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Dr Paul Norman

Paul Norman’s composition practice places emphasis on ideas and concepts and includes visual and performative elements in both the composition process and performance.

 Norman has produced solo projects and interdisciplinary collaborations together with dance, fine art and theatre, showing his work across Europe, including: Frankfurt LAB, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Theatre Freiburg, Kampnagel, Hamburg, Tanzhaus NRW, Düsseldorf and Sophiensäle, Berlin in Germany, Gessnerallee, Zurich and Tingueley Museum, Basel in Switzerland, Post-Paradise, Fluid, Coda and Frontiers Festivals, Birmingham in the UK.

Norman was recently awarded a PhD in composition that explored the effects that decisions made in the composition process have on what is communicated to an audience during performance. Titled UNPROTECTED PRACTICE: Including Process as Compositional Material the PhD was awarded by the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and fully funded by AHRC Midlands3Cities.