Neil Luck

Field of Practice:

Aural & Physical


Solitude fellowship

City, Country:

London, United Kingdom


2020, 2021


July 2022 - Mar 2023

Born in 1982.

Neil Luck is a British composer, performer, and director based in London/UK. His works frame the act of music making as something curious, weird, useful, or spectacular in and of itself.

Neil is the director of the music-theatre ensemble ARCO, and along with Federico Reuben and Adam de la Cour co-founder of squib-box, a cooperative dedicated to the production and dissemination of radical and avant-garde music.

Neil has curated a number of festivals and projects which reflect his interests in live performance and collaboration. He has also produced several radio series and programs for »Resonance FM« and »BBC Radio 3«.

He studied music at the University of Surrey, Guildford/UK (2002–2005) and the Royal College of Music, London (2005–2007), and is due to complete a PhD in early 2020 at the University of York/UK.

Prizes and awards include Tokyo Experimental Festival 2011 (prize winner), and a full WRoCAH scholarship for doctoral studies.

Recent significant projects include: Live performance and broadcast of several works at the BBC Proms Festival 2019, major work for orchestra, video, soloists, choir and audience at the London Contemporary Music Festival 2018, album of collected choral works for Musarc choir, released on the Belgian label Entr’acte (2018) and residency with AUT as part of European Capital of Culture 2017, to produce a major new collaborative city opera in Aarhus/Denmark.