© Paul Frankhuijzen


Paul is also inspired by early music, especially when vocal.
However, the current composer generation, striving after a
serene simplicity full of eloquence is also a huge source of
inspiration for him. Yet he is not afraid to express himself in a
lyrical way in his work as well. A musician should also be able to
feel his instrument fully, an interesting story is not enough', as Paul
often says. His work often has a poetic character.

His oeuvre comprises over forty musical pieces, for solo
instruments, chamber ensembles and orchestras.

Composer Paul Frankhuijzen born in the Netherlands, 1956 has studied the following subjects:

Analogue Studio Technique with J.Vink and Sound Signal Processing and Psychoacoustics with drs S.Tempelaars at The Institute for Sonology in Utrecht.
Composition with Daan Manneke and Alexandru Hrisanide, at the Brabant Conservatory, which he concluded with success in 1995. He attended many workshops and lectures, with among others Louis Andriessen, Theo Loevendie, Tristan Keuris, Luciano Berio, György Kurtág and RebeccaStewart.
Ensemble Directing with Martien van Woerkum, and orchestra Directing with Jac. van Steen (as practice teacher).
Two years of singing lessons in Early Vocal Music.

Paul loves to be inspired by non-western music schools, i.e.: Music and the Art of Seduction, Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis, Bake Society for Ethnomusicology, International Chime meeting.
Increasingly Paul is intrigued to work with different disciplines and to incorporate those in the composing process. Thereby the main theme is not confrontation, on the contrary, it is the inspiration. It is a blend of cultures.
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