photo by Emma O’Halloran

Adam Holmes is a Brooklyn-based musician and artist whose work has been described as “mesmerizing” (The Road to Sound). He is an avid percussionist, drummer, and composer interested in creating and discovering sounds for himself and others.

An active freelancer in the classical music scene, he has performed with some of New York City’s most notable groups, including NOVUS NY, Contemporaneous, The Chamber Orchestra of New York, Sandbox Percussion, and Desdemona at venues such as The Brooklyn Academy of Music (NYC), The Kennedy Center (DC), Mass MoCA (MA) National Sawdust (NYC), Roulette (NYC), The Kitchen (NYC), and many more. Adam keeps busy in other genres, performing regularly as a solo experimental artist as well as collaborating with techno artist IVT and post-metal band Lamniformes. His recordings can be heard on Cantaloupe Music, New Amsterdam Records, and National Sawdust Tracks. His first solo record was released on slashsound in the Fall of 2019.

Adam holds degrees from New York University (BM) and the Mannes School of Music (MM). As an educator, Adam maintains a private teaching studio and has been a guest speaker at New York University and the Celia Cruz School of Music. He is also passionate about exploring and sharing the many possibilities of percussion composition, which he shares in his blog.

Adam lives in Gowanus, Brooklyn, with his fiancée Cassie and their dog Olive. He spends summers in North Adams, Massachusetts with the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival.