His music has been featured in concerts and on the radio across Canada, Western Europe, and the United States by a diverse range of performers and ensembles including the Residentie Orkest, The New European Ensemble, the Hodiernal Quartet, and more. He is also active as a curator and director, having recently placed as second runner in NUMUS Concerts (Ontario) 2018 Curator Competition. He is the artistic director of the Freesound Series, a concert series which focuses on contemporary repertoire for large chamber ensembles.
His music explores the boundaries of perceivable structure and form, both artificial and natural from the vantage points of performance art, electronic, experimental, and concert music. A versatile and innovative composer, he uses numbers, tuning systems, symmetry, text, and language in order to create pieces that are flexible and variable, often with strikingly different outcomes for each performance.
A flexible composer, who works with many different kinds of performers, his passion is for close collaborative creations, where the final product is the result of an equal amount of effort, time, and attention by those involved in the creation of the work.
Paolo has studied at the University of Toronto (Canada), The Royal Conservatoire of The Hague (The Netherlands), and the Sibelius Academy (Finland).