Dr Paul Archbold
|School:||Perf and Screen Studies|
|Location:||Room KH CC 1003, Coombehurst Court, Kingston Hill|
Educational and professional qualifications
|1998||PhD in Composition , University of Durham|
|1986||M.Mus. in Composition , Universiy of London|
|1985||B.Mus , Universiy of London|
Professional experience (post-1990)
|1996-2003||Lecturer, Department of Music, University of Durham|
|1993-1996||Lecturer, Department of Music, University of Huddersfield|
|1992||Teaching Fellow in Composition, University of Sheffield|
|Britten Pears Foundation: commission for "a little night music"|
|City of Munich/Munich Biennale: commission for "Traces"|
|DFG Films (for Channel 4): commission for "Blood matters: the circle"|
|Optic Nerve: commission for "Visions of Blake"|
|Southern Arts: commission for "Arachne"|
|Yorkshire Arts: commission for "Recoil"|
Paul Archbold is a composer of works featuring acoustic instruments and live electronics. His compositions have been performed by several of the leading exponents of contemporary music in the United Kingdom including the Kreutzer String Quartet, Gemini and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and have been broadcast in Australia, Finland, Norway, Lithuania, Mexico, Germany and Great Britain. He has held lectureships at the universities of Huddersfield and Durham and was Chairman and Artistic Advisor of the Musicon concert series in Durham.
"Wind-Up: chamber music by Paul Archbold and Fabrice Fitch" was issued on the METIER label to enthusiastic critical review and nominated for a Gramophone Critics’ Choice for 2000.
Recent works include: "Traces", commissioned by the City of Munich and the ‘Freunde des Nationaltheaters’ for the programme KLANGSPUREN of the Münchener Biennale – International Festival for New Music Theatre, "a little night music", commissioned by Christopher Redgate with funds from the Britten Pears Foundation, "Gauge Symmetries", commissioned by Peter Sheppard Shaerved, and "Recoil", commissioned by Peter Hill with funds from Yorkshire Arts.
He is active as a performer of live electroacoustic works, and has recorded Brian Ferneyhough’s "Time and Motion Study II" for cello and live electronics with Neil Heyde (cello), to be issued on the Metier label.
Archbold, Paul [Composer] (2006) Companion of angels: a celebration of William Blake. (cello, viola and vocal combination). Optic Nerve.
Heyde, Neil [Performer], Archbold, Paul [Performer], Still, Colin [Director] and Ferneyhough, Brian [Composer] (2007) Brian Ferneyhough documentary 'Electric Chair Music'. (Documentary).