A medley of my past and current collaborations
Engaging in collaborative, innovative activities in the musical community is at the heart of Róisín Adams’ artistic practice. She regularly collaborates with visual artists, poets, puppeteers, filmmakers and dancers.
As an improvisor Róisín has performed with Ron Samworth, Clyde Reed, Sina Ettehad, Kevin Romain, Erika Angel, and Lyle Hopkins.
As a bandmate Róisín currently plays with drummer Kevin Romain’s project Enemy Pigeon. In 2016, her composition Chimera, written in collaboration with poet Jude Neale, had its world debut performed by pianist Rachel Iwaasa and mezzosoprano Catherine Laub, at the Queer Arts Festival as a part of the Art Song Lab.
As a curator Róisín created and facilitated the Here and NOW Series, an experimental music series that presented cutting edge Vancouver improvisors from all disciplines and instrumentations. Running from 2014-2016, each performance featured a member of one of the NOW Society ensembles with emerging artists from the community and from local post secondary institutions such as UBC, CAPU, SFU, VCC and more.
Adams channels Hildegard’s ethereal approach to music, while adding a unique flavour to her compositions…
Photo Credit: Parham Pashaci, Roisin Adams