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Paul Purgas - Virtual Talk

Virtual Music Events at Queen's returns with a live talk by electronic musician, artist and researcher Paul Purgas.

January 27, 2021
13:00 - 14:00

Purgas's multidisciplinary approach to sound, music and visual art installations showcases his skills as a prolific practitioner, independent researcher and writer. Paul co-produces electronic music with James Ginzburg as part of 'Emptyset'.

Paul recently produced a BBC radio documentary where he discussed finding ‘India's lost techno pioneers’, (The Guardian, 2020). The discovery of a lost archive of early electronic music from India is rewriting music history.

More recently, Paul has been producing new work under the name - AMRA, which is an audiovisual collaboration between Imran Perretta and Purgas. Their work incorporates ‘electronic sound and analogue media, addressing South Asian identity through diasporic echoes and archival disruption.’

Please join us for this live event and you will have an opportunity to ask questions.


Paul Purgas is a London based artist and musician working with sound, performance and installation. Originally trained as an architect he has presented projects with Serpentine, Tate, Kettle’s Yard and Spike Island. His written output includes essays for the Unsound:Undead collection published by Urbanomic/MIT Press and contributions to the critical journal Audimat. Recent curatorial work has been the Open Sound programme for Outpost and guest curating Wysing Arts Centre’s annual festival. He is one half of the electronic music project Emptyset working with electroacoustic and computer music, broadcasting and spatialised sound, presenting commissions with the Architecture Foundation, David Roberts Art Foundation and Tate Britain's Performing Architecture programme and recent performances including Sonic Acts, Wien Modern and Berghain for Transmediale 2020.

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