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.

UK trip 2015!

Last year at this time, I was was feeling pretty burned out, by an unrelenting schedule of orchestra, administration, suddenlyLISTEN shows and other projects. I promised myself that I’d take some time this year. At the time I thought it was vital to my very survival, and I still think it is. It’s always been important for me to get away and just clear my head, or fill my […]

By |December 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bozzini +4 >> Derome

I am especially excited about presenting the music of Jean Derome on this concert. Jean is one of Canada’s most active and eclectic voices, and he’s a great guy! The Province of Quebec has declared 2015 L’annee Jean Derome in celebration of his 60th birthday, so it’s appropriate he be celebrated in Halifax as well! Jean has performed and had his music played here several times: Twice on the […]

By |November 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bozzini + 4 >> Wolff

This is the second in a series of three posts outlining the composers and works featured on suddenlyLISTEN’s Bozzini + 4 concert at 8pm on Tuesday, November 17 at St. Matthew’s United Church in Halifax. More information on this exciting show is found here.

Our second featured composer is Christian Wolff. Wolff is a self-taught composer (he was academically trained as a classicist, and served as professor of both classics and […]

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

Bozzini + 4 >> Cardew

This is the first in my series of articles about the composers we are performing on suddenlyLISTEN’s Bozzini + 4 concert. First: Cornelius Cardew!

The first of the pieces to be performed is Paragraph 6 of The Great Learning by Cornelius Cardew.

Cardew has a story! Born of artist parents in Britain, he studied music at the Royal Academy and later was Karlheinz Stockhausen’s assistant in Cologne from 1958 to 1960. […]

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