adam hirsch                                   

composer &
recording engineer
in Oakland, CA






I was born in Los Angeles in 1992, and lived there until going to school at Oberlin College in Ohio in 2010. I moved to Oakland, CA in 2014 for an MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media at Mills College, where I studied with Zeena Parkins, Fred Frith, and Maggi Payne.

In 2016 I began work as a recording engineer at Tiny Telephone Recording in San Francisco and Oakland, and later at a collective warehouse studio in Oakland called The Creek.

I write songs solo as Abe Hollow and with Marissa Deitz in Tuckamore. I play saxophone, mostly as an improviser. I also compose electroacoustic works that involve strings, synthesizers, and field recordings.

My work often deals with memory, resonance, feedback systems, acoustic ecology, Jewish diasporic mythology, self-delusion, and climate grief.

I release some of my own music and work by my collaborators on my tiny label called Ephemeral Stream Recordings.

I organize a concert series in Oakland called Lucky Cloud, which started at the Mills Chapel in 2015 and now happens in the live room of Tiny Telephone Oakland.


photo by Valerie Perczek