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Adam Scott Neal (b. 1981, Atlanta) is a composer whose work embraces a range of artistic engagement including acoustic and electroacoustic composition, video, electronics tinkering, and improvisation. His dissertation research focuses on DIY culture, musical instruments as fetish objects, and the visual aspects of performance through the lens of postmodernism.
He is a PhD fellow at the University of Florida, where he studies with James Paul Sain, Paul Koonce, and Paul Richards. There, he also serves as President of the UF chapter of the Society of Composers, Inc., teaches undergraduate music technology courses, and is a founding member of the Florida League for Indeterminate Performance. Previously, Adam studied with Robert Scott Thompson at Georgia State University, earning a BM in music technology and an MM in composition. Following this, he earned an MA in sonic arts from Queen's University Belfast, where he studied with Pedro Rebelo.
Adam has enjoyed over 100 performances of his music in 20 states, as well as the UK, Canada, China, Italy, Slovenia, and Switzerland. His music has appeared on the following festivals, among others: June in Buffalo, soundSCAPE, New York Electroacoustic Music Festival, Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival, Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium, Harvest Moon, and Electronic Music Midwest. He has organized numerous contemporary music concerts in academic and non-academic settings, including those for Atlanta-based Terminus Ensemble, of which he is Co-Artistic Director.