The CD is available on the discography page and on iTunes and in al major (internet) recordstores.
Amalgama means melting (it is a Spanish word of Arabic origin). Also it means: combined signature, which is peculiar to the rhythms in flamenco Amalgama is a musical fusion with musicians from both inside and outside flamenco who all left a piece of their essence behind. As a guitarist I wanted from my base, flamenco to share the way I am. I am very pleased that these great musicians shared in fulfilling this dream. The ideas of the 8 songs I composed in the last 2 years searching for new paths in the compositions and interesting harmonies. With Amalgama, the emphasis is also on the rhythmic side of the CD. The rhythms and phrasing of the melodies I think are very flamenco in their character and strength yet also made universal, by musicians who mean what they play: From the heart.
Adrian is recently involved with various fusionprojects like The Flamenco Baroque Trio with soprano Sonja van Lier and guitarist Izhar Elias. Please visit Youtube for these first recordings and videos. Also preparing an adventurous concert with violinist Herman van Haaren for the November Music festival in s'Hertogenbosch!
The musician's fotoproject 'muzikant aan de wand' of the gemeente Amsterdam and venue De Badcuyp has hung a portrait of Adrian in the Lutmastraat, Amsterdam. Amongst others are also participating Anton Goudsmit and Jeroen Vierdag. Foto's are made by Krijn van Noordwijk
You can watch some live footage on this site as well as on the Adrian Elissen videochannel
Adrian performed live on NPS Duth television , see the movie above, and on Radio 5, NPS Dutch radio playing a selection of the cd Nubes y Claros.
Concert in de Doelen, Rotterdam during the 2nd Flamenco biennale in 2008