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Professor Neal Farwell

Professor Neal Farwell

Professor Neal Farwell
BA (Cantab.), MMus, PhD, MA (Cantab)

Professor of Composition
Head of School

Victoria Rooms,
Queens Road, Clifton BS8 1SA
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 954 6079
Tel. +44 (0) 117 3314061

Research summary

Neal Farwell composes music for instruments and voices, for the “acousmatic” fixed medium, and for the meeting points of human players and live electronics. His work is commissioned by notable performers and performed internationally. Current projects include a co-commission by Trio Sonore and the Brigstow Institute of the University of Bristol, Gravity's Horizon for flute, cello, piano and live electronics; a two-part work for choir and for ensemble, which meet through electronic intervention; and a large-scale work for multi-channel fixed media. Recent key works include Solaire (2016) for Ensemble Variances, Paris; Rain From Other Seasons (2014), for Trio Aporia ...

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Neal Farwell gained his PhD in composition from the University of East Anglia, studying with Simon Waters. In 1998 he moved to the USA as a Knox Fellow at Harvard University where he studied with Bernard Rands and Mario Davidovsky, and with David Rakowski at Brandeis University. Since January 2002, Neal has taught at the University of Bristol, where he is Reader in Composition and Director of the Composition and Recording Studios. 

Neal is active also as a conductor, and works regularly with the Bristol University Symphony Orchestra and the University New Music Ensemble. His repertoire includes composers as ...

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