Paul Mac is one of the leading figures in Australian electronic music. He is a composer, songwriter, musician and producer. Paul is a conservatorium graduate and a multi ARIA Award winner for his work with underground dance pioneers Itch-E & Scratch-E and for his own solo work. The list of artists with whom he’s collaborated over recent years includes Sia, Kylie, Daniel Johns, and Ngaiire.
Paul scores music for films, TV and theatre and he has previously worked with Bangarra on the acclaimed productions – Blak and Miyagan from OUR land people stories.
Credits for Paul’s remix duo, Stereogamous, include remixes for LCD Soundsystem, Rufus Du Sol, George Michael and Kylie and he has also released an album under the moniker, The Dissociatives, with Daniel Johns.
In addition to his multiple ARIA awards and APRA songwriting award, Paul’s career highlights include Australian Dance Music Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Dance and Producer Of The Year.
Most recently, Paul released a new album – which, unlike the autobiographical approach to his first three solo albums, was a series of compositions that began outside of Paul’s head. Found sounds, an inspired speech, and improvised recording sessions are some of the starting points for “Mesmerism” released in May 2019. The album received critical acclaim and is nominated for the prestigious 2019 Australian Music Prize.
Paul is currently studying at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music doing a Doctor of Musical Arts in composition. He also has an original theatre show in development with playwright Lachlan Philpott, titled ‘The Rise and Fall of St George’. An ‘In Progress’ Concert of the work was performed at the 2019 Sydney Mardi Gras Festival and 2020 Midsumma Festival in Melbourne.