| About me

About me

  • 23 Jun

  • paul


*** New release: duo album SAP with Adam Pultz Melbye, out now on Noema. Limited edition 12″ vinyl and digital version available here: soundofsap.bandcamp.com/releases ***

I’m an improviser, sound designer, musician, researcher and inventor originally from Southern California, currently based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. I design and perform with a variety of modular metallic sound sculptures, custom made electronics, found objects and electric guitars in locations ranging from experimental music clubs in Berlin to remote beaches on Vancouver Island. Since 2007, I have been lecturing at the Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC), where I teach and supervise MA & PhD research in improvisation, performance ecosystem design and site-specific sound art. My album ‘FAUNA’ with saxophonist Simon Rose has received acclaim from music critics such as Ken Waxman (Jazzword), Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg (Orynx), Mark Corroto (All About Jazz), Marc Medwin (New York City Jazz Record) and others. My sound design and composition work as part of the immersive audio theatre piece Reassembled, Slightly Askew (2015) has received widespread critical praise, including 4 star reviews in The Guardian, Time Out London and the Evening Standard. Other major works-in-progress include the distributed instrument project Ambiguous Devices with Tom Davis, and the Translating Improvisation research group co-directed with Sara Ramshaw.