Howard Music is proud to announce that Adam has just returned from a very hot Europe as musical director for Willam Kentridge's hit production "Refuse The Hour". The piece opened for five performances at the Quartier D'ete festival in Paris and concluded with three exclusive performances at the Impulstanz Dance Festival in Vienna at the beginning of August. The multi-media "avant-garde chamber opera" actually features Kentridge on-stage - giving a series of "lectures" on time, space and everything in-between!
The music was composed by Emmy-nominated Philip Miller, and was arranged and conducted by Adam. The piece transports the audience to a realm where the cast-iron lines between art and science are unashamedly torn down and re-envisioned. Like the finely tuned cogs of a magnificent musical time machine, the piece captures that most illusive of phenomenon, the passage and pressure of time, and leaves an indelible impression on the senses.
Through a provocative combination of dance, music, imagery and mammoth steampunk-esque mechanical devices, the performance piece explores the concept of time from a vivid new perspective. The project also features hypnotic choreography by Dada Masilo, inspirational soundscapes by Gavan Eckhart and HD film projections by William Kentridge and Catherine Meyburgh.
View a clip of a performance in Rome below...
About Howard Music
Adam Howard is an award-winning musician, composer and creative force behind the Johannesburg Big Band. From his state of the art recording studio in the heart of the Ministry Of Illusion in Bryanston - Johannesburg, he has composed and scored numerous award winning commercials, live events, corporate AV's and TV shows.
Adam also regularly takes charge as Musical Director for a variety of high profile international festivals and musical events. Howard Music's reputation for reliable premium quality sound has ensured that clients like TBWA Hunt Lascaris, DraftFCB, Y&R, Ogilvy, JWT, Metropolitan Republic, Leo Burnett, Lowe Bull and Creatrix, continue to rely on Howard Music's full spectrum of professional audio services, bespoke music composition, final mix and musical direction.