SUAL Archives | 2014
Abel Paúl: Wrong Answers to Robert B’s Wrong Question for solo Metal Sheet
Featuring: Lukas Schiske, percussion
Type: Recorded live at SUAL 2014
Credits: Audio recording by JF, editing by BG
Notes: Presented in conjunction with the shut up and listen! Award 2014
Wrong Answers to Robert B’s Wrong Question
for solo Metal Sheet
This piece is conceived as an extremely reduced étude on reflections. The metal sheet is treated as a an empty surface on which different performing gestures and sound materials are imprinted, reflected . The sheet functions as a screen that responds to both the movement of the gesture and the vibration generated by different beaters and objects. The sheet itself often becomes the sole object of performance, being warped and curved in order to explore the identity and the limits of its physical and sounding physiognomy.
Abel Paúl was born in Valladolid, Spain in 1984. He studied composition (BMus and MMus) at the ‘Conservatorium van Amsterdam’ with Fabio Nieder and Richard Ayres as main professors, and at the Universität der Künste in Berlin with Walter Zimmermann. From 2009-2011 he followed a postgraduate program at that institution, where he graduated with distinction. Additionally, Paúl has attended master-classes by composers such as Brian Ferneyhough, Ivan Fedele, Salvatore Sciarrino, Hugues Dufourt, José María Sánchez Verdú, Louis Andriessen and others. He is currently a Ph.D candidate at the University of Huddersfield, where his main supervisors are Aaron Cassidy and Peter Ablinger. He has received commissions from several international festivals and ensembles such as the ‘Münchener Biennale’, ‘Holland Festival’, ‘Festivalde Cuenca’, ‘Gaudeamus Muziekweek’ or ‘Spor Festival’. His works are published by Edition Plante Berlin.
[info as of 11/2014]