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Clift Paul

(1978)

Clift Paul
Clift Paul
Klybeckstrasse 1
4057 Basel (BS)

Mobile: 078 965 9899

www.paulclift.net

 

Genre: Classical Music
Professional activity: Composers
Biography
* 1978.

Paul Clift (b. 1978) is an Australian composer based in Basel, Switzerland. His music often attempts to make abstract associations with a variety of concepts such as linguistics, modernist literature & painting, cognitive phenomena, and extra-European musical traditions. Paul's 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. 

Paul'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, a Masters of Music at King's College, London and 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 also participated in master-classes such as Royaumont Voix Nouvelles, Acanthes, Domaine Forget, IMPULS, June in Buffalo, MATRIX, Internationale Sommerakademie der MDW & Darmstadt Ferienkursen. In 2016, Paul was awarded a residency at Villa Sträuli/Sulzberg Foundation in Switzerland. 

In addition to composing, Paul is active as a researcher; he has undertaken research-residencies notably at the Paul Sacher Foundation (2014), Basel 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. For more information, visit www.paulclift.net


Work list
Action Painting (2006)

Instrumentation: for solo piano

Duration: 7' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
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CHF: 19.20
1950c (2010-2011)

Instrumentation: for restrung classical-guitar

Duration: 7' 30"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
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CHF: 20.00
Infinite Regress (2011)
for ten musicians

Duration: 8' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
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CHF: 26.70
how do you express X? (2011)

Instrumentation: for flute, harp & viola

Duration: 8' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
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CHF: 25.80
feuille volante (2012)
homage à Tristan Murail

Instrumentation: for solo alto flute

Duration: 4' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
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CHF: 13.30
Third Station, 1960 (2014)

Instrumentation: for bass-flute, accordion & trigger-trombone

w/optional video projection

Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
CHF: 16.70
qui, dove mezzo son... (2014)

Instrumentation: for flute solo & ensemble of eight musicians

Duration: 8' 30"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
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CHF: 30.70
colours are like memories of other colours (2014)

Instrumentation: for string octet with sound-file playback

Duration: 12' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
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CHF: 49.30
duet/anagram (2015)

Instrumentation: for two tenor saxophones & electronics

Duration: 13' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
info@musinfo.ch
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CHF: 22.70
presence, absence, degree (2015)

Instrumentation: for accordion & real-time electronics

Duration: 10' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
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CHF: 17.30
objets à réaction poétique (2015-2016)

Instrumentation: for nineteen instruments

Texts: Duineser Elegien

with texts from Duineser Elegien: Die erste Elegie by Rainer Maria Rilke and citations from Maurice Ravel's Concerto for Piano in G Major

Duration: 12' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
info@musinfo.ch
www.musinfo.ch
CHF: 56.70
radotements avec citation (2016-2017)

Instrumentation: for solo F/Bb trombone

Duration: 5' 30"
Manuscript
CHF: 13.80
élan vital (2017-2018)

Instrumentation: for flute, saxophone, clarinet & piano

Duration: 10' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
info@musinfo.ch
www.musinfo.ch
CHF: 19.30
The sea isn't rising, the ground is sinking (2017)

Instrumentation: for soprano, saxophone, percussion, piano & real-time electronics

Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
CHF: 35.30