John D.S. Adams/ Sound Design
Multi Juno Award winning recording engineer John D.S. Adams has been passionate about sound for 30 years. His artistic collaborations vary widely across the disciplines of recording, design and performance. As a recording engineer Adams has worked with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Jane Bunnett, Anton Kuerti, Yo Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax, The Getty Center, Kevin Fox, James Ehnes, John Cage, and Neil Young to name a few. Adams' sound designs have been commissioned by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Blue Rider Ensemble, composer Peter Hatch, and Barishnykov’s White Oak Dance Project. A specialist in experimental electronic music, Adams has performed throughout the world from the Paris Opera Garnier to the Lincoln Centre, and had the privilege of working with some of the great musical pioneers of our time, including John Cage, Walter Zimmerman, Takehisa Kosugi, Steve Lacy, Stuart Dempster, and Pauline Oliveros. Adams worked with the ground breaking Merce Cunningham Dance Company from 1991 to 1996, and subsequently with Composers Inside Electronics, EHRES (Oliveros, Ione, Adams), suddenly LISTEN music, and a multitude of cutting edge improv based ensembles. He recently was the Senior Recording Engineer, at The Banff Centre, Canada, a renowned cross-roads for artists and cultural leaders in performing, literary, new media, and visual arts.
John D.S. Adams photo by Grace Adams