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Paul Pinto is a composer, performer, opera-sermonizer, and multi-disciplinary dabbler who makes music, new media, micro-theatres and durational performance by himself and with his friends. Some of those friends include the collectives thingNY, Varispeed and LoveLoveLove. His last few releases include Just Love, Patriots with Jeffrey Young, Empty Words with Varispeed, and Robert Ashley’s Improvement and eL/Aficionado. He’s toured Peter Maxwell Davies’ Eight Songs for a Mad King, originated the role of Balaga in Dave Malloy’s Great Comet of 1812, and wrote and performed in the autotuned opera Thomas Paine in Violence, the dance arias 15 Photos, and the cyclorama video installation Whiteness: Part One. During COVID times, Paul’s created music for the Prototype Festival, Colgate University, The Fisher Center, the Look + Listen Festival, American Opera Projects, Culturehub, LaMama and online and interactive shows with thingNY. Recent commissions include The Approach for Quince, I pass’d a church for Rhythm Method String Quartet, and Overture for Yarn/Wire.  This year: Dom Juan at the Fisher Center’s SummerScape, 15 Photos with Kristin Marting and HERE Arts, and Whiteness: Part Two with Kameron Neal and WNET.

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