Tom Adams grew up in and around Cambridge, one of the flattest parts of the country.
Being around all this open space clearly had an impact on the young composer's music, with its languid, exploratory, wide-open feel.
It wasn't until a move to Berlin, however, that Tom Adams truly found his voice. He explains: “The night I arrived I went to a Nils Frahm show. After his set he invited a member of the audience to come onstage and play. I got up and the response was amazing.”
The change of scene ushered in a change of style, with the composer embracing elements of left-field electronics. Tom continues: “I have in the past been extremely focused on making things perfect in my music, but now I’ve learnt to accept the noise and embrace imperfection.”
Modern classical, the composer's fusion of chamber voicings and experimental electronics is matched to a supreme grasp of mood and atmosphere.
New album 'Silence' offers eight tracks of introspective leanings, with Tom Adams embarking on a series of improvisatory explorations.
Tune in now.
Catch Tom Adams live:
9 Berlin Michelberger Hotel
17 London ‘Silence' album launch party at Brilliant Corners
19 BrightonGreat Escape Festival, Unitarian Church