A3 & B

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“Side A Feat. Danielle Dahl. Recorded at Absorbent Templet. Side B Feat. Benjamin Lesak. Recorded at Gl. Harlev Salmecykel Opbevaring.
Composed by Niklas Adam.

A3 is an improvised piece for baritone- and alto saxophone, that explores minimal gestures, on a background of near silence.

&B is a drone piece for two players, playing an antique harmonium, creating an atmosphere between calm and intense
depending on playback volume.

Original release 2010. Reissue 2016. BIN [BIN 00-28]. Ltd. Edition of 80 copies.

Among numerous small run releases A3&B is the debut LP release by Niklas Adam. Recorded and mixed in the summer and fall of 2009 in East Jutland. A3&B represents a change in Adam’s early practice with electronic music, which during 2008 was intervened by a focus on near-static and reductionistic acoustic music. In addition to exploring the two sided format of the vinyl, A3&B investigates emptiness, perception of time and focus fatigue as primary compositional elements. Favouring the progress of occurrences and textural over tonal development A3&B is equal active environment and static object.

Niklas Adam works with performance- and installation art in addition to music. Runs the shared studio space ILS FYKSI, producing music for himself and others. Adam has been active in the improvised music scene for several years, touring and working in Europe, Japan, Russia and the US. He has collaborated with Mattin, Toshimaru Nakamura, Jim Denley and Anders Vestergaard among others,
and is a part of the Norwegian artist group Verdensteatret, in which he works with sound, programming and electronics.
Adam also forms part of the trio Tigers Mind.”