Paul Smith is a percussionist, composer, film-maker. His music practice explores the potential of electro-acoustic percussion as an emotive form for solo performer. This exploration has extended to taking the role of: the musician interacting with the sound producing object; the instrument maker; and the software developer.

Paul also composes and arranges solo and ensemble music using traditional music notation and has a specific interest in composing for film. Paul was recently awarded a graduate diploma in music at Auckland University.

Paul also practices as a fully qualified architect.