PIANO/SOUND ART

Adrian completed undergrad music studies at City University London under electro-acoustic composers Denis Smalley and Simon Emmerson, taking piano lessons at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and graduating in 2001.
He 
gained an LRSM piano performance diploma in 2015 and finished masters studies in Sonic Arts at Oxford Brookes University with Patrick Farmer in 2020. 


Recent piano/organ performances include the Norwich based Voice Project as pianist and improviser working alongside jazz Saxophonist Andy Sheppard, Norwegian Trumpet player Arve Henriksen and pedal steel player B.J. Cole. Most recently performing site-specific pieces 'Lost and Found' at City Hall Norwich, creating a 40 minute improvised Bartok-esque prelude, and the nocturnal  ‘Arms of Sleep’ co-comissioned by Brighton Festival and the Norfolk and Norwich Festival featuring improvisations and recitals of pieces by Chopin and Liszt.

Initiating Confluence Project, a multi-media piano improvisation performance project in 2016, Adrian worked with sound artist Bill Vine, performing at The ‘Cello Factory Southbank London, Anteros Arts Foundation Norwich, and Cley Calling Festival, North Norfolk. The project enabled exploratory lessons with leading pianist/improviser Alexander Hawkins. 

​Confluence has expanded following sound art studies to include a field recording practice based on river and water systems and instrumental response using dual pianos, microtonal tuning systems, preparations and extended techniques - this new work is titled Watermark.

 

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