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Paul Clift

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Paul Clift (Australia, 1978)
Boundary Markers for bass clarinet and electronics (2008)

Paul Clift (b. 1978) is an Australian composer currently living in New York. At present he is a doctoral candidate in composition at Columbia University. He obtained a Master of Music (M.Mus) at King’s College, London and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A. hons) at Monash University Conservatorium. He also participated in the New Music Technology & Composition Cursus at IRCAM; this culminated in the premier of a new work, With my limbs in the dark, composed in collaboration with French choreographer Alban Richard. His principal teachers have been George Benjamin, Jean-Luc Hervé, Fred Lerdahl, Philippe Leroux, Fabien Lévy & Tristan Murail.

Paul’s music is characterized both by its abstract associations with literature, visual-arts & linguistics, and concretely by rich harmonic micro-tonality, textural heterogeneity and a manipulation of temporal perception. His works have been performed in festivals such as Agora, Royaumont, IMPULS, June in Buffalo, Centre Acanthes, Domaine Forget & Darmstadt Ferienkursen. He has collaborated with ensembles such as Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Instant Donné, Contrechamps, Itnéraire, Lontano, ICE, Linea & Klangforum Wien. Current projects include new works for Argento Ensemble, guitarist Kobe Van Cauwenberghe, and Areon Flutes. For more information visit www.paulclift.net