Preface: The Soundcloud link is a recording I did while composing, or improvising, or experimenting, or whatever. After I did that, I wrote this while it was uploading. Many of these ideas appeared during that time. Anyway, I have no idea whether this is indicative of the way the improvised piece I play at the Firehouse will sound, but I found it interesting enough to listen to it again a few times and share it here.
by Jillián Robb
Daniel and Adam wrote another piece. That’s the short version, and it’s perpetually true.
Daniel and Adam wrote a piece of music for the 2012 Cultural Olympiad, using orchestration for chamber orchestra, percussion, iPad, and Wii-mote, to be performed simultaneously by artists in three different countries. That’s only the beginning of the long version, and that’s the point where most people start to look at me funny.
by Jillián Robb
I’m sure many of you have been wondering what Adam has been up to in the land of sky scrapers and hellish traffic. That answer is multi-fold, but today we’re going to take a look at his work with Pioneers Go East Co. They’re putting on a multimedia theatre installation called S 16 Luna Nera, based on an early 20th century Italian novel, and they brought Adam on board to design the soundscape.
Now, I say “design the soundscape” instead of “write the music” because this project encompassed more than just musical phrases and ideas. The piece is about miners who are so isolated that some have never even seen the moon. As explained on S 16’s site, “the world is created with smoke, seen through plastic screens and mirrors, using live camera feeds projected on actors’ bodies to create an intimate experience of the desperation and psychological isolation of sulfur miners.”