul taught music theory, aural skills (ear training), keyboard, and computer music at Queens College, CUNY from 2005-2010. He also taught theory and ear training at Nassau Community College on Long Island. Paul also served as an Instructional Technology Fellow in Harlem at City College, CUNY (via Macaulay Honors College).  Currently, Paul is an Audio Systems Developer/Engineer for the Visualization Lab at King Abudullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia.

Paul is the co-founder and co-director of the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF). More information is available at nycemf.org.

- May 2011