Country of origin: United States
Languages: English, Japanese
Paul is a composer / wood player / guitar player from the United States. When I was a teen, I started playing guitar under the influence of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Rush, Jimi Hendrix and others. Later, he became sympathetic to the world of independent music and joined numerous bands, mainly in Boston. As I grew up, I became interested in classical music, and majored in composition at the university (major musical instrument was classical guitar), and officially began studying music. After graduating from the University of Massachusetts with a master’s degree (composition), he emigrated to Japan. Currently, he is composing for his own bands, Libera Cielo and Alf Rehlah, while performing mainly in Tokyo. Libera Cielo is a seven-member acoustic group that plays music that uniquely combines jazz, classical, world and Middle Eastern music. In mid-2014, we launched our first work, Elemental. Alf Rehlah is a group that incorporates Middle Eastern instruments and musical styles, performing Arabic and Turkish classical music along with their own songs.