Adam Stanović

Adam Stanović’s works reach out! They have been performed in concert in Belfast, Birmingham, Brussels, Corfu, Gwangju, Hsinchu, Kingston upon Hull, Leeds, Leuk, Ljubljana, London, Manchester, Mexico City, Milan, Montréal, Morelia, San Francisco, Saragossa, Sheffield, Strasbourg, Valdivia, Vienna, Yekaterinburg and York…

Adam Stanović ( Stansbie) started composing electronic music over twenty years ago. Initial experiments with tape recorders and a four-track mini-disc player led him to read music and technology at both Leeds College of Music (England, UK) and University of Leeds (England, UK), where he was introduced to computer music by Dale Jonathan Perkins. During this time, he started to enjoy international performances of his musical works, and he ultimately graduated with a university prize for outstanding achievement. Adam Stanović went on to complete a PhD at City University London (England, UK), where he devoted himself to acousmatic music under the supervision and guidance of Denis Smalley.

Nowadays, Adam Stanović’s music continues to employ a fixed-medium. Rather than purely acousmatic, however, his recent works have also included instruments, electronics, film, and animation. In all such cases, his musical works explore relations between pitch and noise. Still, it is the ongoing fascination with musical form that occupies the primary focus of his compositional attention.

To date, this fascination has helped him to win prizes, residencies and mentions at competitions around the world, including: Bourges (France); Métamorphoses (Belgium); Destellos (Argentina); Contemporanea (Italy); SYNC (Russia); Música Viva (Portugal); Musica Nova (Czech Republic); and KEAR (USA).

Many of these pieces have been composed in studios around the world, including those of the IMEB (France); Musiques & Recherches (Belgium); VICC (Sweden); EMS (Sweden); Leeds College of Music (UK); CMMAS (Mexico); Holst House (UK); Mise-En_Place Bushwick (USA); Bowling Green State University (USA); Sydney Conservatorium of Music (Australia).

Adam Stanović’s music has been performed in over 400 festivals and concerts around the world, including many solo concerts of his own music. Further to this, he is regularly invited to talk about electronic music, and has given lectures and presentations at many world-leading universities and conservatoires. As with his numerous journal articles and book chapters, Adam Stanović’s talks often address compositional methods and aesthetic preoccupations, analytical approaches to electronic music, the nature of performance interpretation and authenticity, the nature of digitized music, and reflections on the many philosophical quandaries that electronic music seems to produce.

In 2016, Adam Stanović co-founded the British ElectroAcoustic Network (BEAN), alongside James Andean, with the intention of representing British electroacoustic music overseas. The network was subsequently affiliated with the International Confederation of Electroacoustic Music (CIME). He is currently a director of the Composer’s Desktop Project (CDP), and he was Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences (IJAHSS) between 2015 and ’18. Adam Stanović has lectured at various institutions, and is currently Senior Lecturer at The University of Sheffield (England, UK), where he directs the MA Composition, the MA Sonic Arts, and supervises a range of PhD students.

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Adam Stanović

Leeds (England, UK), 1981

Residence: Sheffield (England, UK)

  • Composer

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Adam Stanović [Photo: Bea Borgers, Ohain (Belgium), October 24, 2018]
Adam Stanović [Photo: Bea Borgers, Ohain (Belgium), October 24, 2018]

Calendar

Broadcasts

Date Work Program
January 21, 2019 Adam Stanović, Metallurgic (2015) Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
January 21, 2019 Adam Stanović, Inam (2016) Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
January 7, 2019 Adam Stanović, Metallurgic (2015) Fantaasia / Klassikaraadio (Estonia)
January 3, 2019 Adam Stanović, Metallurgic (2015) Amplitudes: musique concrète, électroacoustique / Radio Campus Paris (France)
December 21, 2018 Adam Stanović, Metallurgic (2015) Electronic Therapy / Radio Mercure 93 FM (France)
November 16, 2018 Adam Stanović, Metallurgic (2015) El Réanimator #1273 / RCV Lille 99 FM (France)
November 6, 2018 Adam Stanović, Metallurgic (2015) Klangwelten / Eldoradio (Germany)
June 18, 2018 Adam Stanović, Foundry Flux (2015) Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
March 4, 2018 Adam Stanović, Ctrl c (2016) Musique d’avenir: Ars Electronica Forum Wallis 2017 / RTS (Switzerland)
October 3, 2016 Adam Stanović, Ctrl c (2016) Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)

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