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May 10 and 11, 2019
Caunes, France

Chamber music in Caunes

Norm will join Richard Hornsby, Nadia Francavilla, Susan Sayle and French performers to play two concerts of chamber music in Caunes, France as part of a new festival!

April 18 to 30, 2019
Wolfville, Canada

Recording the music of Carmen Braden

Norm takes part in a major recording project, capturing the chamber music of Canadian composer Carmen Braden. With Nadia Francavilla, Susan Sayle, Gillian Smith, Derek Charke and others.

March 18 to 23, 2019
Wolfville, Canada

Wolfville residency

Scottish composer Nick Fells and Norm join to complete the composition for cello and multichannel electronics, at Acadia University’s Electronic Music Studio.

March 2 and 3, 2019
Halifax, Canada

Norm performs with Tanya Kalmanovitch

Tanya Kalmanovitch is in Halifax to perform on the suddenlyLISTEN Series and in a presentation of “The Tar Sands Songbook”. Norm accompanies Tanya in Tar Sands Songbook, co-presented with The Ecology Action Centre of Halifax. As well he performs with Tanya, Donald MacLennan and Andrew Miller in a suddenlyLISTEN show.
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February 23, 2019
Montreal, Canada

Norm performs mouvance in Montreal

mouvance is performed in Montreal as part of Montreal Nouvelles Musiques Festival.
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February 20, 2019
Halifax, Canada

Norm performs on Music Room Series

Norm joins violist Susan Sayle and violinist Isabelle Fournier in a concert of duos, including Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Cello.

February 9, 2019
Halifax, Canada

Norm performs in Contact

Norm joins Brandon Auger and dancers Sara Coffin and Julia Carr in their Halifax suddenlyLISTEN show.
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January 4, 2019
Halifax, Canada

Norm performs in mouvance

Norm joins Suzie LeBlanc and an ensemble of musicians in the premiere of mouvance, by Jerome Blais. mouvance is a fully staged suite of music with lyrics by contemporary Acadian poets. Presented as part of the Open Waters Festival 2019.

November 10, 2018
Lunenburg, Canada

Norm performs with poet Alice Burdick

Norm joins Lunenburg poet Alice Burdick at a Lexicon Salon for interpretations from her latest book of poetry, at Lexicon Books. co presented by suddenlyLISTEN.

October 9, 2018
Halifax, Canada

Norm performs with Shoju-Sennenno-Midori

Norm joins Shoju-Sennenno-Midori a quartet of calligrapher, ikebana artist, biwa and percussion in their Halifax suddenlyLISTEN show.
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October 4, 2018
Venezia, Italy

Norm and Nicola Baroni: Augmented Cellos at La Biennale di Venezia

Norm and Nicola at La Biennale di Venezia, Sala L’Armi. Premierings new work by Derek Charke and Arne Eigenfeldt, and performing pieces by Blais, Casserley, and Baroni
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October 2, 2018
Bologna, Italy

Norm and Nicola Baroni at The Bologna Conservatory

Norm and Nicola perform in Bologna at the Music Conservatory. Also collaborating with Lawrence Casserley, Arne Eigenfeldt, Gianni Mimmo. Improvising and playing pieces by Baroni, Casserley, Eigenfeldt and Blais. /td>

September 26, 2018
London UK

Norm and Nicola Baroni in Edinburgh

Norm joins composer/performers Nicola Baroni, Yati Durant, Magda Durant and Massemiliano Messieri at St Cecilia’s Hall in Edinburgh, Scotland. Playing works by Durant, Baroni, Messieri, and Blais.

September 23, 2018
London UK

Norm and Nicola Baroni at The Colourscape Festival

Norm and Nicola at Clapham Common’s Colourscape Music Festival. Also collaborating with Lawrence Casserley, Alison Blunt and Hannah Marshall
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June 23, 2018
Kromeriz, Czech Republic

Norm at Festival ForFest, Czech Republic

Norm joins composer/performers Nicola Baroni, Yati Durant and Massemiliano Messieri at the 29th annual Festival ForFest.

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May 26, 2018
Halifax Central Library

Daniel MacNeil in concert

Norm joins an all-star band again to present the multi-cultural music of composer, guitarist and oudist Daniel MacNeil

May 24, 2018
Halifax Central Library

Norm with Gina Burgess

Norm joins Halifax composer and violinist Gina Burgess to open the 2018 OBEY Convention

April 9 – 19, 2018
Across Canada!

Collateral on tour

Collateral – Sam Shalabi, Norm and Tim Crofts perform in Rimouski, Montreal, Toronto, Hamilton, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver and Victoria to promote their 2017 cd.
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March 27, 2018
CBC, Halifax NS

The Music of Daniel MacNeil

Norm joins an all-star band to present the multi-cultural music of composer, guitarist and oudist Daniel MacNeil

March 10, 2018
The Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax NS

Adams and Pritchard

Norm and Barbara Pritchard perform a program of Canadian works for cello and piano including Ballad by Linda Catlin Smith.

March 9, 2018
The Garden Room at Acadia University, Wolfville NS

Adams and Pritchard

Norm and Barbara Pritchard perform a program of Canadian works for cello and piano including Ballade by Linda Catlin Smith.

February 1, 2018
Denton Hall Acadia University, Wolfville NS

Acadia New Music Festival presents Grisey and Sokolovic

Norm plays Vez by Sokolovic and as part of the WIRED ! Ensemble (Mark Hopkins, Derek Charke, Eileen Walsh, Gillian Smith, Susan Sayle, Norman Adams, Simon Docking) in Gerard Grisey’s Vortex Temporum.

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January 5, 2018
The MacAloney Room at The Fountain School for the Arts, Halifax, NS

suddenlyLISTEN and Upstream presents Francois Houle (Vancouver), Norman Adams, Tim Crofts

Upstream and suddenlyLISTEN present Norm with legendary Vancouver clarinettist Francois Houle, and Tim Crofts at the 2018 Open Waters Festival.

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November 12, 2017
The Presbyterian Church of St. David, Halifax, NS

suddenlyLISTEN presents Collateral

Collateral (Sam Shalabi, Norman Adams, Tim Crofts) continues its national tour in Halifax on a bill with Arthur Bull, Scott Thomson (Montreal) and Roger Turner (UK)!

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November 10, 2017
The Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown PE


Collateral continues its national tour in Charlottetown.

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November 9, 2017
Suncor Hall Memorial University, St. John’s NF

Sound Symposium presents Collateral

Collateral: Sam Shalabi (Montreal/Cairo), Norman Adams, Tim Crofts begins its 2017/2018 national tour in St. John’s.

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May 13, 2017
The Artesian, Regina SK

IICSI presents Norm Adams, Helen Pridmore and W.L. Altman

Old friends reunited in performance at the 2017 University of Regina IICSI Improvisation and Mobility conference.

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April 7, 2017
St. David’s Presbyterian, Halifax

Nicola Baroni and Norm Adams

Norm and Italian cellist and composer Nicola Baroni join to place pieces for computer and 2 celli as well as improvisations.

March 7, 2017
The Bus Stop Theatre, Halifax

suddenlyLISTEN presents Cory Unleashes

suddenlyLISTEN presents the amazing Cory Bowles with Norm Adams and D’Arcy Gray! There will be singing, moving, and maybe some yelling. We are telling it like it is!

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February 15, 2017
The Music Room, Halifax

Adams and Pritchard play Canadian Music

The Music Room Chamber Series presents Norman Adams and Barbara Pritchard playing music for cello and piano by Hatzis, Dupuis, Westercamp and others.

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November 30, 2016
The Bus Stop Theatre, Halifax

suddenlyLISTEN presents Conversations

suddenlyLISTEN presents 3 dancers (Armstrong, Coffin, Baker) making new work with 3 musicians (Adams, Auger, Halley) multidisciplinary connections at their finest and most expressive!

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October 15, 2016
1313 Hollis Street, Halifax


suddenlyLISTEN presents improvisers Adams, Crofts, Auger and Cameron playing to a new Gavin MacLean film

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May 24, 2016
1313 Hollis Street, Halifax

suddenlyLISTEN presents Xavier

suddenlyLISTEN presents important improvisers in concert: Xavier Charles (France), Franz Hautzinger (Austria) and Eric Normand (Quebec) with Adams as well!

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May 13 and 14, 2016
The DANSpace, Halifax

suddenlyLISTEN presents The Cello of Mr. O

A remount of the popular multi generational, multi media show based on the book by Jane Cutler, featuring performances by Karen Bassett, Jacinte Armstrong, Adams, with composition by Naylor, projections by Pearse and direction by Pitsiavas.

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May 5, 2016
St David’s Presbyterian Church, Halifax

suddenlyLISTEN presents The C/A/P Trio

The Crofts Adams Pearse Trio performs graphich scores by Cormier, Brown and Hynes

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March 9, 201
The Bus Stop Theatre, Halifax

suddenlyLISTEN presents Ben Grossman in Hurdy Gurdy

suddenlyLISTEN presents Ben Grossman improvising with Auger, Adams and Gray

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January 9, 2016
The Sir James Dunn Theatre, Halifax

Norm with Symphony Nova Scotia

Norm performs The Nameless Hour by Norman Symonds

December 10, 2015
The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow, UK

Norm in Glasgow

The UK tour continues/concludes as Norm plays with Adam Linson (Glasgow: bass) and Nick Fells (Glasgow: electronics) in Glasgow!More information

December 4, 2015
i’klectik, London, UK

Norm on INTERLACE Series with Lexer and Kanngiesser

Norm plays duos with Sebastian Lexer (Glasgow: piano +) and Ute Kanngiesser (London: cello) in London!More information

November 17, 2015
St. Matthews United Church, Halifax, NS

suddenlyLISTEN presents Bozzini Quartet + 4

suddenlyLISTEN presents the esteemed Quatuor Bozzini (Montreal) with Lemieux, Destaultels, Sayle and Adams in performances of Cardew Derome, and Wolff.More information

November 13, 2015
Lunenburg, NS

Arthur Bull book launch at Lexicon Books

Norm joins poet and guitarist Arthur Bull (Digby Neck NS) to perform “The Bird Project” and launch Arthur’s new book of poetry “Woodlot”.More information

October 4, 2015
1313 Hollis St. Halifax, NS

suddenlyLISTEN presents Pedersen, Dulberger and Adams

Norm joins Craig Pedersen (Montreal: trumpet) and Shayna Dulberger (Brooklyn NY: bass) for a set, in preparation for a new recording.More information