I am a composer, musician, record producer, and film-maker. I have had many releases on labels such as Rising High, Rotation, Inspiral, Instinct, 2Kool, and Masters At Work. I composed and produced the music for the short films Shore Leave and The Dirt Inside, the Canal+ documentary La Ñ En La Araña, a theme for Channel 5 TV, and have produced two short films of my own, Buzz and Looking.

Whilst living in London I had a parallel career as a music technology and web design lecturer, working extensively at Community Music, Musicworks, and Hurricane. I finally became Education & Training Manager at Gateway before moving to Wales in 2003.

For 14 years I was a lecturer at Swansea College of Art with my main academic interests being communication studies: music, storytelling, medium theory, and semiotics. I am currently an Associate Lecturer in Music at Gower College Swansea.

In 2016 I was a founding member of the Swansea Laptop Orchestra. I run an independent record label and continue to record, perform, and create.

Selected Discography
The New You (1987) Whispering Down/Hunter. TNY00l
The New You (1988) Never Meet Again/London. TNY002
Blue Train (1993) Theme from Blue Train. Phat Jazz Wrekords 93001
Paul Hazel (1994) Dream Machine on ‘Psychedelic Techno & Hard Trance Vol II’. Phantasm PTM103
Paul Hazel (1994) Gene Pool on ‘Chill Out or Die Vol II’. Rising High RSN CD17
Paul Hazel (1994) Kings of Sleep EP. Rotation ROT94004
Blue Train (1994) Makin’ London Funky EP. 2Kool TKT2
Paul Hazel (1995) Go EP. Rotation ROT95005
Blue Train (1995) Get Movin’/Voices. 2Kool TKT7
Skeleton Crew (1995) Burning Chrome/Skeleton Coast/Data Jungle. lnspiral ISL00l
Blue Train (1995) London EP. 2Kool TKT13
Skeleton Crew (1996) Lost World Pts. 1 & 2. lnspiral ISL002
Blue Train (1997) Get Movin’ EP. MAW Records MRW017
Paul Hazel (2017) Buzz. Issue 36.
Swansea Laptop Orchestra (2017) Loadbang. EAN 0760625689126
Paul Hazel (2017) Looking. Issue 37.

Recent Live Performances
Swansea Laptop Orchestra
Gwyl Nawr Festival: Volcano Theatre, 20 November 2016.
Laptop, voice, clarinet.
BBC Radio 3 ‘Exposure’: Chapter Arts Centre, 6 January 2017.
Laptop, voice, clarinet.
[Broadcast Thursday 26 January]
Experimentica 2017: Chapter Arts Centre, 13 February 2017.
Laptop, voice, electronic drums, Roland SH-101 monosynth.
Electric Soup Ill: Cardiff MADE, 4 March 2017.
Laptop, voice, electronic drums, Roland SH-101 monosynth.
CAM17: Sunflower & I, 8 April 2017.
Laptop, voice, electronic drums, Roland SH-101 monosynth, clarinet.

Paul Hazel
NAWR#4: Round Reading Room Swansea, 20 December 2016.
Group improvisation with Roland SH-101 monosynth.
Swansea Open, 3 December 2017 – 6 January 2018
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery. Looking.

Paul Hazel & David Pitt
NAWR#6: BBC Hall Swansea, 18 May 2017.
Quadraphonic performance for laptop, voices, and metallophones.

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