Composer, performer, improvisor, and sound artist based in Los Angeles, California.
Adam Zuckerman is a musician who works with acoustic, electronic, and environmental media in the form of scores, recordings, performances, and installations. He is involved in the construction of sonic worlds which unfold sound in its inherent, abstract beauty, and takes particular interest in musical structures, frameworks, and performance situations which engage the way sound and listening shape perceptual thresholds of time and space as well as situate memory and narrative. In this way the music is infused with themes which explore the modalities of the human condition and hopes to offer a glimpse into the vastness of our sonic experience.
Recent projects include: STARPERMEABLE, a studio album collecting melodies and environmental recordings, to be released in 2021 on Nueni Records ; and for my neighbor, written for a violinist-neighbor as a way to use their instrument to explore listening and playing during at-home quarantine life.
Adam's work has been performed and/or presented by individuals, ensembles, and organizations such as Arts Letters & Numbers, Blanton Museum of Art, Coaxial Arts, Distat Terra Festival, Facere Collective, High Desert Soundings, L.A. Electroacoustic Ensemble (LAEE), Quartetto Maurice, Unwrinkled Ear Concert Series, wasteLAnd Ensemble, Yarn/Wire, and others.
In addition to collaborations with other musicians. Adam has worked with visual artists, writers, filmmakers, and choreographers - most recently having composed and recorded the music for Lupines Will Abound, a film by Cody Edison which through poetic documentation explores the impact of fires on the environment of Southern California. For nearly a decade Adam has taught music lessons in guitar, piano, composition, and theory both privately and in group settings of people in all age groups. In 2019 Adam joined the team at Soap Ear, a quarterly online journal dedicated to sound.
Adam attended the Bard College and Conservatory of Music where he received a B.A. in Ancient Greek studies and a B.M. in music composition. Following graduation he was invited to attend the Kunstuniversität in Graz, Austria. Adam returned to Los Angeles in 2018 and in 2019 entered the MFA program in Experimental Sound Practices at CalArts.