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Nolan Krell is a composer and guitarist living on the traditional territories of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples (Victoria, BC). His music examines the intersections and boundaries of musical physicality with specific attention given to sensitive, challenging, and reductive sounds. He is interested in how notation affects the plurality of performance via information saturation and the grounding of notation in movement. Each piece of his is a question or exploration into some facet(s) of musicality and physicality. As a guitarist, he has worked extensively in the Victoria area as a member of the Victoria Composers Collective, specializing in performing and premiering new and contemporary music on both acoustic and electric instruments. Nolan completed his Masters of Music at the University of Manitoba in
Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he studied composition and electronic music with Gordon Fitzell and Örjan Sandred. He completed his Bachelors of Music at the University of Victoria in Victoria, BC. He studied composition and theory with Christopher Butterfield, Dániel Péter Biró, and John Celona, and guitar performance with Alexander Dunn. In the recent past, he has also received individual lessons from
Richard Ayres, Detlef Heusinger, Samir Odeh-Tamimi, Martijn Padding, Marc Sabat, Linda Catlin Smith, and Owen Underhill. His music has been performed by Quatuor Bozzini, Orkest de Ereprijs, Heather Roche, Samuel Cedillo, the University of Manitoba Symphony Orchestra, and the University of Victoria Symphony Orchestra, among others. His music has been performed across Canada and in Mexico, France, The Netherlands, and Estonia.