Paul Obermayer

Paul Obermayer is most well known as half of the electronic duo FURT (with Richard Barrett), as a member of the mighty BARK! trio and as a long time participant in Evan Parker’s Electroacoustic Ensemble. Before the era when experimental laptop musicians flooded the stage, Obermayer was one of the few to pioneer the sampler as a feasible instrument for performance and free improvisation. He helped show that live electronics could coexist and compete with acoustic instruments, harnessing new digital tools and helping to introduce a new physicality, responsiveness and sense of infinite invention to live electronics. As this album shows, he remains one of its most accomplished and enthralling exponents. Paul has released music on Bruce’s Fingers, ECM, Foghorn, JdK, Matchless, psi, Treader, Unsounds and X-OR.