Adam Jansch

Biog • 1981—Ongoing

Son of legendary guitarist Bert Jansch, Adam grew up around music and has been practising it in one way or another since a young age. Piano lessons were a first step to learning music, followed by taking up bass guitar, an instrument Adam has stuck with to this day.

Stints in school bands 77th Cow and Bellefield acted as a prelude to a flourishing interest in music technology, via Emagic's Logic Pro DAW and his first solo project rev forty. Adam also played bass guitar and keyboards on several of his father's albums.

Currently, Adam's primary musical activity revolves around the studio, embodied in his projects ‑otron, Dorian Zoyd and Hydletts Zoo. Through these projects Jansch has amassed considerable experience with Native Instruments Maschine, Ableton Live, Logic Pro and Cycling '74 Max softwares, running in his MIDI instrument-equipped music production studio.

  • bass guitar
  • composer
  • music technologist
  • improvisor
  • laptop
  • electronics
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Updates [ 15 ]

  • AJ | Projects | Adam Jansch | Significant update for Futures EP app

    Significant update for Futures EP app

    12 Feb 2014 • Futures EP

    Today, version 1.2 of Futures EP was made available on the iOS app store. The update includes a striking new visual look, as well as new media content and details regarding the open outcome record, explored by Adam Jansch in his PhD research.

    Futures EP is free and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices running iOS 7.

  • AJ | Projects | Adam Jansch | Futures EP explored on The Audio Podcast

    Futures EP explored on The Audio Podcast

    3 Jul 2012 • Futures EP

    Usually a presenter on The Audio Podcast, in yesterday's episode Adam Jansch also appeared as a special guest, discussing technical and creative aspects of his open outcome record, Futures EP.

  • AJ | Projects | Adam Jansch | Lauren Laverne features Futures EP on BBC 6 Music

    Lauren Laverne features Futures EP on BBC 6 Music

    3 Jul 2012 • Futures EP

    Following yesterday's mentions by The Guardian and Music Ally, Futures EP got a big mention on Lauren Laverne's BBC 6 Music show today, featuring in the Planet of the Apps section.

  • AJ | Projects | Adam Jansch | The Guardian and MusicAlly mention Futures EP

    The Guardian and MusicAlly mention Futures EP

    2 Jul 2012 • Futures EP

    Futures EP got a big boost today, getting mentions in both The Guardian's App Blog and Music Ally (we can thank writer of both articles, Stuart Dredge, for the double feature).

  • AJ | Projects | Adam Jansch | Futures EP released for iPhone

    Futures EP released for iPhone

    23 May 2012 • Futures EP

    Today, Adam Jansch's 2-track open outcome record, Futures EP, became available on the iOS app store. Designed for iPhone, the app features two pop songs which are presented differently on each playback. It is available to download for free.

  • AJ | Projects | Adam Jansch | Creative Report talks to Adam Jansch

    Creative Report talks to Adam Jansch

    16 Jan 2011 • Adam Jansch

    To start their first post covering the processes of creative practitioners, Creative Report blog caught up with Adam Jansch, who divulged more about his work on the 'open outcome' record. See the whole interview on YouTube.

  • AJ | Projects | Adam Jansch | Adam Jansch to perform with HELO in Manchester

    Adam Jansch to perform with HELO in Manchester

    8 May 2010 • Adam Jansch

    HELO, featuring Adam Jansch, will be performing as part of the Future Everything Festival's Laptop Proms in Manchester, on Saturday 15th May. The event is sponsored by Manchester Metropolitan University and takes place in their Voice Studio.

  • AJ | Projects | Adam Jansch | ii play INTERLACE

    ii play INTERLACE

    6 Mar 2010 • Adam Jansch

    INTERLACE, the electronic concert series hosted at Goldsmiths College, will showcase performers from inclusive improv (including Adam Jansch) on Saturday March 13th. Music gets underway at 7pm.

    Gig notes and recording.

  • AJ | Projects | Adam Jansch | ii and HELO combine for Expo Leeds

    ii and HELO combine for Expo Leeds

    19 Sep 2009 • Adam Jansch

    Adam Jansch will join performers from inclusive improv and HELO to perform at Expo Leeds. The event takes place at Holy Trinity Church at 1pm.

    Gig notes and video.

  • AJ | Projects | Adam Jansch | Jansch to perform in Scott Hewitt's Args

    Jansch to perform in Scott Hewitt's Args

    15 Jun 2009 • Adam Jansch

    Adam Jansch will play synthesizer for a performance of Scott Hewitt's piece Args, running as part of Week of Speakers on Monday 22nd June.

  • AJ | Projects | Adam Jansch | The Black Swan by Bert Jansch, with art by Adam

    The Black Swan by Bert Jansch, with art by Adam

    11 Sep 2006 • Adam Jansch

    Adam Jansch has designed the cover artwork for the upcoming LP by his father: The Black Swan is Bert Jansch's 23rd studio album and features performances by Beth Orton, Devendra Banhart and Noah Georgeson.

  • AJ | Projects | Adam Jansch | The Inventec Encounter comes to Bath

    The Inventec Encounter comes to Bath

    5 Jun 2005 • Adam Jansch

    Coming to Window Arts Cafe in Bath on June 12th is The Inventec Encounter, a hybrid of electronic and acoustic music featuring performances by Pee Wee Ellis, Adam Jansch, Chris Dowding and more. Supporting the main show will be guitarist Graham Garside.

  • AJ | Projects | Adam Jansch | Adam Jansch on new Bert Jansch LP

    Adam Jansch on new Bert Jansch LP

    4 Oct 2002 • Adam Jansch

    The new Bert Jansch album, Edge of a Dream, is soon to be released and features, alongside other collaborators, Adam Jansch on bass guitar and as cover designer.

  • AJ | Projects | Adam Jansch | Bert Jansch's Crimson Moon released

    Bert Jansch's Crimson Moon released

    15 Aug 2000 • Adam Jansch

    Bert Jansch's new LP Crimson Moon is released this week. Alongside collaborations with Bernard Butler and Johnny Marr, Crimson Moon also sees Adam Jansch's album debut, playing bass on tracks 'Going Home' and 'Crimson Moon'.