Paul Pinto

Friday, April 17th, 2020 - 12:00 am



Paul Pinto is a composer, writer and multi-disciplinary performer. He founded the music collectives thingNY and Varispeed with whom he creates immersive, durational and dramatic chamber and electronic music. His latest albums include Patriots with Jeffrey Young, Empty Words with Varispeed and Robert Ashley’s Improvement. As a vocalist, Paul works on a diverse array of new projects, including performing Peter Maxwell Davies’ Eight Songs for a Mad King, originating the role of “Balaga” in the Broadway musical Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, and in his own work including the opera Thomas Paine in Violence with Joan La Barbara, and the Resonant Bodies Festival commission of 15 Photos.  This year: commissions for Iktus Percussion, Colgate University, Quince, Bard College, The Rhythm Method, HERE Arts, and Shepherdess, guest artistic curator for the MATA Festival, directing thingNY’s remount of the opera ADDDDDDDDD, performing 15 Photos at the Look AND Listen Festival, and Robert Ashley’s eL/Aficionado at New York Live Arts.