Composer Paul Frankhuijzen, born in 1956 in
the Netherlands. Has studied the following subjects:
Analogue Studio Technique with J.Vink and Sound Signal Processing and Psychoacoustics with drs S.Tempelaars at The Institute for Sonology in Utrecht. Composition with Daan Manneke and Alexandru Hrisanide, at the Brabant Conservatory, which he concluded with success in 1995. He attended many workshops and lectures, with among others Louis Andriessen, Theo Loevendie, Tristan Keuris, Luciano Berio, György Kurtág and Rebecca Stewart.
Ensemble Directing with Martien van Woerkum. Orchestra directing with Jac. van Steen (as practice teacher). Two years of singing lessons in Early Vocal Music.
Paul is intrigued to work with different disciplines and to corporate those in the composing process. Thereby the main theme is not confrontation, on the contrary, it is the inspiration. It is a blend of cultures.
Ad ‘Johakyû’, compose for Tomoko Mukaiyama (piano, voice) and Monica Germino (violin), he make use of old lyrics as philosophical elements from the Japanese NÔ theater.
For the Mondriaan string quartet he composing 'The Office Tiger'. It’s has two influence the India culture as well western culture.