For Kitchen Broadcast, Adam Tendler performed “Old Wine New Bottle” (1976) by Tom Johnson, “Imaginary Husband” (c.1983) by Elodie Lauten, and “Mad Rush” (1979) by Philip Glass.
Tendler is a 2019 recipient of the Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists and a “remarkable and insightful musician” (LA Times) “joyfully rocking out at his keyboard” (New York Times) who is a recognized interpreter of living and modern composers. A pioneer of DIY culture in classical music, between 2005 and 2006 Tendler performed in all fifty United States as part of a grassroots recital tour he called America 88x50, which became the subject of his memoir, “88x50,” a Kirkus Indie Book of the Month and Lambda Literary Award nominee. He maintains a career as a concert soloist, recording artist, speaker and educator.
Tendler released an album of piano works by Robert Palmer on New World Records in 2019. He has also recorded performances and masterclasses for the digital music platform, Tido, collaborated with Edition Peters on a new edition of John Cage’s “In a Landscape,” and released the premiere recording of Edward T. Cone’s “21 Little Preludes.” An active presence in all contemporary concert music genres, Tendler has also performed the complete major piano works of Aaron Copland, and collaborates with the John Cage Trust and Edition Peters in presenting Cage’s work internationally. He released his second book, “tidepools,” in 2018.
Kitchen Broadcast is a livestream performance series launched in spring 2020, featuring artists from The Kitchen community on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 6pm EDT. For more information about the series, visit thekitchen.org/event/broadcast-week-5.