Jonathan Paxman is an Associate Professor of Engineering at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia, but has also been intimately involved in choral singing and conducting for the last 20 years. While completing his PhD at the University of Cambridge, Jonathan sang and recorded with Queens’ College Chapel Choir, Cambridge University Singers, Brentwood Cathedral Choir and multiple other professional standard choirs in Cambridge and London. He also conducted extensively community, college and elite ensembles, both in classical choir and orchestra repertoire as well as African, South American and other folk repertoire. Jonathan directed choirs for symposiums on African composition in 2000 and 2002, including traditional and contemporary works in over 13 languages. From 2010 to 2013, Jonathan was the musical director of the Perth Undergraduate Choral Society, one of Perth’s oldest and most well-known community choirs, and in 2014, he founded a new choir at Curtin University called Rhythmos. Rhythmos has been in high demand in recent years, performing at Eisteddfods, music festivals, charity events, as well as for its own series of popular concerts. In 2018, Rhythmos sold out its first season at Perth’s Fringeworld festival, and later travelled to New York, where they performed on the Carnegie Hall stage with the King’s Singers after an invitation from Distinguished Concerts International New York.