~ Music Bio ~
"There are some artists whose work literally stops you dead in your
tracks. You catch your breath, transfixed, afraid that if you breathe
it might fade and dissolve. Encountering art at this level triggers
an immediate, intimate familiarity, yet it is unlike anything you know,
only what you have hoped would be. The experience is transporting,
ecstatic, poignant and achingly beautiful all at once, in a moment of
meeting that you will never forget. This was my experience
in first hearing the music of Adam Hurst” -Robert Gould
World Renowned cellist and composer Adam Hurst uses his instrument as
a melodic voice to create passionate and emotive musical poetry that speaks to
the soul. His music has hints of Middle Eastern, Indian, Eastern European, Native
American, Latin and Celtic traditions while being completely his own. He has
performed throughout the US and Europe and has been commissioned to compose
and perform original work for Film and dance performances. His music has
played on various radio shows around the world including Echoes on NPR
stations in the US. Adam Hurst's compelling live performances are not to be missed.
Mr. Hurst has released fifteen
CDs of original music. His most recent is called "To A Darkening Sky".
Broken Sparrow~ a ballet choreographed by James Canfield for the NWPDP, in which Hurst composed the entire score and performed live on stage at the premier. Midnight Waltz~ an original piece for cello and accordion composed for the Portland Vampire Ball.
Film soundtracks include:
Tigris Rebels~ a Turkish documentary by Nedim Hazar
Cloth and Bone~ an art film directed by Anouck Iyer
Adam Hurst studied cello at Skidmore College while in highschool and Brown University while in college. He holds a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design (1997). He taught cello at Providence College as an adjunct from 1998-2002.
music" -The Oregonian (Marty
ethereal tones" -The Post
masterful Adam Hurst bring works
of crystalline beauty that can
in five minutes or savored for
hours" -Someday Lounge
to a dream voyage..." -St.
music" -NW Professional