Friday, November 28th, 2014, 19.30 SHUT UP AND LISTEN! AWARD 2014 Abel Paúl (E/UK) Wrong Answers to Robert B's Wrong Question I for solo Metal Sheet I Wrong Answers to Robert B's Wrong Question for solo Metal Sheet This piece is conceived as an extremely reduced étude on reflections. The metal sheet is treated as a an  empty surface on which different performing gestures and sound materials are imprinted, reflected .  The sheet functions as a screen that responds to both the movement of the gesture and the vibration  generated by different beaters and objects. The sheet itself often becomes the sole object of  performance, being warped and curved in order to explore the identity and the limits of its physical and  sounding physiognomy.  ABEL PAÚL Abel Paúl was born in Valladolid, Spain in 1984. He studied composition (BMus and MMus) at the  ‘Conservatorium van Amsterdam’ with Fabio Nieder and Richard Ayres as main professors, and at the  Universität der Künste in Berlin with Walter Zimmermann. From 2009-2011 he followed a postgraduate  program at that institution, where he graduated with distinction. Additionally, Paúl has attended  master-classes by composers such as Brian Ferneyhough, Ivan Fedele, Salvatore Sciarrino, Hugues  Dufourt, José María Sánchez Verdú, Louis Andriessen and others. He is currently a Ph.D candidate at the  University of Huddersfield, where his main supervisors are Aaron Cassidy and Peter Ablinger. He has  received commissions from several international festivals and ensembles such as the ‘Münchener  Biennale’, ‘Holland Festival’, ‘Festivalde Cuenca', 'Gaudeamus Muziekweek' or 'Spor Festival'. His works  are published by Edition Plante Berlin. 
shut up and listen! 2014 Interdisziplinäres Festival für Musik und Klangkunst