Paul Clift : Associate Artist
Random Audio Sample: How do you express X? (trios: flute, harp, viola) by Paul Clift, from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 76
Artist website: http://www.paulclift.net
Paul Clift (b. 1978) is an Australian composer based in Basel, Switzerland. His music has been performed by ensembles such as the JACK Quartet, ICE, Argento, Mivos Quartet, L'instant Donné, Either/Or, Contrechamps, Proton, Neofonia, Novel Ensemble Modern & Klangforum Wien, and by esteemed soloists such as Kobe Van Cauwenberghe, Olivia Steimel, William Lang, Patrick Stadler, Geoff Landmann, as well as his wife, Slovenian flautist Anja Clift.
Clift's compositional outlook is marked by formative studies with George Benjamin, Jean-Luc Hervé, Fred Lerdahl, Philippe Leroux, Fabien Lévy & Tristan Murail. He obtained a Doctorate of Musical Arts from Columbia University, New York, and a Master of Music degree at King's College, London. He also completed the IRCAM 'Cursus de composition et d'informatique musicale', culminating in the premiere of With my limbs in the dark, composed in collaboration with choreographer Alban Richard. He has participated in masterclasses such as Royaumont Voix Nouvelles, Acanthes, Domaine Forget, IMPULS, June in Buffalo, MATRIX, Internationale Sommerakademie der MDW & Darmstadt Ferienkursen. In 2016, he was artist in residence at Villa Sträuli/Sulzberg Foundation.
In addition to composing, Paul is active as a researcher. He has undertaken research residencies, notably at the Paul Sacher Foundation (2014) and at IRCAM (2014-15). Paul is also the Artistic-Director of neuverBand, a new-music chamber ensemble based in Basel. Paul's music is published online at www.babelscores.com.
Paul Clift — current to January 2017
||presence, absence, degree (accordion with live electronics) (2015)||Commissioned by Olivia Steimel.|
||qui, dove mezzo son... (flute with chamber ensemble) (2014)||Commissioned by Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz Hochschule für Musik|
||1950-C : guitar solo (2010)||Commissioned with assistance from The Harry and Alice Eiler Foundation|