Artist in Residence
Percussionist and performer Adam Rosenblatt has a penchant for finding uncommon ways to present and perform contemporary music. He has a keen interest for growing an interdisciplinary performance practice, believing that a mix of media and art forms can speak directly and powerfully and address current issues. Adam performs a repertoire that frequently occupies a grey area between music, theater, dance, sound installation, and performance art.
Between 2012 and 2016, Adam frequently performed with the Ictus Ensemble in Brussels, Belgium, appearing in their productions throughout Belgium, and abroad in Berlin, Lisbon, and Lille. Adam is a founding member of QuaQuaQua, a new percussion trio that focuses on the ambiguous space between musical and theatrical performance. In April 2017, QuaQuaQua mounted their first full production, GODLY CHAOS, at the Baltimore Theatre Project. Created as a theatrical concert, GODLY CHAOS included works of contemporary music that were reimagined and staged as theater pieces, including some works that utilized cutting-edge motion capture technologies.
Adam has recently performed at The Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens, Greece; Berghain in Berlin with experimental duo Matmos; The Banff Centre for the Arts as part of the Concerts in the 21st Century residency; BOZAR in Brussels, Belgium to perform a work for drum set, electronics, and motion sensors for school children; and National Sawdust in Brooklyn as part of their 2017 percussion festival. Additionally, Adam has performed in numerous festivals, including Maerzmusik in Berlin, Borealis in Bergen, Norway, Ars Musica in Brussels, and IRCAM’s Manifeste in Paris, France.
Adam received a Bachelor of Music degree from the Peabody Institute, a Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music, and an Advanced Master’s in Contemporary Chamber Music from Hogeschool Gent’s School of Arts in Gent, Belgium.