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Paul Prestipino
Head of Sound Design Paul Prestipino

Paul is a composer, sound designer and devisor with extensive experience creating performance works with diverse artists and ensembles in Australia and internationally. Recent credits include multiple projects with Helpmann Award-winning ensemble Version 1.0, Urban Theatre Projects, Ilbijerri Theatre, Theatre Kantanka, Australian Performance Exchange and Belvoir. His radio adaptation (producer/ director/ composer) of The Disappearances Project for ABC Radio National was nominated for the global Prix Italia award. Other collaborations include multiple projects with New York director/ fabulist Roman Paska and acclaimed Italian ensemble Societás Raffaello Sanzio (Romeo Castellucci, Chiara Guidi, Claudia Castellucci).

Paul often executes his soundtracks live, and has performed at The Public Theater (NYC), the National Theatre of Portugal (Lisbon), The Kitchen (NYC), The State Theatre of Naples and Linz 2009 European Capital of Culture. Recorded written works include a song cycle, Tunnel (2008) and A** & S** (2021). He has been a recurring artist-in-residence at Bundanon Trust (New South Wales) and STEIM (Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music) (Amsterdam). Paul recently scored the documentary feature film Birth Time (2021) and is currently collaborating with visual artist Debra Keenahan (MCA, 2021).