Monty Adkins

Monty Adkins’s works are out there! They have been performed in concert in Amsterdam, Arras, Banchory, Bangor, Basel, Belfast, Birmingham, Boston, Bourges, Bradford, Bristol, Brussels, Copenhagen, Córdoba, Crest, DeKalb, Gainesville, Huddersfield, Keele, Leeds, London, Manchester, Marseille, Mexico City, Miami, Middletown, Montréal, Morelia, New York City, Paris, Prague, Reims, Richmond, Rio de Janeiro, Romeoville, São Paulo, Seoul, Strasbourg, Suffolk, Toronto, Uppsala, Vancouver, Vienna and York…

Monty Adkins is a composer, performer, and professor of experimental electronic music at the University of Huddersfield (England, UK). He has created installations, concert and audio-visual works, and a number of collaborations with performers, video artists and photographers. His works have been commissioned by Ina-GRM, IRCAM, BBC Radio 3, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (HCMF), SpACE-Net, ZKM, and Sonic Arts Network (SAN), among others. For his œuvre he has been awarded over 15 international prizes including the Stockholm Electronic Arts Award (Sweden), Grand Prize at Musica Nova (Prague, Czech Republic), and five prizes at the Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Competition (France).

Having read music at Pembroke College (Cambridge, England, UK) where he studied French mediaeval and Italian Renaissance music, Adkins then studied electronic music with Jonty Harrison at the University of Birmingham where he performed across Europe with the Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre (BEAST), and Simon Waters at the University of East Anglia (Norwich, England, UK). Monty Adkins is also active as a writer and concert curator. He completed his first book in 2011 on the relationship between art and music (Shibusa — Extracting Beauty) and a second on the music of Roberto Gerhard in 2013 (Ashgate).

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Monty Adkins

[Mathew Adkins]

Leamington (England, UK), 1972

Residence: Huddersfield (England, UK)

  • Composer

On the web

Monty Adkins [Photo: Terry Adkins, Huddersfield (England, UK), 2014]
Monty Adkins [Photo: Terry Adkins, Huddersfield (England, UK), 2014]

Calendar

Broadcasts

Date Work Program
January 8, 2019 Monty Adkins, Terri Hron, Lepidoptera: Anisoptera (2014-15) Indiedrome / Radio Panik 105.4 (Belgium)
May 7, 2018 Monty Adkins, Pagan Circus (1996-97) Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
May 17, 2017 Monty Adkins, Terri Hron, Lepidoptera: Zygoptera (2014-15) Martian Gardens #885 / Global Community Radio Channel 2 (USA)
March 23, 2017 Monty Adkins, Terri Hron, Lepidoptera (2014-15) Radio Horizon 93.9 (South Africa)
March 18, 2017 Monty Adkins, Terri Hron, Lepidoptera: Saturniid (2014-15) Martian Gardens #878 / Global Community Radio Channel 2 (USA)
March 2, 2017 Monty Adkins, Terri Hron, Lepidoptera: Anisoptera (2014-15) Martian Gardens #877 / Global Community Radio Channel 2 (USA)
October 10, 2016 Monty Adkins, Melt (1994) Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
June 19, 2016 Monty Adkins, Terri Hron, Lepidoptera: Lepidoptera [movement] (2014-15) The Sound Projector Radio Show: There’s Nothing to Say / Resonance 104.4 FM (UK)
June 17, 2016 Monty Adkins, Terri Hron, Lepidoptera (2014-15) Radio Horizon 93.9 (South Africa)
June 12, 2016 Monty Adkins, Terri Hron, Lepidoptera: Anisoptera (2014-15) Génération BiP_HOp / Radio Grenouille 88.8 (France)
June 11, 2016 Monty Adkins, Terri Hron, Lepidoptera: Anisoptera (2014-15) Génération BiP_HOp / Campus Grenoble 90.8 (France)
June 10, 2016 Monty Adkins, Terri Hron, Lepidoptera: Anisoptera (2014-15) Génération BiP_HOp / Jet FM 91.2 (France)

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