When and Where Details

May 24, 2016
1313 Hollis Street, Halifax

suddenlyLISTEN presents Xavier

suddenlyLISTEN presents important improvisers in concert: Xavier Charles (France), Franz Hautzinger (Austria) and Eric Normand (Quebec) with Adams as well!

More information

May 13 and 14, 2016
The DANSpace, Halifax

suddenlyLISTEN presents The Cello of Mr. O

A remount of the popular multi generational, multi media show based on the book by Jane Cutler, featuring performances by Karen Bassett, Jacinte Armstrong, Adams, with composition by Naylor, projections by Pearse and direction by Pitsiavas.

More information

May 5, 2016
St David's Presbyterian Church, Halifax

suddenlyLISTEN presents The C/A/P Trio

The Crofts Adams Pearse Trio performs graphich scores by Cormier, Brown and Hynes

More information

March 9, 201
The Bus Stop Theatre, Halifax

suddenlyLISTEN presents Ben Grossman in Hurdy Gurdy

suddenlyLISTEN presents Ben Grossman improvising with Auger, Adams and Gray

More information

January 9, 2016
The Sir James Dunn Theatre, Halifax

Norm with Symphony Nova Scotia

Norm performs The Nameless Hour by Norman Symonds

December 10, 2015
The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow, UK

Norm in Glasgow

The UK tour continues/concludes as Norm plays with Adam Linson (Glasgow: bass) and Nick Fells (Glasgow: electronics) in Glasgow!

More information

December 4, 2015
i'klectik, London, UK

Norm on INTERLACE Series with Lexer and Kanngiesser

Norm plays duos with Sebastian Lexer (Glasgow: piano +) and Ute Kanngiesser (London: cello) in London!

More information

November 17, 2015
St. Matthews United Church, Halifax, NS

suddenlyLISTEN presents Bozzini Quartet + 4

suddenlyLISTEN presents the esteemed Quatuor Bozzini (Montreal) with Lemieux, Destaultels, Sayle and Adams in performances of Cardew Derome, and Wolff.

More information

November 13, 2015
Lunenburg, NS

Arthur Bull book launch at Lexicon Books

Norm joins poet and guitarist Arthur Bull (Digby Neck NS) to perform "The Bird Project" and launch Arthur's new book of poetry "Woodlot".

More information

October 4, 2015
1313 Hollis St. Halifax, NS

suddenlyLISTEN presents Pedersen, Dulberger and Adams

Norm joins Craig Pedersen (Montreal: trumpet) and Shayna Dulberger (Brooklyn NY: bass) for a set, in preparation for a new recording.

More information

June 5 to 7, 2015
Prince George, BC

Casse Tete, a Festival of Experimental Music,

Norm will be a featured artist at Casse Tete, playing a concert and leading workshops!

More information

Tuesday, May 12 @ 8pm
The Bus Stop Theatre, Halifax, NS


HermitoftheWoods (aka Michael McGuire) – words
Norm Adams – cello
Lukas Pearse – bass
D’Arcy Gray – percussion

suddenlyLISTEN presents Hermitofthewoods, Halifax's hip hop historian! and spoken word artist, in action!

More information

March 30 to April 6, 2015 
Halifax, Montreal Victoria, Vancouver, Hamilton, Guelph and Toronto

Crofts/Adams/Pearse Trio and Gerry Hemingway

Norman Adams - cello
Tim Crofts - piano
Lukas Pearse - bass
Gerry Hemingway - percussion

Norm tours across Canada with C/A/P and the great American/Swiss drummer Hemingway!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
The Bus Stop Theatre, Halifax, NS


Pierre-Yves Martel - viola da gamba/objects/feedback
Norman Adams - cello
Andrew Jackson - trombone

Norm plays in suddenlyLISTEN concert with Pierre Yves Martel and Andrew Jackson

More information

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Shattering the Silence Festival, Wolville, NS

NBG Ensemble at The Anvil

Norm plays with the NBG Ensemble at Acadia University's Shattering the Silence New Music Festival

More information

Friday, January 9, 2015 @ 8:15pm
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

Adams and Waterman at Open Waters Festival

Ellen Waterman - flutes
Norman Adams - cello

Ellen and Norm perform for the first time together on Alternating Currents at Open Waters. We share so much in common, I think the meeting will be wonderful to listen to!

More information

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
The Bus Stop Theatre, Halifax, NS

Les Mains de Son

Magali Babin – electronics, etc
Geordie Haley – guitar
Norm Adams – cello/objects
Arthur Bull – guitar

Norm joins Montreal sound artist Magali Babin in concert with Arthur Bull and Geordie Haley

More information

Friday, November 7 to Sunday, November 9
Memorial University, St. John's NF

StringFest 2014

Norman is special guest to lead session in ensemble improvisation and to facilitate the collective creation of a new piece for the students to perform.

Saturday, November 1, 2014 @ 8pm
Truro, NS

Adams and MacKelvie 

Andrew MacKelvie- saxophone
Norman Adams - cello/processing

Andrew and Norm perform at a venue in Truro! More info to follow I promise!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 @ 8pm
St. Matthews United Church, Halifax, NS


Tim Crofts - piano
Sam Shalabi - guitar/oud
Norman Adams - cello

suddenlyLISTEN presents Sam Shalabi, one of Canada's, and Egypt's great creators !

More information