Work Highlights (click title)
STARPERMEABLE - studio album, acoustic ensemble and field recordings.
If You're Going to Dance Don't Hide Your Face - for acoustic guitars, objects, electronics
daily bread - remote recording project
The Dust of The Well - for string trio, percussion, electronics
at (there , there) - percussion, field recordings, electronics
this time reddening (Lupines will Abound) - music for film
Lightporous world - piano and percussion quartet
album forthcoming winter 2020
The potential that a star may shine.
As a faint light in the corner.
As a constellation of melodies.
A collection of melodies. The melody is an expression for, and of, the particular (individual) and the universal (ensemble in unison). These melodies exist between and through these poles - as a tension is also always a potential. At every moment the melody is heard, at no point entirely realized, because it emerges only in this multifaceted way. The melody, made audible in each individual rendering, is nevertheless distinct from that rendering. Such a situation not only accepts difference wherever it arises - it rejoices in it: for here, difference simply means harmony. A harmony which is not flattening but which rearticulates a process of individuation. Here, melody constantly crystallizes into harmony; harmony constantly unfolds as melody.
Like a constellation of stars; or, in the direction of a tree.
To the memory of Moshe Matias (1925-2020).
Juan Marroquin, flute
Kanoa Ichiyanagi, viola
Zaq Kenefick, harmonica
Dylan Marx, guitar
Kristyna Svihalkova, percussion
Adam Zuckerman, composition, recording, mixing
If You're Going to Dance Don't Hide Your Face
Acoustic guitars , objects , electronics
by Adam Zuckerman and Daniel Meyer
remote recording project
Separately isolated due to the pandemic, we decided that we would record every day for a month. Beginning in April (2020) we recorded for one minute every evening at 20:20, simply keeping in mind the fact that we were mutually engaged in this daily activity. No coordination was made beyond this simple prompt: no preconceived idea of what we would record, how it might relate to each other's recordings, nor how these would develop over the course of the month.
At the end of the project, we made several versions: one which renders every day's recordings, layered together, on after the next; another which was generated with a max patch. The latter is heard below.
To the dust of the well. or
(confiding a shadow)
for strings, performer, electronic playback
A string trio sits on one side of a space.
A stone is played on the other side of the space.
Field recordings through transducers mounted on drums play back on the remaining sides of the space.
Premiered by WasteLAnd Ensemble at Art-Share LA on August 10, 2019
Adrianne Pope, violin
Linnea Powell, viola
Ashely Walters, cello
Brian Griffeath-Loeb, stone
at ( there , there )
Taylor Long, percussion, recordings
Adam Zuckerman, objects, recordings, assemblage
Lupines Will Abound
Music for a film
An observational documentary film by Cody Edison which - in Cody's words - explores the shifting environmental impact of the fires on the iconic Souther California citrus farm in Ventura County. The camera saunters through a burn zone as one looks back and forward, and listens to a landscape of scorched abundance entrenched in memories.
For more info on Cody's website, click here.
for piano and percussion quartet
This piece reflects a distant, obscured world, and the glimmers of light that emanate from it.
Premiered at the Yarn/Wire Institute
Ning Yu, piano
Andrew Anderson, piano
Ancel Neeley, percussion
Boyce Jeffries, percussion