Mauricio Pauly is a composer, improviser and producer of hybrid (instrumental/electronic/amplified) music. As an active cross-disciplinary collaborator, his work includes numerous projects with writers, coders, designers, choreographers 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), Le Bruit de la Musique (France, 2014), Images Sonores Festival (Belgium, 2015), Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik (Austria, 2016) and Open Ears Festival (Canada 2018). 
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, Theatre Replacement's Do You Mind If I Sit here? (Vancouver 2021), NiNi Dongnier's Silent Flight (Shanghai, 2023) and his recent creation with Justine CHambers, James Proudfoot and Vanessa Kwan, The Brutal Joy (Vancouver, 2024). 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 toured Europe and the UK in Fall 2019. 
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. During 2014-2015 he relocated to Cambridge, MA (US) thanks to a year-long fellowship at Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
Pauly is a founding member of UK-based ensemble, Distractfold and was the group's artistic co-director until 2021.
Pauly is an Associate Professor at SFU's School for the Contemporary Arts in Vancouver, Canada. Previously, he taught at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, UK (2007-2020) and at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, UK (2011-2019). He has given workshops and masterclasses at McGill University, New York University, Brussels Royal Conservatory, Bath Spa University and Huddersfield University.
Mauricio was born and raised in San José, Costa Rica. Since 2017, his home and studio are in Vancouver, Canada.
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