Biography


Richard Adams is a composer of intricately designed music whose textures of syncopated rhythms and colorful harmony give way to soaring melodic themes.  Adams music has been performed by a diverse group of ensembles including the Black Sea Philharmonic in Costanza, Romania, PRIZM, Luna Nova, and The Contemporary Chamber Players at the University of Memphis and the ASCAP Film Scoring Ensemble at NYU.   Recently his string quartet, Journey of The Soul, was performed live on WMOT as part of a radio broadcast featuring select members of the Nashville Composers Alliance.

 Adams film scores include documentary films: The Battle of Nashville and The Land of the Setting Sun, as well as the independent film, America’s Heroes, which played at the Bellcourt Theater.  Other credits include composing music for the Epiphany Dance Company's performance of The Horse and His Boy, which premiered at The Tennessee Performing Arts Center.

 Adams holds a DMA from the University of Memphis where he studied composition with Dr. Kamran Ince.  He also earned a M.A. in composition from Middle Tennessee State University and a B.M from Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he studied jazz composition from Phil Wilson, Ted Pease and Michael Gibbs.

 

 

© Richard Scott Adams 2013