Paolo Griffin is a Peruvian-Canadian composer based in Toronto, Canada.
His music explores the boundaries of perceivable structure and form, both artificial and natural from the vantage points of performance art, electronic, experimental, and concert music. His work uses numbers, tuning systems, symmetry, text, and language in order to create pieces that are flexible and variable, often with strikingly different outcomes for each performance.
In addition to composition, Paolo is active as an artistic director and curator. He has worked on a number of projects including festivals of the music of Hans Abrahamsen, Peter Ablinger, and Martijn Padding, and as producer with the Dag in de Branding music day in The Hague.
Ensembles have performed his works across Europe and Canada. Recent work includes commissions by the New European Ensemble, the Residentie Orkest of The Hague, Kluster5, and the Hodiernal Quartet.
Paolo has studied at the University of Toronto, The Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, and the Sibelius Academy.