John D.S. Adams



John D.S. Adams currently resides in Toronto, Canada where he is active composing, performing, producing, and recording music. During an intensively creative five years in New York City, John worked intensively with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and acted as a hands-on assistant to electronic music pioneer David Tudor. Subsequently John was requested by Tudor to realize and perform his music in the US, France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, and Taiwan. In 1998 Adams joined ranks with New York based Composers Inside Electronics to perform Tudor’s Rainforest IV at the Lincoln Center Festival


Adams has had the privilege of collaborating with some of the great musical pioneers of our time, including John Cage, Pauline Oliveros , Walter Zimmerman, Takehisa Kosugi, Steve Lacy and Stuart Dempster. He is currently affiliated with suddenlyLISTEN (Halifax based improv collective), F.F.O.B. (Toronto based multimedia/electronic ensemble) and JERK.


Adams is a sought after recording engineer, producer, and sound designer having worked on a wide variety of projects in film, music and dance. His production credits including music recording for the Cunningham Dance Foundation's award winning Beach Birds: For Camera, David Tudor's Neural Synthesis No. 6-9, the last 7 CDs for Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Anton Kuerti’s final Beethoven Piano Sonatas as well as composition/sound design for Barishnykov's White Oak Dance Project. In addition to the many independent recordings, Adams has worked with/for Sony Classical, BMG, Universal, Lovely Music (Ltd.), VOX, Analekta recording labels and artists David Matheson, Andy Stochansky, Eve Egoyan, Emilie-Claire Barlow, Kevin Fox and Neil Young.

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, 2006. For more information contact: John D.S. Adams @ (john@stonehousesound.com)
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