Since completing Bachelors and Masters degrees in Music Composition at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Adam Bell has been undertaking a PhD in Music at Brunel University under the supervision of Christopher Fox. His research has focused on the formulation of a unified aesthetic, a Quantum Music, from which all his works must adhere. Aligned with the high modernist works of the post-1945 integral serial composers of the First Darmstadt School, Milton Babbitt, Iannis Xenakis and the so-called ‘New Complexity’ composers (et al.), Adam’s works seek a pureness of abstraction through the application of point-gestures to determine macro- and micro-level parametric assignments. Most recently, in June 2015 Adam’s Two-Slit Experiments for solo piano (2010) received its world premier by the acclaimed pianist Ian Pace at the City Summer Sounds Festival, City University London.
Modern Minima Moralia Project
By Adam Bell
Tonality, or music that employs key signatures to derive the pitched and harmonic material in a given work, represents a society that gives greater importance to... Read More...