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19 December, 2017 – Santiago de Compostela -- CGAC concert series Music and Art: Sound Correspondences

PREMIERE: The sea isn't rising, the ground is sinking

 for soprano, saxophone, piano, percussion & electronics
Ensemble Vertixe Sonora
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22 November, 2017 – Ackermannshof, Basel

Shadow Art

 for voice, recorders and electronics
Ums'n'Jip

21 November, 2017 – Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zurich

Shadow Art

 for voice, recorders and electronics
Ums'n'Jip

20 November, 2017 – ONO, Bern

Shadow Art

 for voice, recorders and electronics
Ums'n'Jip

19 November, 2017 – Zeughaus Kultur Brig-Glis (SWITZERLAND)

PREMIERE: Shadow Art

 for voice, recorders and electronics
Ums'n'Jip

30 June, 2017 – International Trombone Festival – University of the Redlands, California

radotements avec citation

 for trombone
William Lang
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15 June, 2017 – Longy School of Music of Bard College

PREMIERE: radotements avec citation

 for trombone
William Lang
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2 June, 2017 – Basel – Zeiträume Festval

presence, absence, degree

 for accordion & electronics
Olivia Steimel, accordion
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24 May, 2017 – Toronto -- Keys, Wind and Strings Festival Concert

presence, absence, degree

 for accordion & electronics
Olivia Steimel, accordion
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14 February, 2017 – Gare du Nord, Basel

the more perfect is the more immaterial

 for ensemble
Ensemble Proton

13 February, 2017 – Dampfzentrale, Bern

PREMIERE: the more perfect is the more immaterial

 for ensemble
Ensemble Proton

29 December, 2017 – Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana

Feuille Volante

 for flute
Anja Clift, flute

12 October, 2016 – Basel

duet/anagram

 for two tenor saxophones & electronics
Duo Stadler/Landman
Geoff Landman
Patrick Stadler

11 October, 2016 – Villa Sträuli, Winterthur

PORTRAIT CONCERT:


Feuille Volante

 for solo alto flute

Hitoshizuku

 for flute & piano

Action Painting

  for solo piano

duet/anagram

  for two tenor saxophones & electronics

1950C

  for solo guitar

Nor nymph, nor faunus haunted

  for solo bass flute

Périphérique

  for fixed media

presence, absence, degree

  for accordion & electronics

Kobe van Cauwenberghe, guitar
Anja Clift, flute
Gilles Grimaître, piano
Geoffrey Landman, saxophone
Patrick Stadler, saxophone
Olivia Steimel, accordion

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10 October, 2016 – Biel/Bienne

duet/anagram

 for two tenor saxophones & electronics
Duo Stadler/Landman
Geoff Landman
Patrick Stadler

15 September, 2016 – Basel

On the Celestial Hierarchy

 for flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, viola & cello
neuverBand
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13 September, 2016 – Zurich

SWISS PREMIERE: On the Celestial Hierarchy

 for flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, viola & cello
neuverBand
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14 August, 2016

I will be on the jury for the 2017 edition of les Journées Informatiques Musicales at Collègium Musicae, Paris. Looking forward to discovering some great mixed and acousmatic works by young composers!
16 June, 2016

Very happy to have been awarded a residency at Villa Sträuli in Switzerland, starting September of this year!
3 June, 2016 – Basel

PREMIERE: Objets à réaction poétique

 for chamber ensemble (19 performers)
Ensemble Zone Experimental

22 May, 2016 – Paris

How do you express 'x'?

 for flute, viola & harp
Trio Insight
3PM @ Fondation Suisse Le Corbusier, Cité Internationale Universitaire
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12 April, 2016 – San Diego

Very happy to have been invited to represent Columbia University at University of California, San Diego, in a composer-exchange guest-lecture series.

23 February, 2016 – Berlin

presence, absence, degree

 for accordion & electronics
Olivia Steimel, accordion
Unerhörte Musik -- 8:30PM @ BKA Theatre
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20 February, 2016 – New York

duet/anagram

 for two tenor saxophones & electronics
Patrick Stadler & Geoffrey Landman, saxophones
8PM @ The Firehouse Space -- 246 Frost St., Brooklyn, NY
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13 February, 2016 – New York

duet/anagram

 for two tenor saxophones & electronics
Patrick Stadler & Geoffrey Landman, saxophones
6PM @ D'Addario NYC Showroom -- 153 W 36th St., NYC 10018
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22 January, 2016 – Weimar

PREMIERE: presence, absence, degree

 for accordion & electronics
Olivia Steimel, accordion

J.S Bach Ouverture nach französischer Art BWV 831
Paul Clift presence, absence, degree
Girolamo Frescobaldi Canzon Prima detta 'La Rovetta'
Girolamo Frescobaldi Canzon Sesta detta 'La Pesenti'
Luciano Berio Sequenza XIII
François Couperin Les Maillotins
Vinko Globokar Dialog über Luft

2 January, 2016

Work begins evaluating the 316 entries to the neuverBand First International Composition Competition. A jury composed of Jean-Luc Hervé, Fabien Léy, Mike Svoboda, Caspar Johannes Walter and myself will name a winner by the end of the month.

10 November, 2015 – San Diego

Very happy to have been awarded a commission by the wonderful Ensemble Proton Bern as part of their Protonwerk series. The new piece will be performed in late 2016.

1 & 3 October, 2015 – Milan

PREMIERE: On the Celestial Hierarchy

 for flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, viola & cello
Sentieri selvaggi, Expo Milano 2015 - Nutrire la Musica

30 September, 2015 – Denton, Texas.

Presentation of my research paper, Extending Brass & Woodwind Instruments with Acoustic-Aggregate-Synthesis


International Computer Music Conference
12 July, 2015 – Strasbourg

PREMIERE: Duet/anagram

 for two tenor saxophones & electronics
Patrick Stadler & Geoffrey Landman, saxophones
17th World Saxophone Congress and Festival

May 23, 2015 – Ljubljana

qui, dove mezzo son...

 for flute soloist & chamber ensemble
Anja Brezavšček, solo flute
Ensemble Nefonía, Steven Loy conducting

Neville Hall the cut cool of the air
Mauricio Valdés San Emeterio NEW WORK
Aurélio Edler-Copes Como el aire
Paul Clift qui dove mezzo son
Ondrej Adamek Ça tourne, ça bloque

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27 Febrary, 2015 – Pittsburgh

1950-C

 for solo guitar
Dan Lippel, guitar
Pittsburgh Festival of New Music
The Andy Warhol Museum

27 February, 2015 – New York

PREMIERE: Colours are like memories of other colours

 for string octet
JACK & MIVOS Quartets
Other works by John Rot, Yoshi Onishi, David Bird, Matthew Ricketts, Yair Klartag, and Alec Hall
DiMenna Center, Cary Hall -- 450 West 37th St., New York -- 8PM -- free entry

CD LAUNCH:

8 February, 2015

Kobe Van Cauwenberghe: Give my regards to 116th St.





Kobe Van Cauwenberghe's outstanding release of works for solo guitar by New York City-based composers Paul Clift, Taylor Brook, Aaron Einbond, Rama Gottfried, Alex Mincek & Christopher Trapani
Carrier Records

8 February, 2015 – Paris

1950-C

 for solo guitar
Kobe Van Cauwenberghe, guitar
Other works by Taylor Brook, Aaron Einbond, Rama Gottfried, Alex Mincek & Christopher Trapani

9 December, 2014 – Berlin

1950-C

 for solo guitar
Kobe Van Cauwenberghe, guitar
Other works by Taylor Brook, Aaron Einbond, Rama Gottfried, Alex Mincek & Christopher Trapani
Unerhörte Musik -- Mehringdamm 34, 10961 Berlin
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10 November, 2014

Very happy to be back at IRCAM to begin a six-month artistic residency.
Beginning in February 2015, I will post regular updates about my work there at www.paulclift.net/aas

17 September, 2014 – Athens - ICMC/SMC

Le Détour Permet le Retour

 for string quartet, live-electronics & video projections
AudioStrings Quartet
Joint International Computer Music Conference and Sound and Music Computing Conference, Athens 2015
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6 September, 2014 – Chicago

Action Painting

 for solo piano
Marilyn Nonken, piano
Other works by Claude Vivier, Gerard Pesson, Paul Clift, Christopher Trapani & Drew Baker.
7PM @ Constellation -- 3111 N. Western Ave., Chicago
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1 August, 2014

I was selected to compose a new work for Sentieri selvaggi to be performed at the Milan Expo 2015 in May, 2015.
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20 June, 2014 – Brussels

1950-C

 for solo guitar
Kobe Van Cauwenberghe, guitar
Other works by Taylor Brook, Aaron Einbond, Rama Gottfried, Alex Mincek & Christopher Trapani
Maison du Peuple de Saint-Gilles -- 37 Parvis Saint-Gilles, Brussels
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6 June, 2014 – Basel

PREMIERE: qui, dove mezzo son...

 for flute soloist & chamber ensemble
Anja Brezavšček, solo flute
Ensemble Zone Experimental, Mike Svoboda conducting
Other works by Brian Ferneyhough, Salvatore Sciarriano & others
Musik Akademie Basel, Grosser Saal -- free entry

18 May, 2014 – Ljubljana

PREMIERE: Orchestrations of Conlon Nancarrow's Studies for Player Piano n°s 11 & 20

 for chamber ensemble
Neofonía, Steven Loy conducting

György Ligeti Selection from Etudes for Piano
Unsuk Chin Double Bind? for violin & electronics
Conlon Nancarrow Player Piano Study n°20 for ensemble
Conlon Nancarrow Player Piano Study n°11 for ensemble
Uroš Rojko Stone Wind for ensemble

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15 April, 2014 – Basel

PREMIERE: Third Station, 1960

 for flute, accordion & trombone
neuverBandChaotic Moebius concert series.

Tristan Murail Winter Fragments flute, clarinet, piano, violin, cello & electronics
Paul Clift Third Station for flute, accordion & trombone
William Dougherty Beat(ing) for bass flute, clarinet, violin & accordion
Henrik Ajax Inner Dances

unternehmen mitte SAFE -- Gerbergasse 30, 4001 BASEL -- entry CHF20/10

12 April, 2014 – New York

PREMIERE: Sous les pavés

 for 13 instruments
Ensemble Either/OR
Other works by Taylor Brook, Natacha Diels, Alec Hall, Yoshiaki Onishi, Christopher Trapani & Nina Young
DiMenna Center, Cary Hall -- 450 West 37th St., New York -- free entry
23 February, 2014

Very happy to have been awarded a six-month research residency at IRCAM, during which I will further develop software & hardware for Acoustic-Aggregate-Synthesis.