This is an archive item from Supersonic 2022


As part of the New Music Biennial 2022, Supersonic have commissioned sound artist and musician Paul Purgas to create a new work with tape.


In the footsteps of the trailblazing reel-to-reel experiments of the Radiophonic Workshop and the exploratory spirit of Musique Concrète, Paul Purgas delves into the medium with a contemporary lens, utilising new technologies, presenting the next generation of tape music. His new work will be performed as part of The New Music Biennial Festival in Coventry, London’s Southbank Centre and as part of Supersonic Festival 2022.


Originally trained as an architect Paul has presented projects with Tramway, Tate Modern, Camden Art Centre and Spike Island and is currently a resident at Somerset House Studios. He is also one half of electronic duo Emptyset.