Paul Abbott is a musician and drummer. He plays with real and imaginary drums, synthetic sounds, performance and writing.

Recent and ongoing projects include: XT with Seymour Wright; XT+Pat Thomas; XT+Anne Gillis; X Ray Hex Tet; yPLO with Michael Speers; film sound design for Keira Greene; F.R.David, very good* & Rosmarie with Will Holder; Rian Treanor Duo; RP Boo Trio with XT; The Creaking Breeze Ensemble with Nathaniel Mackey and performances with Cara Tolmie.

Paul has performed at venues and festivals internationally. He was resident artist at Cafe OTO 2015 & 2023. In 2022 he completed a PhD at the University of Edinburgh under the supervision of Florian Hecker and Nikki Moran, and is currently undertaking research at Royal Conservatoire/Academy Fine Arts Antwerp. He was a co-founder and co-editor of Cesura//Acceso journal for music, politics and poetics.