Paul Archbold

Paul Archbold was born near Peterlee in the North East of England in 1964, studied composition at the Royal Academy of Music in London and gained a doctorate from the University of Durham. His compositions have been performed by several of the leading exponents of contemporary music in the United Kingdom including the Kreutzer String Quartet, Gemini and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and have been broadcast in Australia, Finland, Norway, Germany and Great Britain. He has held lectureships at the universities of Huddersfield and Durham and was active in promoting contemporary music as artistic adviser of the Musicon concert series.

Wind-Up: chamber music by Paul Archbold and Fabrice Fitch (MSV CD92042), was issued on the METIER label to enthusiastic critical review and nominated for a Gramophone Critics’ Choice for 2000. Recent works include: Arachne for clarinet and harp, Recoil for piano and tape, Impacts and Fractures for string quartet and the ensemble work Traces commissioned KLANGSPUREN of the Münchener Biennale – International Festival for New Music Theatre.

Works presented


Electric Spring 1995
Electric Spring 1996
United Kingdom