Portfolio: Adam Zahller
A sampling of my compositional and performance work collected on one webpage.
Improvisation: Recorder & Electronics
Short clip of AZ in performance at Khyber Pass Cafe (Saint Paul). Improvising on bass recorder, along with a kitchen timer amplified using a homemade contact mic and run through a Moog ring modulator.
Performance: Joey Crane's Yom
Video of AZ performing composer Joey Crane's piece "YOM". This piece was written specifically for AZ. It is mostly "silent", with short, intermittent bursts of activity.
Composition: Piss Lasso
Piece for 11 performers (2 sax, 2 trpt, tbn, cello, pno, bass/recorders, piano, 2 drums), written for the Six Families Collective. Premiered July 2015 at Jazz Central Studios, Minneapolis.
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Duo (with Elektra Wrenholt) that performs on two amplified knitting machines, using high-gain amplification and electronic signal processing. (NB: Pronounced "knit-king").
Performance: Aaron Cassidy's I Purples, Spat Blood, Laugh of beautiful Lips
AZ performs a piece from the contemporary vocal repertoire, written by Aaron Cassidy, 2006. The piece features randomly computer-generated pitch material, and 3 simultaneous texts in French and English. Performed at Gamut Gallery, MPLS, August 2016.
Project: "WOW" (Six Families & DaNCEBUMS)
"3 Minute Egg" feature on the show "Wow," a collaboration between Six Families and DaNCEBUMs, performed Mothers' Day 2016 at the Bryant Lake Bowl. Features rehearsal footage with AZ on guitar.