Paul's artistic drive and creative soul flowered
early. Born in Pittsburgh, he graduated from
Gateway High School in Monroeville, Pa., studied music at Penn State, and received his Ph.D. from SUNY Buffalo, where he studied composition with Morton Feldman and Lejaren Hiller and voice with Heinz Rehfuss.
Harmony was Paul's
deepest desire and the source of his artistic inspiration. To compose his microtonal works, he developed an original framework of deeply integrated harmonic proportions that reflect the search for wholeness and relationship that animates his themes.
Today, the originality and artistry of Paul's music and accompanying visual works continue to speak to solo vocalists,
chamber orchestras, instrumentalists,
and performance artists.