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His passion for fusing his Film and TV music experience, jazz idioms, art installations and free-improvised directions creates an extremely unique landscape for the adventurous musician and listener.
Adam Smith’s musical journey is one of many different destinations and directions. Playing and performing professionally as a session musician since the age of 16. Adam has thrust himself into almost every musical situation imaginable. His perpetual passion as a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and arranger lies in his quest to elevate the essence of the moment. To use styles of music as only a foundation to project a further concurrence between the music and listener.
After spending many years developing his skills with musique concrete and modular synthesizers, his awareness of how psycho-acoustics affect a listener became an important module in his definitive sound-vision. The intensity and dynamics of live performance is also of equal polarity. Adam is well known for his long-standing association with the highly-regarded progressive metal trio Deadsea. Other projects include a duo with German avant-garde pianist Simone Weißenfels . Jazz-Fusion group Descendre with Bassist/Keyboardist Jim Tussing & Drummer Justin Campbell. A quartet with futuristic jazz keyboardist/composer Scott Steelman & Reedman Dr. Michael Cox. Touring with master Saxophonist and Poet Elliot Levin. Recently, he has also performed with Christian Howes’ Dangerous quartet w/ Drummer Reggie Jackson and Organist Bobby Floyd. Also he been performing live stereo and quadraphonic solo performances for prepared 8-track tapes & synthesizers teaming up with visual installation artists Kevin VanScoder & Stacie Sells.
He expresses his duties in a musical scenario as more of a shape-shifter. Not only within the music happening, but with what is happening in the environment the music is made in. Adam’s passion is to project a musical experience that pulls everyone into the creative energy of the moment.