Gabriel Paiuk (*1975) is a composer and sound artist dealing with the conditions that inform how listening takes place. In recent years his work has articulated the intersection between sound studies, sound composition and an investigation into the material and perceptual realms of the auditory, producing work that takes the form of sound installations, compositions for instruments and electronics and interdisciplinary collaborations.
Since his 2006 work Res Extensa - which was the first sound installation to be awarded the Gaudeamus composition prize - he’s been dealing with the role of technology in our auditory experience. In the past years his 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, Ensemble Modelo62, NeoQuartet, Ensemble 306, Quinteto Sonorama and Alexander Bruck, among others.
Coupled to his artistic work he’s been involved in different research contexts. In 2019 he conceived and organised 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 Ablinger, 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).
Since 2001 he is composer and sound artist of the Buenos Aires-based La Otra dance company, having developed the sound of numerous works for dance/physical theatre premiered in numerous theatres and festivals in Buenos Aires and internationally.
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).