Adam Mirza

I am a PhD candidate in Music Composition and Theory in New York University’s Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS) Music Department.

My composing and scholarship focus on the dynamic aspects of musical performance, including physical gesture, theatrical interactions and performance after technology. My work is influenced by several thinkers and musicians, including Hannah Arendt, Helmut Lachenmann, and members of the NYC new music and experimental jazz scene. I am the founder and co-director of the new music organization, Amp New Music.

I have worked closely with several NYC-based ensembles including Loadbang, Mivos String Quartet, JACK Quartet, ArgentoLongleash Piano Trio and the New Thread Saxophone Quartet. In 2013, I was a guest composer at the Zurich Tage für Neue Musik (Zurich New Music Days) for my work Partial Knowledge: Situational Ethics.

I also do freelance work in concert audio and video documentation.

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