Adam Page

Musician & Composer

The official website for multi-instrumentalist and composer Adam Page


Short bio:

Adam Page is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, music educator and record producer based in Adelaide, South Australia. Known widely for his critically acclaimed solo multi-instrumental looping performances, Page has carved his path internationally as a composer. He has written major works for the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (which he has also conducted), the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Wellington, Zephyr Quartet and has collaborated with John Psathas, NZ composer of the 2004 Athens Olympics ceremony music. 2016 sees Adam co-composing a solo saxophone and looping pedal suite with Slava Grigoryan, writing for and performing with the Australian String Quartet and developing an improvisational 'sign language' with the Wizard Tone Art Orchestra.

Page's awards include: Weekly award for BEST MUSIC - 2016 Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne Fringe TOUR READY award - 2016 Adelaide Fringe, BEST MUSIC - 2011 Adelaide Fringe, BEST MUSIC and BEST SOLO SHOW - 2009 New Zealand Fringe, BEST MUSIC BY AN EMERGING ARTIST - 2007 Adelaide Fringe.

 


Long bio:

Adam Page is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, music educator and record producer based in Adelaide, South Australia. Known widely for his critically acclaimed solo multi-instrumental looping performances, Page has carved his path internationally as a composer. He has written major works for the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (which he has also conducted), the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Wellington, Zephyr Quartet and has collaborated with John Psathas, NZ composer of the 2004 Athens Olympics ceremony music. 2016 sees Adam co-composing a solo saxophone and looping pedal suite with Slava Grigoryan, writing for and performing with the Australian String Quartet and developing an improvisational 'sign language' with the Wizard Tone Art Orchestra.

Page's other musical collaborations stretch far and wide, working with artists and groups such as STRIKE, STROMA, Noel Gallagher, Katie Noonan, Riki Gooch, The Shaolin Afronauts (ARIA award nominees), Ross McHenry, Louis Baker, Thomas Oliver, The Transatlantics, The Adelaide Sax Pack, Darren Percival, Mal Webb, Lisa Tomlins, late Indian sitarist Dr. Chandrakant Sardeshmukh, James and John Morrison, the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra and the Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective. He has also recorded with artists such as Electric Wire Hustle, Julien Dyne, Julia Deans, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Christoph El' Truento, Oisima, The Shaolin Afronauts, Nico Suave and Dave Whitehead (recording various sounds for The Hobbit).

Festivals Page has appeared at include Glastonbury (UK), WOMADelaide, WOMAD NZ, Big Day Out, Edinburgh Fringe, Sydney International Arts Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne Fringe, NZ Fringe, SPLORE, Hamilton Garden Arts Festival, Erupt Festival, Queenstown Jazz Festival, Wanaka Festival of Lights, Capital E! Festival, Come Out Festival, Tora! Tora! Tora!, NZ National Jazz Festival, Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Stonington Jazz Festival and the Wellington International Jazz Festival.

 Page's awards include: Weekly award for BEST MUSIC - 2016 Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne Fringe TOUR READY award - 2016 Adelaide Fringe, BEST MUSIC - 2011 Adelaide Fringe, BEST MUSIC and BEST SOLO SHOW - 2009 New Zealand Fringe, BEST MUSIC BY AN EMERGING ARTIST - 2007 Adelaide Fringe.

In 2014, Page co-founded Adelaide's 'Wizard Tone Studios', an artist focused recording studio and creative space. Page has also been a saxophone and small ensemble tutor and Big Band director at The Elder Conservatorium of Music at The University of Adelaide and has been the Coordinator of JazzSA.

 

Web links, photos and music: www.adampage.com.au

“It is a rare treat to see a musician with such a masterful grasp of his craft performing with such effortless charisma, humour, and inventiveness. I was blown away. There's no one doing it quite like him”.  - Tim Minchin.

 "ASTONISHING!" - Billy Connolly

 "Instantly disarming, Adam Page introduces you to his world of passionate music-making before getting straight down to business, crafting improvised songs that beggar belief" - Three Weeks (2014 Edinburgh Fringe) *****

"Sweet and casual, hilarious and overwhelmingly impressive, Page's 60 minute show is a demonstration of his undeniable talent... Truly wonderful". - This Is Radelaide (2016 Adelaide Fringe) *****

 "An affinity for all kinds of music is helpful if you plan to attend this gig but it should succeed in broadening the horizons of just about anyone fortunate enough to hear it". - Fest Magazine (Edinburgh Fringe 2008) ****

 "Adam Page is a musical wizard... (He) provides a feel good hour of entertainment that would please just about every musical taste..." - one4review.com (Edinburgh Fringe 2008) ****

 


 

Adam Page review excerpts...

"Instantly disarming, Adam Page introduces you to his world of passionate music-making before getting straight down to business, crafting improvised songs that beggar belief" Three Weeks (2014 Edinburgh Fringe) *****

"Sweet and casual, hilarious and overwhelmingly impressive, Page's 60 minute show is a demonstration of his undeniable talent... Truly wonderful". - This Is Radelaide (2016 Adelaide Fringe) *****

 "An affinity for all kinds of music is helpful if you plan to attend this gig but it should succeed in broadening the horizons of just about anyone fortunate enough to hear it". - Fest Magazine (Edinburgh Fringe 2008) ****

 "Adam Page is a musical wizard... (He) provides a feel good hour of entertainment that would please just about every musical taste..." - one4review.com (Edinburgh Fringe 2008) ****

"This man has some serious musical talent which was interspersed with down to earth Aussie comedy... Guaranteed fun for all the family... when you can make a musical instrument out of a carrot, live on stage, using just a drill, you have to be pretty special". - Three Weeks (Edinburgh Fringe 2008)

"The capacity crowd was delighted". - The Scotsman (Edinburgh Fringe 2008)

"He is the prince of the new millennium!" - Reginald D. Hunter (Comedian)

“Adam Page provides a feel good hour of entertainment that would please just about every musical taste”. one4review.com (Edinburgh Fringe).

“His creativity and ability to improvise is second to none. He makes everything from a crowd member’s name to a plane flying overhead musical”. – The Advertiser.

“I'll sum it up like this - if you love music, you must go and see this show. You might even find that your new favourite band is made up of just one guy: Adam Page”. – texture.co.nz (New Zealand Fringe).

“…it is Pages' musicality that is his forte and regardless of what the audience threw at him style wise, he was always able to deliver”. Rohan Shearn – The Arts Hub 09/10/08

"For committed musos, Page will undoubtedly satisfy, but for the punter new to music impro, prepare to be violently impressed" - buzzcuts.com.au, 08/10/07