Adam Vidiksis

Adam Vidiksis
Composer, Conductor, Percussionist, Improvisor, Technologist


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About

Adam Vidiksis is a composer, conductor, percussionist, improviser, and technologist based in Philadelphia whose music often explores social structures, science, and the intersection of humankind with the machines we build. Critics have called his music “mesmerizing”, “dramatic”, “striking” (Philadelphia Weekly), “notable”, “catchy” (WQHS), “magical” (Local Arts Live), and “special” (Percussive Notes), and have noted that Vidiksis provides “an electronically produced frame giving each sound such a deep-colored radiance you could miss the piece’s shape for being caught up in each moment” (Philadelphia Inquirer).

Performed by
Black Sea Symphony, Omaha Symphony, Zephyrs Duo, NowHere Festival, National Endowment for the Arts, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Electroacoustic Barn Dance, New Music Gathering, SPLICE Institute, Momenta Quartet, CMS National Conference, SEAMUS National Conference, SCI National Conference, National Student Electroacoustic Music Event, Huntsville New Music Festival, Soundcrawl Festival, Electroacoustic Barn Dance, Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Raven Stadium, Guthman Musical Instrument Competition, NJ Shakespeare Festival, Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium, Athens Slingshot, NYC Electracoustic Music Festival, International Csound Conference, Licino Refice Conservatorio, International Computer Music Conference, Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology, Network for New Music, Ensemble N_JP, PARMA Music Festival, Biennial Symposium on Arts and Technology, Root Signals Festival, Third Practice Festival, International Society for Improvised Music

  Dr. Vidiksis is Assistant Professor of music technology at Temple University. His music has won numerous awards and grants, including recognition from the Society of Composers, Incorporated, the American Composers Forum, New Music USA, National Endowment for the Arts, Chamber Music America, and ASCAP. His works are available through HoneyRock Publishing, EMPiRE, New Focus, PARMA, and SEAMUS Records. Vidiksis recently served as composer in residence for the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and was selected by the NEA and Japan-US Friendship Commission to serve as Director of Arts Technology for a performance of a new work by Gene Coleman during the 2020 Olympics in Japan.

Music

Vidiksis has become known for exploring new timbral soundscapes in his electronic and acoustic works, often using the computer not only as a means of enhancing and manipulating the sounds he produces, but as a digital performer on equal footing with its human counterparts.


Research

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Live Processing
Live Processing
Gestural Controllers
Gestural Controllers
Electronic Ensembles
Electronic Ensembles
Machine Improvisation
Machine Improvisation

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