Sourcing materials parsed from the world’s spiritual traditions and natural beauty, Paul Fowler’s music occupies a unique space that invokes our shared human experience. The New York Times describes his music as “radiant, ghostly, and shimmering.” Drawing on his training as a classical vocalist and his regular work as an improvising pianist and electronic musician, Fowler’s music straddles old and new in a highly personal and integrative way.
His works have been performed at Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, the National Concert Hall of Taiwan, and Japan’s Suntory Hall among others, and have been featured at Music from Angel Fire, Norway’s Borealis Festival, the MATA Festival, and Belgium’s International Marimba Festival. Selected performers and commissioners of Fowler’s work include the New York Youth Symphony, SymphoNYC, the Ju Percussion Group, The Crossing (choir), Taos Chamber Music Group, and Young Concert Artist Naoko Takada. His music has been awarded the First Music Award, the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award, the Louis Smadbeck Composition Award and the Swan Composer Award (Honorable Mention). Recent projects for the composer include a choral work on Shakespeare premiered by the Ars Nova Singers, a mini-opera version of Act IV of Macbeth using his voice and laptop to perform 7 characters and create sonic environments, and a large-scale collaborative composition between Fowler, Paul Haas, and Bora Yoon, commissioned by and premiered at the Park Avenue Armory, for their Tune-In New Music Festival of 2011.