Adam Scott Neal is a composer whose primary inspiration is the technology of music — from traditional instruments to computers, electronics, and toys. His pieces reflect both the physical and sonic properties of instruments, as well as their shifting meanings in music and culture.
Recognized as “exquisitely crafted,” Adam’s music “draws the listener inward, encouraging intimate dialogue” (Creative Loafing). His aesthetic is post-minimal, drawing from influences such as Claude Debussy, Brian Eno, Morton Feldman, David Lang, Steve Roden, and Anton Webern.
Much of his music is for soloists and chamber ensembles, with or without electronic enhancement. He also creates fixed media audio and audio-visual works, installations, and scores for dance and film.
Adam earned a PhD at the University of Florida and previous degrees at Queen’s University Belfast and Georgia State University. Adam has enjoyed over 200 performances of his music in 10 countries. Groups for which he has composed include Bent Frequency, Beo String Quartet, Chamber Cartel, Iktus Percussion, and loadbang. His work also shows up regularly on acronymic conferences and festivals such as EMM, IHS, LAC, NACUSA, NYCEMF, SCI, and SEAMUS.
Tue25Sep20187:30 pmWright Auditorium, East Carolina University
Premiere of my wind band piece Baffin Bay, performed by the ECU Symphonic Band, which is directed by William Staub.
Mon01Oct20188:00 pmFurman University
Cecilia Kang will present a solo recital at Furman University (Greenville, SC). She is performing my piece Petrichor among other rep. I am also helping with audio-visual elements.
Fri05Oct20186:00 pmPurple Blossom Yoga Studio, Greenville, NC
Performing improvised music to an all-levels flow yoga class. $20
Sat13Oct20182:45 pmJW Marriott parq Vancouver
Height Difference Duo (Candace Neal & Stephen Ivany) will premiere my horn-trombone duo shoulder to shoulder at this conference in Vancouver, BC.
Thu18Oct20187:30 pmFletcher Music Center B110, East Carolina University
The Percussion Ensemble, directed by Jonathan Wacker, will perform discs.