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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 Brontës. These works include film, spoken samples and found sound in addition to songs and poems.

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Queer Pop
Words, beats, tunes & tales featuring…

Project Adorno, Drunk Keith! & Sunset People

Leftfield electro-pop with analogue sensibilities, spoken word & performance art exploring gender fluidity, low fidelity infidelities in a celebration of non-conformity; tinged with the feel of sepia super-8 in soft-focus. 

Sat 24th February 2024 
The Queery, 46 George St, Brighton, BN2 1RJ

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Jarman in Pieces 2024
On the 30th anniversary year of Derek Jarman's death Project Adorno will be performing a special performance of their acclaimed Jarman in Pieces show. 
Filmmaker, painter, gay rights activist, author, gardener – Derek Jarman packed many roles into a short life...a performance collage comprising original songs, film & interviews with people who knew Jarman and his work.
“A multi-media experience with a good deal of entertaining and thought-provoking music” 
ScotsGay magazine.

Weds 21 February 2024  
Bom-Bane’s Café, 24 George Street, Brighton, BN2 1RH
Show time 7.30pm (1 hour performance, no interval)

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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 11 November 2023

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