is a composer, performer, and lecturer of electronic music. He was born in 1972 in Leamington, England. He was introduced to electronic and acousmatic music during his music studies at Pembroke College, Cambridge. After he graduated from Cambridge in 1993 he pursued postgraduate research in electronic music at the University of Birmingham with Jonty Harrison and later at the University of East Anglia with Simon Waters.
He first came to international attention in 1995 with two works: Melt and Clothed in the Soft Horizon which were awarded the Stockholm Electronic Arts Award, Prix de Residence
at Bourges and the Grand Prix of Musica Nova Prague. He has since been awarded prizes at the Bourges International Competition in 1997, 1999 and 2001; Luigi Russolo Competition in 1994, 2000 and 2001
as well as at EAR'95, and Musica Nova 1996.
He was a member of the Birmingham
Electroacoustic Sound Theatre from 1993 -1995 and a Director of the Sonic Arts Network of Great Britain between 1995-1997. In 1998 he became co-artistic Director of the Electric Spring Festival in
Huddersfield, and is co-founder of the recently formed multimedia group r.a.r.e. experimental.
His works have been broadcast and performed worldwide and have been featured in numerous
international festivals including the Bourges Synthese 1995 & 1997 (France), the Aspekte Festival (Austria), Futura (France), the Stockholm Electronic Arts Festival (Sweden), A.C.M.C. (New
Zealand), I.C.M.C. (China) Symposium VII (Brazil).
T R A C K L I S T: 1. Mapping (14:20) 2. Melt (11:45) 3. Pagen Circus (14:25) 4. Deepfield (12:30) 5. Clothed in the Soft Horizon(13:22)
6. Breaking (3:06) 7. Liquid Neon (3:07)
Credits: All tracks composed and performed by Mathew Adkins.
(C) & (P) 2002 MPS Music & Video.
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