Dr Paul Dibley

Programme Lead for Music

School of Arts

Paul Dibley


Paul Dibley is a Welsh composer and sonic artist, and is also Principal Lecturer in Music and Programme Lead for Media Arts at Oxford Brookes University, UK. He is Co-Director of the Sonic Art Research Unit and co-founder of the Audiograft festival.
Paul completed a PhD in Musical Composition at the University of Birmingham, UK, where he studied with Professor Jonty Harrison.  As well as composing electroacoustic compositions (often specializing in using the human voice), he creates compositions for instruments and live electronics. Recent projects include working with Okeanos, Jane Chapman and Jos Zwaanenburg.

Teaching and supervision


Modules taught

  • Song Writing, Film and Media Composition 1
  • Song Writing, Film and Media Composition 2
  • Creative Media Enterprise
  • Approaches to Electroacoustic and Live Electronic Composition


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Further details

Broadcasts include:

  • BBC Radio 3
  •  BBC Radio 4 (Today Programme)
  • ArtRadio.net, Elektramusik
  • ArtsRadio1, Finland.

Performances and CDs include:

  • Is-y-Coed
  • Published as Audio CD: SPECTRUM Vol. 1.  Phasma-Music music label Released: August 2020
  • Performed at Audiograft 2019
  • Selected and performed at the International Computer Music Conference 2019: ICMC2019  New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival July 2019
  • Broadcast on Acoustic Frontiers - June 2020,Selected for AfrikaBurn, Tankwa, South Africa April 2020 to May 2020 [postponed due to Coronavirus),Broadcast on Marginalized Sound (RadioStation/USA): 21 January 2021
  • Phantom Ride – Composed with Tim Howle and performed at InTime (Coventry Oct 2014), Audiograft (March 2016)
  • This Way Up – Premiered by Jos Zwaanenburg at Audiograft (March 2014)
  • Organ Grinder
  • For flute and live electronics.  Performed by Jos Zwaanenburg – Grist CD released by Metier (July 2014)
  • Jazz guitar and live electronics version. Performed at the Amsterdam Conservatoire of Music  (January 2014) Performed by Jos Zwaanenburg at Audiograft, Oxford (February 2010)
  • Performed by Jos Zwaanenburg at Steim, Amsterdam (June 2010)