PAUL WALLFISCH

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PAUL WALLFISCH entered New York's East-Village demimonde as an eighteen-year-old keyboardist in the pioneering gay comic Frank Maya's New Wave band. Since then he's also lived in Europe and Los Angeles, where he founded Botanica with Abby Travis and Ivan Knight. Apart from eight albums with Botanica, Paul has contributed to dozens of albums and  toured North America, Europe and Asia  performing with Firewater, Love & Rockets, Congo Norvell, Angela McCluskey, Syl Sylvain, Stiv Bators, Anne Pigalle, Johnny Haliday and many more. He is the long-standing writing and performing partner of underground tortured soul legend Little Annie, producing their latest album together Genderful. (Southern Records 2010). 

Paul's music can be heard on countless American TV shows and several feature films, including "Dummy" starring Adrian Brody and Milla Jovovich, which he scored and also appears in. Paul's first job in the theater was music director and photographer for an adaptation of Kafka parables at the Theatre du Rond Point in Paris, while concurrently playing 6 sets of rock 'n roll a night at a Pigalle strip-club. He is currently Music Director at the Stadt Theater Dortmund, Germany. Paul's acclaimed "mighty minimal" music series Small Beast had a four year New York run as a weekly institution at The Delancey and currently plays monthly to sold-out rooms in Dortmund and at the Kampnagel in Hamburg. Republik Der Woelfe, a multi-media theater piece based on Ann Sexton's adaptations of Grimm's Fairy Tales will premiere in Dortmund, February  2014, with the score performed live by The Ministry of Wolves: Paul, Alexander Hacke, Danielle DePicciotto and Mick Harvey.

 

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PAUL WALLFISCH's music can be heard on countless American TV shows and several feature films, including Dummy starring Adrian Brody and Milla Jovovich, which he scored and also appears in. His latest scoring effort, Amorous, directed by Joanna Coates,  won  "Best British Feature" at the 2014 Edinburgh International Film Festival. and was  released in the U.S. on October 3rd, 2015. Paul recently joined Swans and will be touring with the band through 2017.

Paul's first job in the theater was music director and photographer for an adaptation of Kafka parables at the Theatre du Rond Point in Paris, while concurrently playing 6 sets of rock 'n roll a night at a Pigalle strip-club. He recently concluded a five year contract as Music Director at the Stadttheater Dortmund, Germany. Republic of Wolves, a musical theater piece co-created by Paul and based on Ann Sexton's adaptations of Grimm's Fairy Tales  premiered in2014, (album available on Mute Records), with the score performed live by The Ministry of Wolves: Paul, Alexander Hacke, Mick Harvey and Danielle DePicciotto.  
Elektra, (2015) directed by Paolo Magelli, feautures the live power trio of Paul with Larry Mullins and Geoffrey Burton.  Tom Lanoye's Queen Lear, with Paul's new score, will premiere on Sept. 10, 2016 at Schauspiel Frankfurt. Paul's acclaimed "mighty minimal" music series Small Beast, following a 4 year run at The Delancey in New York, plays to sold-out rooms in Dortmund and at the Kampnagel in Hamburg.  

Entering New York's East-Village demimonde as an eighteen-year-old keyboardist in the pioneering gay comic Frank Maya's New Wave band, Paul has also lived in Europe and Los Angeles, (where he started Botanica), acquiring decades of world weary insights to fill his "exquisitely crafted rock songs and Tom Waits-tinged ballads." * 

Apart from eight albums with Botanica, Paul has contributed to dozens of albums and toured North America, Europe and Asia performing with FirewaterLove & RocketsCongo NorvellAngela McCluskeySyl SylvainStiv BatorsAnne PigalleJohnny Haliday and many more. He is the long-standing writing and performing partner of underground tortured soul legend Little Annie, producing their latest album together Genderful. (Southern Records 2010). 

* The New Yorker