Paul Abbott

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

Recent and ongoing collaborations include: XT with Seymour Wright; XT+Anne Gillis; F.R.David, very good* with Will Holder; film sound for Keira Greene; Rian Treanor Duo; RP Boo Trio with XT; The Creaking Breeze Ensemble with Nathaniel Mackey, Ute Kanngießer, Evie Ward, Seymour Wright and Billy Steiger; yPLO with Micheal Speers and performances with Cara Tolmie.

Paul has performed at venues and festivals internationally. These include Cafe OTO, Counterflows, Next Festival, Serralves, Tate Modern, KW Institute, The Empty Gallery, Atelier Claus, Argos, Whitstable Biennale, Whitechapel Gallery, Raven Row. He was a co-founder and contributing editor of Cesura/Acceso journal for music, politics and poetics. In 2022 he completed a PhD at the University of Edinburgh under the supervision of Florian Hecker and Nikki Moran. He is currently undertaking research at Royal Conservatoire/Academy Fine Arts Antwerp.

Recent releases include: solos Nsular, Ductus; XT Deorlaf X, Palina’Tufa; Creaking Breeze Ensemble & Nathaniel Mackey Fugitive Equation; F.R.David very good*; RP Boo Trio 31.12.18. He was a co-founder & co-editor of Cesura//Acceso, and a Sound and Music “Embedded” resident artist at Cafe OTO 2015-2016.