Welcome: Mauricio Pauly, Assistant Professor

We're excited to announce that, as of May 1, 2020, Mauricio Pauly is officially an Assistant Professor in the SCA music area. Some students will have already gotten to know Pauly over the recent past as a 'term appointment.' Now he's a permanent part of the school, joining the already forward-looking SCA faculty to encourage our music area into new experimental directions. Welcome, Mauricio!


Mauricio Pauly's practice combines composition for hybrid instrumental/electronic ensembles, sound design, and live performance. As an active cross-disciplinary collaborator, his work includes numerous projects with writers, designers, programmers and theatre-makers.

His music has been featured by festivals that include Ultima Festival (Norway, 2011), Warsaw Autumn (Poland, 2013), Darmstadt International Summer Courses (Germany, 2010/12/14/16), Images Sonores Festival (Belgium, 2015), Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik (Austria, 2016) and Open Ears Festival (Canada 2018).

Recent collaborations include live-performed music and sound design for Athina Rachel Tsangari’s production of Wedekind's LULU in a sold-out 10-show run at the 2017 Salzburg Festival. FREAM AD WALL, written in collaboration with programmer and 3D animator, Gabriel Montagné, was performed by Line Upon Line Percussion as a 3-show premiere in Austin, TX and will tour Europe and the UK in Fall 2019. A collection of music, print-works and texts created with American experimental novelist Renee Gladman and Argentinian composer Santiago Díez-Fischer will be released on New Focus Recordings (New York, 2020)

Pauly spent the summer of 2018 as an awarded Artist Fellow at Civitella Ranieri (Umbria, Italy). In 2017 he was Composer-in-Residence at Villa Romana (Florence, Italy) undertaking a two-part creation and performance residency. He spent 2014-2015 as a full-year Fellow at Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study (Boston, USA).

Pauly is the artistic director of UK-based ensemble, Distractfold, awarded the Kranichstein Musik Prize in performance by the Darmstadt International Music Institute (2016) and with whom he produced BBC3's Cut & Splice Festival (2017). The group has been ensemble-in-residence at Stanford, Harvard, McGill and Huddersfield Universities and will be in residence at Columbia University in 2020.

The Difference is the Buildings Between Us

Here's a performance of Mauricio Pauly's The Difference is the Buildings Between Us by Geneviève Liboiron (violin), Joshua Hyde (saxophone), Daniel Áñez (piano, synths), and Noam Bierstone (percussion) for NO HAY BANDA at La Sala Rossa, Montreal, on March 9, 2020. Soon after, scapegoat (Bierstone and Hyde) traveled here for a workshop at Western Front and a concert at Deep Blue with Pauly, as well (info here).