Focused on collaboration and exploration, Adam Kennaugh aims to write music with emotional and dramatic vigor. His hope is to engage performers and audiences at different emotional and psychological levels, ultimately creating an impactful musical experience for all.
Adam’s music is reflective of the unpredictability of everyday life, investigating the physical energies in producing a sound, which exists in a dense, unstable soundworld between pitch and noise. Through this, he seeks to combine the visual and aural aspects of a musical performance to create an immersive experience for the listener that is both contemplative and delicate, yet sharp and powerful.
He received a Master of Music in Composition from Bowling Green State University (studying with Elainie Lillios, Marilyn Shrude, Christopher Dietz, Mikel Kuehn), received a Bachelor of Music in Music Theory/Composition from Montclair State University (Marcos Balter, Elizabeth Brown, Ting Ho, Scott Richards, Robert Aldridge), and an Associate of Arts from the County College of Morris (Jose Bevia).