Paul Rudy (b. 1962) is an American composer and educator.
As a life-long student, his music encompasses sounds ranging from the desert cactus, kitchen, inside, and outback, to the chamber and orchestral stage. His fascination with sound has led him from instrumental works, to radio programs in London and Aspen, to interactive, installation, and cinematic works with and without visuals.
Prof. Rudy has received awards from the Guggenheim (2008), Fulbright (1997) and Wurlitzer Foundations, Sounds Electric ’07 Competition (1st Prize), Bourges Electroacoustic Music Competition, EMS (Sweden 1st Prize), SEAMUS, Meet the Composer, the American Composer’s Forum, SCI, National Music Teacher’s Association and the Missouri Music Teacher’s Association. He promotes the music of living composers by curating concerts internationally. He lectures widely on the analysis of non-notated sonic art, sound in film, and timbral practice.
Prof. Rudy is associate professor of composition and director of the Inter-media/Music Production and Computer Technology Center at the Conservatory of Music and Dance, University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Works for Winds
- Citlaltepetl (1992)
- Larger than home (2007)
- Finally... (with Bobby Watson) (2009)
- Point Royal (2004)
- Portrait: North and South Maroon (1998)
- Shapes of Wind (1997)
- Paul Rudy website Accessed 24 August 2021