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.

    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 Orjan Sandred. He completed his Bachelors of Music at the University of Victoria in Victoria, BC where he studied composition with Christopher Butterfield, Daniel Peter Biro, 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.


    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.