Department:Cambridge School of the Creative Industries
Areas of Expertise: Music
Courses taught: Music
Paul Rhys is a composer and conductor whose music uses computers and traditional instruments and has been performed internationally: from a piano concerto to computer transformation of birdsong.
Paul joined Anglia Ruskin University in 2007 after teaching at Reading University and Clare College Cambridge. He gained a PhD in Composition in 1996 and studied at Northwestern University in the USA supported by a Wingate Foundation Scholarship.
His music has been performed in Europe and the USA, broadcast on national radio and recorded on CD. Recent works include two pieces composed in 19-note equal temperament and a dialogue for alto recorder and birdsong. A major piano concerto received performances in 2012 and 2016. He has recently developed software for composition using granular synthesis organised as fractal micropolyphony.
Rhys, P.Q., 2018. Of Angels. [Music in 19-note equal temperament] In: P. Jackson and J. Boyer eds. 2018 The Ruskin Songbook, Cambridge: Ruskin Arts, Langham Press, pp.63-69
Rhys, P.Q., 2017. O Son of Being. [Live Performance] Music in 19-note equal temperament, directed by Paul Rhys. [Churchill College, Cambridge, 22 October 2017]
Rhys, P.Q., 2017. Granular Synthesis as Fractal Micropolyphony. Proceedings of the 2017 International Computer Music Conference, Shanghai, pp.20-23.
Rhys, P.Q., 2016. Smart Interfaces for Granular Synthesis of Sound by Fractal Organization. Computer Music Journal, 40(3), 58-67.
Rhys, P.Q., 2014. Not I for piano solo: Beckett’s text as music. In: Bailes, S. J. and Till, N. (Eds.). Beckett and Musicality. Aldershot: Ashgate.
Rhys, P.Q., 2013. Three songs for soprano and orchestra. [Live Performance] Soprano – Corrina Wilson, Conductor – Peter Britton, K239 Orchestra. [Cambridge, 11 November 2013].
Rhys, P.Q., 2012. Dialogue I, II for clarinet and birdsong. In: Sparling, A., 2012. A Place in the Sky, [CD]. London: Lontano Records Ltd. Track 6.
Rhys, P.Q., 2012. Piano Concerto No.1. [Live performance] Piano – Ian Pace, Conductor – Paul Rhys. [London, 8 December 2012].
Rhys, P.Q., 2010. Dialogue for alto recorder and birdsong. [Live performance] Alto Recorder – Rachel Barnes. [Cambridge, 19 November 2010].