Adam Vidiksis is a composer, conductor, percussionist, and technologist whose interests span from historically informed performance to the cutting edge of digital audio processing. Ensembles that have performed his work include, the “Black Sea Symphony” in Constanta, Romania, the Omaha Symphony, the Momenta Quartet, and the Zephyrus Duo. His commissions include Network for New Music, International Composers and Interactive Artists, and the Electro-Acoustic Piano project. His compositions have been heard at the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States and College Music Society National Conferences, the National Student Electronic Music Event, the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, the Society of Composers, Inc. Regional Conference, the Huntsville New Music Festival, the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, the Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium, and the Licino Refice Conservatorio di Musica in Frosinone, Italy. His compositions are available through HoneyRock Publishing.
Vidiksis’s research in music technology focuses on techniques for realtime audio processing, designing gestural controllers for live digital performance, and machine improvisation. He has presented his research at a number of institutions, including the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics at Stanford University, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and the McNally Smith College of Music. His gestural controller, the Tapbox DSP, was a semifinalist in the 2012 Guthman Musical Instrument Competition. As a technologist, Vidiksis has performed and worked alongside notable artists and ensembles, including Gene Coleman, Ge Wang, Eric Chasalow, Benjamin Broening, Toshimaru Nakamura, Network for New Music, and the Crossing.
He holds degrees from Drew University, New York University, and Temple University, culminating in a doctoral degree in music composition. This year, he will teach courses in music theory, orchestration, composition, and digital synthesis, and will serve as conductor of the Temple Composers Orchestra, faculty advisor to conTemplum (Boyer College’s new-music student organization and student chapter of the Society of Composers, Inc.), director of the Boyer Electroacoustic Ensemble Project (BEEP), and co-curator of the electroacoustic concert series Cybersounds.