UNK New Music Fest
Adam Scott Neal (b. 1981, Atlanta) is a composer whose work ranges from chamber music to video to tinkering with toys and homebrew electronics. Described as "exquisitely crafted" (Creative Loafing), his pieces reflect a fascination with objects and technologies – namely, their capabilities, limitations, and shifting cultural meanings. Adam's music is relatively minimal, encouraging listeners to focus on the little details that make instruments unique and beautiful. Groups for whom he has composed include Bent Frequency, Beo String Quartet, Chamber Cartel, Guidonian Hand, Iktus Percussion, and loadbang. His work regularly appears on acronymic festivals such as EMM, IHS, LAC, NACUSA, NYCEMF, SCI, and SEAMUS. Adam has produced numerous concerts of contemporary, electroacoustic, and free-improvised music, most notably as co-founder and Artistic Director of Atlanta-based Terminus Ensemble and as Program Director of the Composers Workshop at the Charlotte New Music Festival. Adam earned a PhD at the University of Florida and previous degrees at Queen's University Belfast and Georgia State University. He currently works at East Carolina University.
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