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Gabriel Paiuk

Policy Advisor

Dr. G. Paiuk
+31 71 527 7450

Gabriel Paiuk (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1975) is a composer, sound artist, pianist and researcher involved in the ways in which we listen. His work takes the form of sound installations, works for music instruments and electronic sources and collaborations with other disciplines.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in Music at the Center for Advanced Studies in Contemporary Music in Buenos Aires (ARG) and his master’s degree in Sonology (with distinction) at the Institute of Sonology, Royal Conservatoire in The Hague (NL).

In his early career he was active as a pianist in the field of free improvised music, performing and collaborating internationally with prominent representatives from the European Free Improvised music scene such as Keith Rowe, Andrea Neumann, Burkhard Beins, Günter Müller and Jason Kahn, among others. In 2006 his work Res Extensa was awarded the Gaudeamus Composition prize, which became the first time a sound installation was awarded such international distinction. His chamber works have been commissioned and performed by the Österreichisches Ensemble für Neue Musik, ASKO ensemble, Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin, Slagwerk Den Haag, Francesco Dillon, Arne Deforce, Ekkehard Windrich and Modelo62, among others. His compositions and sound installations have been presented at contemporary music and sound art festivals and art galleries across Europe and Latin America and his work has been published internationally on labels such as Another Timbre, Cut, Sedimental and Unsounds. He is also the resident composer of La Otra dance company in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Since 2010 he resides in The Netherlands, and since 2014 he is part of the faculty staff at the Institute of Sonology at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. Paiuk is a regular guest lecturer and workshop leader at the Master in Scenography (HKU, Utrecht) and the Master for Experimental Opera (Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, Buenos Aires), and has led workshops at the Master Artistic Research (KABK, Den Haag) and KASK-School of Arts (Ghent). He has presented his research in contexts such as the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (UvA, Amsterdam), UNM Festival (Young Nordic Music Days, Aarhus) and the International conference on the Philosophy of Human Technology Relations (University of Twente, Enschede). His articles have been published in Organised Sound (Cambridge University Press), the Orpheus Institute Research Series (Leuven University Press), Kunstlicht (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) and Reflexiones Marginales (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México).



Policy Advisor

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Academie der Kunsten

Work address

P.J. Veth
Nonnensteeg 1-3
2311 VJ Leiden
Room number 1.11


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