(1960, Australia) is a composer and performer of contemporary music, often fusing electroacoustic
and computer music
with instrumental music. His compositional concerns involve new forms for music appropriate for contemporary culture and these are expressed in his Continuity series of pieces which examine degrees of (overlapping) continuity and fragmentation. This is allegorical with much of a person's perception and a contemporary understanding of the universe and physics. He works mostly as an algorithmic composer, but occasionally in recent years he has engaged in peripheral areas such as the Place-Hampi project with Jeffrey Shaw. As an algorithmic composer, Doornbusch has identified and examined in detail the mapping stage of the process where structural data becomes musical parameters.
Paul Doornbusch began his studies in Melbourne, Australia, but moved to Europe and continued his studies at the Sonology Institute of the Royal Conservatory of Holland. After completing studies in Holland he remained there working for a number of years, before returning to Australia to head a project at The University of Melbourne to reconstruct the music played by Australia's first computer, CSIRAC, now recognised as the first computer to play music. Subsequently he spent several years at RMIT University in Melbourne. He now lives in New Zealand and teaches at the New Zealand School of Music.
- Corrosion CD of the works of Paul Doornbusch, 2002 (EMF 043)
- The Frog Peak Collaboration Project 1998 (USA)
List of Works
- Continuity 1W (2007), electronics.
- Lorenz (2005), piano.
- Continuity3 (2000), percussion and electronics.
- Continuity 2 (1999), bass recorder quartet and electronics.
- Dialogus (2000), electronics.
- ACT 5 (1998), for amplified bassoon and hanging percussion.
- G4 (1997), for electronics.
- MFPG (1994), for electronics.
- Strepidus Somnus (1997), for 4 voices and electronics.
- Assifxiation (1997) amplified flute and electronics.
- On The Fence (1997) for medium ensemble and electronics.
- Structured Luck (1996), for amplified bassoon and electronics.
- Iceberg (1995) for electronics.
- Preludes (1994) for 4 voices.
- M1 (1995) for soloist and electronics.
- M2 (1995) for soloist and electronics.