Drawing on his experiences as a tenor, producer, arranger, and in dance, Adam Wicks aims to enable un-orthodox music making opportunities in the form of multimedia presentations.
An enormous lover of choral repertoire, Adam sang with the Philharmonic Choir of the NSO from 2016-19, in works such as Händel’s Messiah, Faure’s Requiem, opera choruses from Verdi (Nabucco, Aida, Il trovatore) and Puccini (Turandot, Madama Butterfly), and Karl Jenkins’ Armed Man. Starting in 2020, he was a member of Octatonic Decadence, a vocal ensemble led by Dr. David Buley (St. John’s, NL). His favourite performed choral work is Arvo Pärt's Magnificat.
In 2019, Adam helped produce Catch and Release, a union of live music and dance, with choreography by Zoë Vallee and musical compositions by Duncan Stenhouse.
It was from Zoë that Adam got his start in dance, as she suggested he join Kittiwake Dance Theatre’s (St. John’s, NL) production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. Credits include Nutcracker (2016-2019) and King of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland (2018).
A passion of late for Adam has been transcription and arrangement of video game soundtracks, a favourite of his being Cuphead (Kristofer Maddigan, 2017) and Mario Kart 8 (Shiho Fujii, Atsuko Asahi, Ryo Nagamatsu, Yasuaki Iwata, 2014). Both of these soundtracks heavily feature jazz - a favourite genre of his due to its unique tonal-based harmonic language.