Member Profile: Adam Vidiksis
Adam Vidiksis is a composer, conductor, percussionist, improviser, and technologist based in Philadelphia whose music often explores sound, science, and the intersection of humankind with the machines we build. Critics have called his music “mesmerizing”, “dramatic”, “striking” (Philadelphia Weekly), “notable”, “catchy” (WQHS), “magical” (Local Arts Live), and “special” (Percussive Notes), and have noted that Vidiksis provides “an electronically produced frame giving each sound such a deep-colored radiance you could miss the piece's shape for being caught up in each moment” (David Patrick Stearns, Philadelphia Inquirer). His work is frequently commissioned and performed throughout North America, Europe, and China in recitals, festivals, and major academic conferences. Vidiksis’s music has won numerous awards, including recognition from SCI, ACF, and ASCAP. His works are available through HoneyRock Publishing, EMPiRE and SEAMUS Records, and PARMA Licensing. Vidiksis recently was composer-in-residence at the Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology in Zürich, and currently serves in that position for the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia’s 2017-2018 season. Vidiksis holds degrees from Drew, NYU, and Temple University, culminating in a doctorate in music composition. Vidiksis serves as an Assistant Professor of music technology and composition at Temple University, where he directs BEEP, and as a performance and composition faculty at the SPLICE Institute.