Adam Cuthbert

Adam Cuthbert, born 1988, is a Detroit-based composer, mix engineer, and sound designer whose sometimes spare, sometimes brutal music has been described as an “eerie dreamscape” (Alex Ross, The New Yorker) and “the lead-footed revving of double decker buses” (Acid Ted). Their work fuses acoustic instruments with control voltage to create immersive sonic environments, which draw inspiration from the infinite palette of synthesized electronic sound, and the flowstate experience of open-world video games. Cuthbert has collaborated with performers such as Bang on a Can, Friction Quartet, John Adler or Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble, and has artistic credits in the recording catalogs of Ghostly International, Cantaloupe Music, Innova Recordings, ModyWorks, Underground Producers Alliance, people places records, and slashsound, with a track release forthcoming in 2021 on !K7's neo-classical imprint. Also active on the industry side, Cuthbert is Licensing Manager for the avant-classical label Cantaloupe Music, and together with Daniel Rhode is co-founder of slashsound records.

Adam Cuthbert

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