Róisín Adams

Pianist / Composer

“This City” by Róisín Adams

“Is the sound of traffic music?” writes John Cage in his collection of essays and lectures entitled Silence. This City taps into the unceasing motion that is undoubtedly perpetuated by the city and it’s inhabitants. Capturing the day’s cyclical energy, it is divided into three movements: I – Daytime, II – Evening, III – Dawn. This video showcases half of Hildegard’s Ghost, Elisa Thorn on harp and Róisín Adams on piano, performing at the beautiful Pyatt Hall as a part of Sonic Boom Festival, 2014.

Piano: Róisín Adams, Harp: Elisa Thorn

Though classically trained from a young age in Royal Conservatory of Music, Róisín Adams’ artistic interests lie at the expansive intersection of composed and improvised music. To inform her contemporary music practice, she instigates innovative, interdisciplinary activities in the musical community with diverse artists from many disciplines including visual arts, poetry, puppetry, filmmaking and dance.