Paul J. Geissinger is a classical trained composer and producer from Philadelphia. Paul has a masters degree in audio production from Temple University and has taught on the faculty at the Community College of Philadelphia, University of the Arts, Temple University and Cabrini College. Paul has spent the last decade recording and releasing music under the moniker Starkey, having released on labels including Ninja Tune, Planet Mu, Werk Discs, Smog and the labels he owns, Seclusiasis, Slit Jockey Records and NOREMIXES. Paul has also produced and remixed artists across the musical spectrum from classical Decca recording artists including Ludovico Einaudi and Laura Wright, to dance music acts including Erol Alkan, Armand Van Helden and Zomby, to rock and hiphop artists including The Foals and Gorilla Zoe.
Paul’s music has appeared in various television shows and advertisements across diverse media platforms, and he also scored two films from director Josh Cohen (Adult Swim, Comedy Central) accepted into the Cannes Film Festival’s Short Film category.
Paul has been featured on BBC Radio 1, where he produced a song live on air during Mary Anne Hobbs’ show and has been a resident DJ on BBC Radio 1Xtra. He also regularly DJ’s on London’s legendary Rinse FM.
Paul has had concert music commissioned by Chamber Music Now and Temple University. Reviewing one of his works, “Bending Light (for cello, electronics and visuals)”, David Patrick Stearn of the Philadelphia Inquirer wrote, “The piece that best showed what’s possible in this audio-visual fusion… Somebody earnest and thoughtful was definitely behind that camera.”
Paul’s newest album as Starkey is released August 21st 2015 on Alpha Pup Records (12″ Vinyl/Digital). The album was produced and mixed by Paul and mastered by Daddy Kev at Cosmic Zoo (Los Angeles).