ADM, as visceral effort, is a juggling act, extending from a concern for the harmonious integrity of things in space and time. ADM rests on a foundation of classical piano and western music theoretical study, an acute and maturing interest in rhythm and percussion, and the application and development of it all thru free and intentional improvisation. This effort is dependent upon and grows from an interactive network of people, calling attention to the relationship between the producer and consumer, the giver and receiver.
Adam Petersen is a central Cincinnati native and current resident. While studying piano performance at CCM [The University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music], Adam was building a cultural foundation with many other creative conspirators in their residence at The Marburg Hotel, using the living space as a functional recording studio, DIY concert venue and general quasi-public, creative safe space for the surrounding Clifton / University community. This collective effort yielded many months of varietal aesthetic events and inspired phenomenal expression, interactivity and maturity about its sphere of influence. Since the cultivation of this place-based community, there has endured a momentum maintained by its people, and it is by way of this momentous stream which ADM navigates.
"ADM experiments with electronics and keys, creating compelling, unique tracks that feature sparse beats and clicks, eclectic song structuring and trippy, layered vocals. The result is ambient, psychedelic and strangely melodic, a slanted, otherworldly interpretation of Pop that is often mesmerizing."- Mike Breen, CityBeat