Composer Arthur Keegan-Bole
Arthur Keegan-Bole is a composer of concert music based between Bristol and London, U.K. He writes both instrumental and mixed (instrumental + electronic) music for the concert platform. His works have been performed across the UK, the US and Canada and broadcast on BBC Radio 3, played by performers such as the Ligeti Quartet, Lotte Betts-Dean, Joby Burgess, the London Symphony Orchestra and Ensemble Musikfabrik.
Alongside composing Arthur is active as a conductor and sound engineer. He teaches composition at Middlesex University and may also be found making chess sets or playing cricket.

The Walk - Arthur Keegan-Bole

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His music cross-pollinates approaches to electronic and instrumental musics and is performer and audience-focused. He aims to create expressive music that performers enjoy playing and emotive, immersive listening experiences for audiences.
His first opera The Interrogation of Adam Pollo was awarded a Director's Choice Award from the Boston Metro Opera Company in 2014 and his most performed work, Nocturne No. 1 for guitar and electronics, was written whilst on a residency at the Eastman School of Music, New York. He is a current recipient of the Paul Hamlyn Award. ​​
Recent performances


Veteris Vestigia Flamae
A song cycle setting Hardy's Poems of 1912-13 for mezzo-sop and guitar - 2020
An ongoing collaboration with Lotte Betts-Dean (mezzo-soprano). The cycle was started in May 2019 with The Walk, Rain on a Grave, was written whilst on a Wild Plum Arts/ Britten/Pears Foundation residency premiered in December 2019
Completion of the set is scheduled for 2020/21

Lullaby Haiku - A. Keegan-Bole

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Music Response to Art

Three Duets; Responses to Liz Larkin Paintings (vln., vla.)
Mandhira De Saram, violin, Richard Jones, viola 2018
The Walk - Arthur Keegan-Bole

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Lullaby Haiku
Commissioned by Severnside Composer Alliance. ​Composed over Christmas 2020

Arthur Keegan-Bole: Three Duets; Responses to Paintings by Liz Larkin.

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