Wo[v]en / Wo[m]en


At a residency in Fall 2017 at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Adams began a new project (and her first electroacoustic work) to honour the life of pioneering electronic music composer Ann Southam. Wo[v]en / Wo[m]en premiered at the Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives at the Banff Centre as a part of the Women in Music celebration in February 2018. In April 2018, Wo[v]en / Wo[m]en was expanded upon and presented as a collaborative dance piece, Remnants, performed by Adams and contemporary dancer Renée Sigouin. Adams will compose a collection of ten electroacoustic/acoustic piano pieces with a feminist lens, inspired by composer Ann Southam.

Minimalist, iterative compositions remind me of ‘women’s work’ – repetitive, monotonous tasks such as knitting and cleaning that nevertheless sustain life
Ann Southam