Paul Obermayer


Paul (born 1964) is an improvisor and composer living in London. He mostly produces electronic music, primarily in the duo FURT with Richard Barrett and in the improvising trio BARK! with Rex Casswell (electric guitar) and Phillip Marks (percussion), as well as occasional notated instrumental pieces. The fORCH octet, based around FURT, was launched in 2005. Since 2004 he has been a regular member of the Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble. During the 1990s he was co-director of the London-based ensemble RESERVOIR and took part in performances of music by Globokar, Nono, Stockhausen, Varèse and Xenakis. At that time he was also a regular contributor to The Institution of Rot (a permanent art installation in London conceived by installation/performance artist Richard Crow), working on several sound installations and producing the soundtrack for a documentary film. In 2012 he completed his second film collaboration with digital artist Andrew Greaves. Recent CD releases include his piano piece coil played by Philip Thomas, a live concert with Orphy Robinson and Grutronic, Evan Parker's set, a studio recording with Tony Bevan, Dominic Lash and Phillip Marks, plus new albums from both BARK! and FURT.


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