Paul Ramsay has been interested in music and especially the album as a cultural unit, from a very early age. After writing and recording music in his teens he went on to train as a recording engineer and briefly, a record-cutting engineer. Feeling that he was the wrong side of the mixing desk, Paul became a member of various bands including 'PGRS' (1 album: 'Photographs of Sound' 1979) and the Southampton-based improvising music quintet 'The Omega Ensemble'.
Additional interest in the visual arts led to a degree in Visual and Performing Arts at Brighton where he composed pieces for dance, developed new strategies for painting and produced video installation work. A determined self-publishist, after graduating Paul issued a series of artist's bookworks on his imprint Alembic Books. In parallel with this he also worked as a researcher for Cognitive Applications where he was introduced to hypertext for the first time. From 1993-6 Paul began to formulate and develop (at Middlesex University) a series of multimedia works using image, text and music, including an indeterminate compositional system entitled Parallel Music or 'PMusic'. Chameleon Lectra was initially conceived purely as an outlet for this work but eventually evolved into something broader. PR currently lectures in Fine Art (Time-Based and Digital) at the University of Plymouth and is a member of the Sonic Arts Network.
'Inlets' (RMusic 001) is Paul Ramsay's first CD album on the Motile record label and is described as being 'in the territory between classical and experimental': http://www.chameleonlectra.co.uk/Inlets.html