Composer and multi-instrumentalist Paul
Briggs, MA Music & Media Arts,
has been exploring the world of sound and music
for as long as he can remember. Growing up in a musical household
in Buffalo NY, classical piano and ear training were a part of daily
life. A love for the guitar developed next, leading onto a passion
for world music and the beautiful instruments that create it.
He has scored music for short films, an award winning Connecticut
PBS production and for choreographers and dance companies in New
York and Michigan. As a graduate student at the University of Buffalo he composed
a series of piano pieces for his students along with electronic
soundscapes later performed at New Music Festivals in Europe.
In 1985 he met and began working with cellist David
Darling which opened up the world of improvisation and collaboration
with other musicians including guitarist T. Fleisher and the band
Cybergarden in NYC. 1991 marked the beginning of his current role
as sound engineer/musician supporting Dr.
Jean Houston’s transformative work in the field of human
personal, social and spiritual development around the world. He
also weaves his music and recording artistry into the work of Gary
Zukav, speaker and author of four consecutive New York Times
Paul has released three recordings. A solo
guitar collection entitled “Grace”, an improvisational
work “Mirage” with T. Fleisher, and music for the Sonnets
recorded by Oregon Shakespeare Festival's own Margaret Rubin, “The
Shakespeare Effect”. Click on
the images to the left to listen to a few samples of Paul's recent
work in collaboration with visual artist Leslie
Blackburn, and browse the Music page.
Paul holds Daka Certification in Sacred Sexual Healing from the Sedona Temple & International School of Temple Arts, and for many years has been a Reiki practitioner and student of Eastern Philosophy and Religions. His passion is for the power and healing potentials that exist from the integration of music/sound healing, emotional release and sacred sexual work.
For further contact or information, he can easily
be reached by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.