Dr Paul Archbold

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Dr Paul Archbold
School of Advanced Study Research Fellow (Music & Language)
Institute of Modern Languages Research
Senate House Malet Street London WC1E 7HU
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Research Summary and Profile

Research interests:
Culture, Digital resources, Literatures in a modern language, Modernism, Music
Summary of research interests and expertise:

Composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music.

Research interests: Contemporary music, especially modernism after 1950; music documentaries; live electronics and computer music; spectralism and microtonality; new techniques for instruments and voice; language in contemporary opera.

Research documentaries on the music of Brian Ferneyhough, Helmut Lachemann, Jonathan Harvey, Wolfgang Rihm, with the Arditti Quartet 


Research documentaries on oboe multiphonics, with Christopher Redgate 




Publication Details

Related publications/articles:

Date Details
28-Mar-2019 Two pieces for oboe and piano

Music composition: oboe and piano First performance Christopher Redgate and Philip Thomas, University of Huddersfield concert series, 28 March 2019

01-Dec-2018 In nomine

Music Composition: solo piano

19-Mar-2017 Be not afeard

Music composition:

treble voices (SS) and piano

Commissioned by New London Children's Choir

01-Feb-2016 Duologue

Music composition:

bassoon and piano

27-Nov-2015 Zechstein

Music composition:

solo oboe (for the Redgate/Howarth oboe)

commissioned by Christopher Redgate

01-Apr-2015 Moto perpetuo

Music composition:

solo piano

25-Jan-2012 Nine Memos

Music composition:

string quartet

Commissioned by the Arditti Quartet

01-Sep-2010 Flower Fairy Songs

Music composition:

soprano and piano

21-Nov-2009 Fluxions

Music composition:

solo oboe + ensemble

(flute, clarinet in Bb, electronics (2 * 88-note keyboards + computer + Max/MSP), violin, viola, cello)

Commissioned by Christopher Redgate and Ensemble Exposé

02-Mar-2007 Penumbra

Music composition:

cello and live electronics (88-note keyboard + computer + Max/MSP)


08-Dec-2006 Melted Moments

Music composition:

ensemble (clarinet in Bb, piano, violin, viola, cello)

01-Jan-2006 Visions of Blake

Music composition:


17-Nov-2005 Songswarm

Music composition:

ensemble (oboe d'amore, clarinet in A, koto, sho, viola)

Commissioned by Okeanos

15-Mar-2005 Coronae

Music composition:

solo piano

commissioned by Clive Williamson

Additional Publications

Research Projects & Supervisions

Research projects:

Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community

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