Night Sea (for Agnes) | 2017

Night Sea (for Agnes) is a gentle, 3-minute piece I wrote for ZOFO. It's dedicated to my niece, Agnes Adams. 


Piano four-hands and live sound design.



Technical Requirements:

• iPad equipped with SAMPL app
• 2-channel amplifier (40w)
• small transducer speaker
• 1/8 cable (6 ft)
• very light amplification (optional)


"In Samuel Adams’s Night Sea (for Agnes), written to an almost-monotone painting by Agnes Martin, objects laying on the strings created an almost electronic humming in a beautifully sustained work that reflected the calm of the painting."

Lisa Hirsch, San Francisco Classical Voice

Emily Adams - Night Sea no. 2 (2019)

Emily Adams - Night Sea no. 2 (2019)