Canadian composer David Adamcyk (b.1977) creates musical works for the concert hall as well as for the theatrical stage. He has recently completed a doctorate in composition McGill University in Montreal and has participated in Ircam’s composition cursus in Paris. His interest in technology has pushed him to explore various ways to combine electronic devices with acoustic instruments, and has also allowed him to assist or collaborate with composers such Martin Matalon, Philippe Leroux, and Denys Bouliane, in addition to working with various ensembles throughout north America. David has taken part in the Nouvelles Rencontres composition program at Domaine Forget, in St-Iréné, and was selected for the National Arts Center's Young Composers program in Ottawa. He has won four prizes at the SOCAN Foundation composer’s competition, two of which ranked 1st place, and was also one of the five finalists in the CBC/SRC Evolution composition competition.
Future plans include a large scale composition for the Quasar
sax quartet in collaboration with composer Analia Ludgar and visual artist Carole Simmard Laflamme
, featuring a multi-channel audio setup placed within the Laflamme's hanging installation entitled La robe Cathédrale
; a new chamber music work for the Talea Ensemble
in New York; and a series of short made-for-video new music-theater works. David is currently an adjunct professor at Columbia University.