Chris Delgado performs "scarlet rising moon" at Rutgers University

Chris Delgado performs "scarlet rising moon" at Rutgers University

Christopher Delgado (trumpet) is my friend from back in the GVSU days, and currently a DMA candidate at Rutgers University. Last October, Chris invited me out to New Jersey to accompany him on his first DMA recital, where he played a full program of my works for trumpet. Here's a video of us doing scarlet rising moon.

Scarlet Rising Moon by Adam Cuthbért
Performed by Christopher Delgado (flugelhorn) and Adam Cuthbért (drone processing)

I first wrote scarlet rising moon as an acclimation exercise to Ableton Live in advance of my first undergraduate recital, meaning to tie in the trumpet lessons with the composition lessons. The piece has come a long way since then, brought to life here as a duo. Many thanks to Chris for programming this work! More performances for it in the pipeline...

livestream dub #2

livestream dub #2

test driving a new instrument interface i'm working on with upa mentors

live @ National Sawdust [free download]

live @ National Sawdust [free download]

last fall i played a set on the inaugural season of the new Brooklyn music venue National Sawdust. the space feels brand new, with angular white acoustic boards, new-car smell, and a crystal-clear sound system. i played a fluid set of four original tunes; rough asymmetrical beats on the ends and a rich, creamy trumpet center, all under projections of colorful films by Zander Padget (octopus/the end of the world) and J.D. Forslin (rikai). 

i'm excited to share a free download of the board recording of my set, available now on bandcamp and spotify (and all those other places) via slashsound records. the release artwork, pictured here, was databent by fellow /s artist Matt Finch from a photo from the show. 

hope you enjoy.

[free download] SAY-KHUL (ft. M.O.T.H & kuuma)

[free download] SAY-KHUL (ft. M.O.T.H & kuuma)

say-khul is the latest collaboration between the sound projects M.O.T.H and kuuma and their first joint recording. recorded live to 4 channels, the rugged through-composed recording comes on the tails of their respective albums 3 Vignettes and synthetic flora.

performed with guitar and drum machine played into a signal flow loop and let spun through filters and wires, say-khul explores the blended aesthetics of analog and digital signals routing into and through each other, by way of Finch's analog pedal systems, and Cuthbért's homebrew filter macros and drum synths.

an unknown variable - a classical radio station signal - was picked up by an FM pedal during the recording and routed through the complex i/o, generating a surreally-framed rococo vibe to the recording's outro.

say-kuhl is streaming on Spotify, Tidal, and Apple Music and is a free download on slashsound's Bandcamp page.