Reuben Pace

Reuben Pace

Artistic Director

Composer , Producer and Music Educator

After initial music tuition starting from the age of eight, Pace sat for a Bachelor of Arts in Music at the University of Malta followed by a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education.

In September 2001 he completed a Master of Arts in Creative Music Technology and Music for Film, Media and the Arts at the University of Wales, Bangor (UK).

Subsequently he sat for a Ph.D in composition at said University of Wales, graduating in 2012.

His music is performed regularly in Malta as well as in the UK by Ensemble Cymru, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, by Painting Music , and the Duke String Quartet.

He has also had performances in St.Petersburg and Moscow, Russia, Minsk, Belarus as well as in Rome. Some of his scores have been included in the prestigious Schumanhauss museum in Bonn, Germany. Pace has composed for a wide range of ensembles including for symphonic orchestra as well as ensembles combining acoustic and electronic elements. One of his most prominent works is the multi-media opera 'Il-Kantilena, Karba ta' Hames Mitt Sena, Karba ta' Zmienna'. This work was commissioned for the national celebrations of the fortieth anniversary of Malta as a Republic and is the first ever Maltese multi-media opera.

He currently lectures at the University of Malta, as well as working regularly on commissions in his own recording studio in Siggiewi.

Pace is also the founder of the international project Hearing Orpheus Today and the City of Humanity project.


Reuben's Projects

Malaika Sarco-Thomas


Malaika Sarco-Thomas is Head of Dance Studies at the School of Performing Arts, University of Malta. Her teaching and performance research investigate ‘ecological practice’ as a motivation for learning, dancing and creative work. Using improvisation as an ethos for community art projects and as a performance form, she has collaborated with a range of artists and taught in universities, schools and sites across the US, Europe, Asia and Africa.