Arthur Keegan Bole

Arthur Keegan-Bole is a composer of new concert music based in Bristol, U.K. where he studied with Neal Farwell and John Pickard. His music features both instrumental and mixed (instrumental + electronic) works for the concert platform.

His music cross-pollinates approaches to electronic and instrumental musics and is performer and audience-focused. He aims to create expressive music that performers enjoy playing and emotive, immersive listening experiences for audiences. His works have been broadcast on BBC radio 3 and performed across the U.K. and in the United States and Canada by performers such as the Ligeti Quartet, Joby Burgess, the London Symphony Orchestra (chamber series) and Ensemble Musikfabrik.

His first opera The Interrogation of Adam Pollo (premiered at Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival in 2012) was awarded a Director's Choice Award from the Boston Metro Opera Company in 2014 and his most performed work, Nocturne No. 1 for guitar and electronics, was written whilst resident at the Eastman School of Music, New York. His piece for solo harp Haiku for Calumet St is published by Poppy Harp Publishing.

Alongside composing Arthur produces concerts of, and podcasts about, new music. He is active as a producer, sound engineer and conductor. He teaches composition at the University of Bristol and Middlesex University and may also be found making chess sets or playing cricket.

The SCA online database currently lists no scores by Arthur Keegan Bole.

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