Gabriel Paiuk (*1975) is a composer and sound artist whose work is concerned with the conditions that inform how we listen. Since his 2006 work Res Extensa, he’s been dealing with the role and presence of technology in our everyday auditory experience. In recent years his work has focused on the way notions, practices and material aspects of sound mediation play a role in the ways we engage with sound. His work takes the form of sound installations, compositions for instruments and electronics and collaborations with other disciplines. 

In recent years works have been presented at Gallery W139, LI-MA and Sonic Acts Festival (Amsterdam), Universität Mozarteum (Salzburg) and Willem Twee Kunstruimte-November Music Festival (Den Bosch).

His ensemble and solo work has been performed by öenm, ASKO ensemble, Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin, Slagwerk Den Haag, Francesco Dillon, Ekkehard Windrich, Modelo62, NeoQuartet, Rank Ensemble, Ensemble 306, Kwartludium Ensemble, Quinteto Sonorama and Alexander Bruck.

His electronic work/sound installation Res Extensa was awarded the Gaudeamus composition prize in 2006.

Coupled to his artistic work he’s been involved in research, curating and organising the international symposium Transformations of the Audible. Since 2014 he is a member of the faculty staff at the Institute of Sonology (The Hague, NL) and is currently a PhD candidate in Leiden University under the supervision of Peter Abliger, Julia Kursell and Marcel Cobussen.

He has presented lectures, papers and conducted workshops within contexts such as the Master Artistic Research at KABK (Den Haag), Master in Scenography at the HKU (Utrecht), KASK-School of Arts (Ghent), the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (University of Amsterdam) and the conference on the Philosophy of Human Technology Relations at the University of Twente. His articles have been published in Organised Sound magazine (Cambridge University Press, UK) the Orpheus Institute research Series (Leuven University Press) Kunstlicht Tijdschrift Journal (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) and Reflexiones Marginales (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México).

He is composer and sound artist of the La Otra dance company since 2001, having developed the sound of nine works for dance/physical theatre premiered in numerous theatres and festivals in Buenos Aires and abroad.

As a pianist-improviser he performed and recorded together with musicians like Axel Dorner, Jason Kahn, Keith Rowe, Andrea Neumann, Burkhard Beins, Rhodri Davies, Gunter Mueller, Lucio Capece, Robin Hayward, Sergio Merce and others, in venues and festivals in Berlin, Brussels, New York, Barcelona, London, Paris, Amsterdam and Lisbon and editing records in diverse specialized labels. 

He was academic director of the Center for Advanced Studies in Contemporary Music in Buenos Aires (2009) and taught sound design at the Center for Cinematographic Investigations in Buenos Aires (2004–2009).

He has organized and coordinated diverse contemporary and experimental music series in Buenos Aires between 2000 and 2009.

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