Nolan Krell is a composer of experimental music living in Victoria, BC, Canada. 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 and resultant listening experience. His music has been performed by Quatuor Bozzini, Orkest de Ereprijs, Heather Roche, Quasar quatuor de saxophones, and the University of Manitoba Symphony Orchestra among others.
While studying at UVic, he has been the recipient of the Martlet Music Award for Excellence in Advanced Composition (2014/2015), the Murray Adaskin Prize in Music Composition (2014/2015) and the Mary M. & Erich P. Schwandt Scholarship (2013/2014 and 2014/2015) for his academic achievements. In February 2015, he participated in the 21st international Young Composers Meeting in Apeldoorn (The Netherlands) and composed a work for the Orkest de Ereprijs. In May 2015, he attended the Bozzini Lab 2015 at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC, and composed a new work for the Quatuor Bozzini. In June 2016, he participated in the inaugural Toronto Creative Music Lab (TCML) and composed a new work for the event.