Guest Curators Project Adorno

For Holloway Arts Festival 2013

Project Adorno are a seasoned electro-pop cabaret duo whose live performances read like a quirky thesis on popular culture from the last 30 years. Their most recent work includes songs, poems, and observations on 8-bit computer games, library date-stamps and the rise of the Sat Nav generation. They have previously been described as retro-futurist visionaries with Stylophones in their hands and Charles Aznavour on their headphones.

“Nerd Heaven” **** (4/5) Broadway Baby, Edinburgh Fringe "I'd happily sit through this show every week" Buxton Fringe 2010

With an emphasis on wordy & humoresque lyrics (spoken & sung), Project Adorno’s themes have previously included the smell of second-hand books, love affairs with Daleks and poems about old computer games. They have also written music for theatre productions and made a number of short films.

Project Adorno have performed widely across the UK over the last ten years with numerous appearances at the Edinburgh Fringe, Buxton Fringe and Cheltenham literature festival. Previous shows include Stop the Tardis, a lo-fi, sci-fi performance poetry piece, Dr Dewey Decimal, a musical all about libraries, and London Years – a melancholy-infused celebration of the capital’s quirkier corners.

What others have said:

A stunning exercise in electronic beat poetry Record Collector Magazine

A bizarrely enjoyable hour of nerdy oddness Cheltenham Literature Festival

Like the F.T. letters page being sung by Soft Cell Culture-Deluxe Magazine

I love what Project Adorno do. Explaining why may be a bit trickier Buxton Fringe

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