Adam Stansbie

Adam Stanović (Stansbie) is a composer, performer and writer specialising in electroacoustic/acousmatic music – that is, music which involves some form of electronic mediation.

Adam started composing electroacoustic music almost 20 years ago and, since then, has composed in studios throughout Europe (including the IMEB, France, Musiques et Recherches, Belgium, VICC and EMS, Sweden, amongst others). His pieces have received numerous international awards and mentions (Bourges; Metamophoses; Destellos; Contemporanea; SYNC2015; Musica Viva) and have been released on 10 different CDs/labels (Elektramusic; Taukey; Sargasso; ICMA, amongst others). Adam has performed his music in some 500 festivals and concerts around the world.

Alongside his creative work, Adam publishes articles and book chapters. Although his written work deals with a wide range of topics (including compositional methods, analytical approaches, the nature of performance interpretation and authenticity, amongst others), he has an on-going fascination with the various ontological/phenomenological paradoxes that the electroacoustic tradition seems to produce. Adam has been lecturing on such topics for the past 10 years and is currently working at The University of Sheffield where he is Director of the MA in Sonic Arts and the MA in Composition. Adam is also one of the directors for the Composer’s Desktop Project (CDP), which launched itself as an independent company in 2014.