Paul Nabil Matthis

performer | composer | author


I'm a composer of electronic, chamber, film, and popular music, some of which has won awards, including "Best Score" in Christopher Coppola's PAH Fest. I've scored two films that have won Grand Prize in their competitions, and a modern dance I sound-designed won Director's Choice at Santa Cruz Fringe. My music for contemporary dance has featured in over 30 festivals around the world, at such venues as the Lincoln Center, the Jacob Burns Film Center, the Getty Museum, the Alex Theater, REDCAT, and Sundance Shorts.

I have performed in, stage managed, and music directed works funded by a CEC ArtsLink grant, the Castaic Days Civic Association, the REDCAT Association, the American Conservatory Theater, and The Industry LA Opera Company. My YouTube channel features original and cover songs sung, looped, and beatboxed, often in a single take, which has garnered over 100,000 views as of January 2018.

My essays and music reviews have been featured on eHow, the Louisville Music News, and Spectropol Records, and have appeared on the front page of reddit more than once. I wrote and co-produced a feature-length musical, Lunatic Sun, first performed at the Coffehouse Theater in Santa Clarita in December 2012. My band Madapple is a hard folk burlesque act performing original songs and blues covers in dive bars across Los Angeles, and my speculative fiction short stories have been published in various online magazines (and one anthology). At World Fantasy Convention 2017, I sat on a panel discussing American folk influences in modern fantasy fiction, focusing on strong feminine archetypes. I spoke on a panel on Storytelling Through Music for WFC 2018.

I've been designing and coding WordPress sites for over a decade, and coded this site purely in Bootstrap. I've published several speculative fiction short stories in magazines and anthologies. I'm currently querying an adult epic fantasy novel, which is also a song cycle and pencil-and-paper RPG experience. In my spare time, I like hiking up mountains and drinking overpriced tea. Thanks for dropping by.

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