Adrian Lim-Klumpes (formerly Adrian Klumpes) is a performer and composer from Sydney, Australia. He performs primarily on piano with electro acoustics and preparations. Adrian has composed a range of works and has undertaken commissions for chamber ensembles, choreographers and filmmakers. As a member of several improvising post-modern jazz ensembles including Triosk, 3ofmillions and currently Tangents, he plays piano, rhodes electronics, and mallet percussion. Adrian has released several albums including two solo albums, Be Still and Yield.
Adrian’s unique sound, derived from a mixture of lyrical piano, jazz harmony and electro acoustic textures, shows the influence of John Cage, Bill Evans, Philip Glass, Steve Reich and Chris Abrahams. His music speaks to genres of minimalism, electronic music, post-rock and related sub-genres, jazz and modal improvisation, free improvisation, musique concrete, noise and drone, impressionism, serialism and the tradition of piano composition.
“exceedingly lyrical; pianist Adrian Klumpes has found a path to the ‘sparkling water cascading down from some clear waterfall’ sound Miles Davis so admired in Bill Evans' playing” (Pitchfork)