Norman Adams is the Artistic Director of suddenlyLISTEN, and a cellist, improviser and project coordinator exploring new music, sound creation and multidisciplinary performance. Norm has performed across Canada, the US, the UK and throughout Europe. He has collaborated with many leading artists including Joelle Leandre, Eddie Prévost, Pauline Oliveros, Gerry Hemingway, and Jean Derome. Norm has released two recordings with the C/A/P Trio (w/ Pearse, Crofts), Collateral (w/ Shalabi, Crofts) with The Avens (w/Cameron, Gray). Norm was awarded an Established Artist Award by the Nova Scotia Arts and Culture Partnership Council, and he serves the board of the Canadian New Music Network.