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Biography

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 also appears regularly on acronymic festivals such as EMM, IHS, LAC, NACUSA, NYCEMF, SCI, and SEAMUS. 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 and directs the Composers Workshop at the Charlotte New Music Festival.

New album Interiors:


Contact me: adamscottneal at Gmail

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Upcoming events

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FL Int'l Toy Piano Fest

hammers + lecture

UNK New Music Fest

ripples

ECU Dance

new work(s), TBD


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