Iain Brandram Adams

Iain is a graduate of the University of Canterbury, receiving a Master of Music with distinction in 2005.

His theatre credits include: Spring Awakening and Sweet Charity (NASDA); Phantom of the Opera and West End To Broadway (Showbiz) as cellist; How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying and Chess (Musoc) as pianist.

Iain’s television credits include: Campbell Live; Good Morning and Madame Morison as cellist, arranger and composer. His film credits include: the silent films of Karl Valentin for Achternbusch in the Antipodes; The U_u Store; MiceDamsel and Wish as composer, conductor, performer, engineer and sound designer.

Iain is a member of the faculty of the University of Canterbury, lecturing in composition, music theory and orchestration. He also teaches cello and piano. Recent commissions include the string quartet Hij Rijdt Bijvijfs for the Dutch group Ensemble Ruspoli, as well as songs and incidental music for the University of Canterbury’s Classics Department’s annual theatrical productions of ancient Greek and Roman plays, including Lysistrata, Phaedra, Hippolytus and The Frogs, in collaboration with director/translator Robin Bond. Additional creative interests include interactive, neo-Medieval and highly contrapuntal, algorithmically-driven music.

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