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Premiere of “synchronicity ain’t no thing”, SARC Belfast UK

A new acousmatic miniature, synchornicity ain’t no thing, will be premiered at the Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC), Belfast UK on Nov 27. The miniature was commissioned by Marij van Gorkom for this occasion.

Adam Basanta @ Akousma XI Festival

Happy to be part of this year’s Akousma XI Festival!

I will diffuse instant gris and is not a / a / is not at EMPAC, Troy NY, on Nov 1, 2014 as part of the annual Akousma@EMPAC pre-festival showcase.

Following, I will diffuse instant gris and Three Myths of Liberalism on Nov 6, 2014 at Usine C.


“memory is the residue of thought” reviewed on A Closer Listen.

A very flattering and thoughtful review of my debut album “memory is the residue of thought” on the blog A Closer Listen. Find the album on Kohlenstoff Records.

Adam Basanta’s “_guit*” at Phenomena Festival 2014, October 22 2014

I will perform a new set from my on-going project _guit* at Casa del Popolo, Montreal on October 22 2014.

The show is part of the Phenomena Festival 2014, and includes a set by Rusty Paillete (new media performance project by Patrick St-Denis and Sarah Albu).

More info here

Music for Lamps – special outdoor show for Phenomena Festival 2014, October 19 2014

Music for Lamps (Adam Basanta/Julian Stein/Max Stein) will perform a special outdoor performance of @ Festival Phénomena 2014!

Sunday, 19 octobre 2014 – 19h00 @ Champ des Possibles (Friche urbaine derrière le 5455, avenue de Gaspé, Montréal), and it’s FREE!
for more info, visit the festival website


some recent press…

A few reviews for several recent projects…

…Contrary to what one might think, sleeping side by side with strangers did not remove the public, which almost exhausted the capacity of the room. Participants began arriving at 23h armed with sleeping bags, blankets and pillows, settling on mattresses scattered around the Casa de Serralves to watch the first moment of the night: Room Dynamics, a piece for sound and 12 incandescent lamps controlled by computer Canadian composer Adam Basanta. Some people were already lying down and eyes closed, others followed spasms of electricity generated games of shadow and new insights regarding the architecture of the house. 
This audiovisual performance functioned almost like a turn off lights, making the transition, by midnight, sleep for the concert led by German musician Christoph Heemann, along with his acolyte Timo Van Luyck.” (Translated with Google translate)

Mariana Duarte, review of “Room Dynamics” at Serralves Museum, Publico Daily Newspaper, Porto, Portugal. October 2, 2014.


“… Also, in several of the musicians is a sense of place and several different ways to relate to it and use it in the performance. In a separate continuation of Music for Lamps, a sound piece and a light installation by Adam Basanta, Julian Stein and Max Stein, plays Adam Basanta in Mimer with a variety of hanging light bulbs. Everyone has the opposite contact speakers attached to it, so that the power supplied to them provides both sound and light. With his work he recreates places, dissolves and creates new spatial units. Later, when I talk to him he talks about how he hangs lights for both the room’s physical attributes as its possible options. He wants people to see new things in the rooms, move the other way.” (Translated with Google translate)

Rebecka Holmström, review of Norberg Festival for Nutida Musik blog. September 9, 2014.

finally, a short mention of me and my work from 24h daily newspaper feature on Eastern Bloc Gallery and Digital Art in Montreal.

…Artistes locaux à surveiller: 
Adam Basanta: artiste audio-visuel à qui ont doit plusieurs installations et performances. Le côté exppérimental est au cœur de sa création.

Marie-Hélène Chartrand for 24h Montreal, October 11, 2014.


Invisible Lines @ Edith Russ Haus fur Mediakunst, Oldenburg, Germany

The sound installation Invisible Lines (Adam Basanta + Julian Stein) – winner of the Edith-Russ-Haus Award for Emerging Media Artists of the Sparda-Bank 2014 – will be on show at the Edith-Russ-Haus fur Mediakunst (Oldernburg, Germany) between October 9, 2014-January 11, 2015 alongside other winning and mentionable works.

Me and Julian will be there for the opening and award presentation, October 9 2014, @ 7pm.

“Room Dynamics” at Serralves Museum, Porto, Portugal Oct 1 + 2, 2014

Absolutely thrilled to be performing 2 sets using my installation-as-instrument Room Dynamics at the Serralves Museum in Porto, Portugal. I will perform one set each night as part of night-long “sleep-concert” headlined by Chistoph Heemen and Timo Van Luyck.

Oct 1 + 2, 2014, show @ 11pm. for more information visit the museum website.

“from here to there in one straight line” (part I) at Kohlenstoff Records showcase @ Galerie SKOL

I will perform part I of from here to there in one straight line alongside my label mates at Kohlenstoff Records as part of our showcase/triple-album-launch at Galerie SKOL in Montreal.

Galerie SKOL (in the Belgo Building) September 18, 2014, 17h30, free.

Adam Basanta solo set @ Cagibi, October 13 2014

I will perform a solo laptop set of some new material for my new performance project _guit* this Saturday October 13, 2014 at Cagibi (St Laurent @ St. Viateur) in Montreal. I will be headlining the bill which includes Simone Pitot and San Francisco/Bay Area artists IMA and Atto Plain. Doors @8, show @9pm, $8 cover.