On the Couch with Adam Page

Adam-Page-AAR-On-the-CouchWho is Adam Page?
I am a multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Adelaide. I love rollerskating and drawing on my shoes.

What would you do differently from what you do now?
If I had to give up being a musician I would probably learn an instrument and become a musician.

Who inspires you and why?
I’m constantly being blown away by the creativity of my friends. I am very lucky to have plonked myself within this incredibly warm and talented bunch of crazies here in Adelaide and around the world. But if I was to pick one musician who continually proves to me that music is the most important element of our existence it would have to be the vocal mastermind Mike Patton.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
I am raising my two daughters to believe in themselves and know their strengths. I’m also embracing their spiciness and individuality. This should be enough to change the world!

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Wellington, New Zealand. I lived there for 3 years and every day felt like a holiday. It’s the hippest little city on the planet.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
I take them to my record collection. It is a thing to behold! After that probably the third tee at the North Adelaide Golf Course. There is a bench there with a great view of the city looking down the fairway.

What are you currently reading?
Last night I finished reading The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell. It was pretty amazing. I think tonight I might finally get to my collected poetry works of Rainer Rilke. While I’m here I’d like to recommend a few books… The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose, Greenwood by Michael Christie and Words Without Music – the autobiography of Philip Glass.

What are you currently listening to?
My listening tastes are quite eclectic so I listen to a lot of different music all the time. I have been loving the output from 2 labels recently, Erased Tapes from London and International Anthem from Chicago. Two albums floating my boat are House Music from Bell Orchestre (Erased Tapes) and Who Sent You? from Irreversible Entanglements (Int. Anthem).

Happiness is?
Going to bed before 7.30pm.

What does the future hold for you?
Hopefully going to bed before 7.30pm… but otherwise I don’t really like to think about the future that much. If I’m doing good things in the present then I have little interest in the future, or the past for that matter… and I’d much prefer rephrasing this question to say “What do I hold for the future?”

Adam will push the boundaries of live performance when he presents a mesmerising 24-hour program of continuous live music at The Lab on Thursday 29 April from 7.00pm. For more information, visit: www.thelabadl.com.au for details.

Image: Adam Page (supplied)