Norm Adams

About Norm Adams

I am a Canadian cellist, specializing in free improvised, interactive electronic and classical music. I believe in music made from listening, collaboration and interaction. I love to express the music of our ancestors and the music of my reality. I love to combine and integrate sounds: old and new, acoustic and electronic, pure and processed. I strive to find the music in all sound, getting inside a sound to find its core and expression. I believe that music made out of listening is music of the heart.

Glasgow Blog 5

I’ve jumped a day again. Each day is
quite full out here!

Monday morning we awoke before 7, (well I sort of opened my eyes, as I was in the midst of my first night of real jetlag inspired sleeplessness), cleaned up the flat and headed for the station assuming that trains north would be very crowded. (The video and images of the flooding are pretty horrific). As it turned out, our […]

By |December 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

London Blog 4

Wow I missed a day there. Yesterday was very busy, with computer work in the morning, drifting into the afternoon, and The AMM concert at night.

We’ve been talking about a few things on the computer front. The first project that came up was building a new sampler that cuts recordings into randomly accessed slices (without clicks), an improvement over the slicer I’m currently using, but not something that […]

By |December 6th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

London Blog 3

It was a productive day yesterday, begun by dragging my jetlagged butt out of bed and soaking it in strong coffee for a good period. Then (or during) computers were opened and we began to talk about new features in Max 7 and some of the new programming efficiencies they present. I’m hoping that they can wrench my linear brain out of its stupor. I tend to like to see […]

By |December 5th, 2015|Improvisation, Norman Adams, Uncategorized|0 Comments

London Blog 2

The flight and following daze was as disorienting as usual! I took the tube into central London as usual, and made the short walk to the flat in Southwark. It’s a neat neighborhood, very renovated, with cool s hops, restaurants and theatres. AND it’s a 7 minute walk to the Thames, and maybe 12 to the Tate Modern: an appropriate place to start the trip! I spent about an hour […]

By |December 4th, 2015|Improvisation, Norman Adams, touring|0 Comments