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Paul Mac

Composer

Paul Mac is one of the leading figures in Australian electronic music. He is a composer, songwriter, musician and producer. Paul worked as a composer with Bangarra on the acclaimed productions – BLAK (2013) and Miyagan (OUR land people stories - 2016).

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Bio

Paul Mac is one of the leading figures in Australian electronic music. He is a composer, songwriter, musician and producer. Paul is a conservatorium graduate and a multi ARIA Award winner for his work with underground dance pioneers Itch-E & Scratch-E and for his own solo work. The list of artists with whom he’s collaborated over recent years includes Sia, Daniel Johns, and Ngaiire.

Paul scores music for films, TV and theatre and he has previously worked with Bangarra on the acclaimed productions – Blak and Miyagan from OUR LAND PEOPLE STORIES.

Credits for Paul’s remix duo, Stereogamous, include remixes for LCD Soundsystem, Rufus Du Sol, George Michael and Kylie and he has also released an album under the moniker, The Dissociatives, with Daniel Johns.

In addition to his multiple ARIA awards and APRA songwriting award, Paul’s career highlights include Australian Dance Music Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Dance and Producer Of The Year.

Paul is currently studying at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music doing a Doctor of Musical Arts in composition. He also has an original theatre show in development with playwright, Lachlan Philpott, titled ‘The Rise and Fall of St George’ and an ‘In Progress’ Concert of the work was performed to a soldout crowd at the 2019 Sydney Mardi Gras Festival. Most recently, Paul composed music for Sydney Theatre Company’s new production “How to Rule the World” by Nakkiah Lui.

Paul has also released a new album Mesmerism (2019, Here to Hell) which includes the track “The Redfern Address (in memory of vision)” in honour of Paul Keating’s important, acknowledging speech from 1992.

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Awards

  • 2014
    Helpmann Award for Best Original Score, Blak