Paul Breer is a retired sociologist who taught himself to write music with the help of a digital audio workstation. His love for the works of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Wagner, Stravinsky et al began in his freshman year at Harvard and persisted throughout careers as sociology professor (Cornell), methodology consultant (Dartmouth Medical School), psychotherapist (Hanover, NH and Boston, MA), addictions researcher (Harvard School of Public Health) and philosopher (The Spontaneous Self, 1989).

However, it was not until computers, electronic keyboards, and the interface linking the two were invented that writing music of his own became a possibility. He spends his days now in his Rocky Mountain retreat writing chamber works and symphonic works as well as books on music and philosophy.