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Electro pop & cabaret performance act employing voice, electronic sounds, a few props and occasional acoustic guitar. Imagine Theodor Adorno's "Aesthetic Theory" distilled into Chas & Dave singing an MA paper, or alternatively the FT letters page as sung by Soft Cell, and you get the general idea. Project Adorno have also written and performed a number of art-house multimedia productions including biographical interpretations of Derek Jarman, Dennis Potter and, most recently, the Brontės. These works include film, spoken samples and found sound in addition to songs and poems.

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Project Adorno perform Brontė Beat at Brighton Fringe 2023
Comprising original songs, film, ambient sounds and spoken word, Brontė Beat explores the multi-faceted world of the Brontės through an electro-pop lens – from their early dabblings in “scribblemania” to the success of their novels and the fascinating history of their all too brief lives. The piece also includes interview extracts from people connected to the literature, landscape and places associated with the Brontė story. A performance collage weaving the facts of their lives with the myths of their fiction.
Brontė Beat video excerpt

Tues 9 May 2023 Bom-Bane’s Café, 24 George Street, Brighton, BN2 1RH

Show time 8.30pm (1 hour performance, no interval), Tickets £8.50/£6.50 concessions
Suitable for ages 12+

Tickets: Brighton Fringe website or via email:

On becoming Blousey Brown (Mar 2023) - listen online at Soundcloud
Pop songs exploring gender-fluidity as an '80s child comes of age in discovering their true identity. Written over the course of a year, the songs represent a personal journey through gender, difference, popular culture and how one wishes to present to the world. Viewed contemporaneously, from a middle-aged perspective, the songs inevitably unlock memories of a childhood that only with hindsight point to the person one might become.

Live performance as part of Brighton Fringe on Fri 2 & Sat 3 June 2023. Details here.

Virtually - Project Adorno Album (Aug 2021) - listen online
Words and music blurring the boundaries between the real and the unreal. Explorations in make-believe, what-ifs, truths and deceptions. As analogue sensibilities fuse with digital artifice do we really know what is real anymore, and does it really matter? 

When Morten Harket Hit the High Notes - Project Adorno album (June 2020)- listen online 
A collection of songs exploiting PA's favourite themes: reminiscence, nostalgia, evocation and memory. It's very pop and very 1980s.


Project Adorno at Dodo Modern Poets - Virtual Gig (May 2020) 
A lock-down special featuring songs old and new as Project Adorno perform in real-time from different locations - the results are somewhat amusing.

Last updated on 7 April 2023

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