music and words

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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