Sleeping Gnome Arts is an artist-run, independent production company with a focus on special projects in sound and movement. We provide production and consultation services for special projects and exhibitions in the arts. We also offer music supervision and composition services for theater, dance, performance, installation, and multimedia art. As a publishing platform, Sleeping Gnome focuses on experimental music and sound art at the intersection of electronics and contemporary performance. We will be releasing limited run recordings and ephemera by emerging composers, musicians, and artists engaging with sound. Founded by creative director Adam Lenz, Sleeping Gnome’s mission is to develop creative projects that take risks and place collaboration and education at the forefront.
Adam Lenz is a composer, multidisciplinary artist, producer, and educator based in Connecticut. His work spans composition, sound art, installation, and performance and examines themes of fantasy, memory, materiality, and history. A frequent collaborator, Adam has worked alongside acclaimed director Robert Wilson since 2013. He has also developed work with a wide range of artists and musicians including director Gintare Minelgaite (Dr. Gora Parasit), director Dimitris Papaioannou, director Baboo Liao (Shakespeare’s Wild Sisters), bassist Robert Black, bassist Zach Rowden, and violinist Geirþrúður Ása Gudjonsdottir, among others. His projects have been presented at Internationally recognized venues including Teatrul National “Marin Sorescu” (Romania), ZKM (Germany), Mengi Gallery (Iceland), Platonov Arts Festival (Russia), Print Screen Festival (Israel), Goldsmiths (United Kingdom), Cankarjev Dom (Slovenia), SEAMUS, NYCEMF, Berliner Festspiele (Germany), Boston University Art Galleries (Massachusetts), and The Watermill Center (New York). Currently, he teaches electronic music and sound art at Central Connecticut State University and University of Hartford.
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