AJ Kwame

PETER ADJAYE BIOGRAPHY 2014

AJ Afrikokoa at Diesel Village by Studioafrica on Mixcloud

Peter Adjaye aka AJ Kwame has been involved in the music scene as a composer, musician, DJ, promoter and recording artist for over 20 years. His wide-ranging musical abilities gave start to the visionary outfit RPM (or Revolution Per Minute) on Mo Wax imprint. He formed Runaways (cover artwork by Chris Ofili) and also co-founded Ultimate Dilemma recordings. He has performed live all over the world and continues to do so from the USA to Australia and the whole of Europe. Founder of Afri-kokoa arts and music platform for contemporary influenced live events and promotion.
Musical taste, technical expertise and a massive library collection of rare records and highbrow sounds have proved to be the perfect recipe for Peter. His musical diversity and natural flare has brought him to work closely with his brother the world renowned award winning architect David Adjaye OBE composing music for Adjaye Associates projects, films, lectures and installations. Including soundscape design for the Nobel Peace Centre, Oslo and collaborative installations including ‘Aysmmetric Chamber’  ‘Horizon Pavillion’  and ‘Genesis Pavillion’.
He previewed his ever evolving project ‘Music For Architecture’ at ‘Musicity’ at the Architecture Foundation, alongside David Adjaye OBE, Dr Michael Bull and Paul Morley. After much research Peter unveiled his new collaborative project with his brother David entitled ‘African Metropolitan Music ‘, a unique compilation album and study alongside the release of David’s book and study ‘Adjaye Africa Architecture’ on Thames Hudson in UK and ‘African Metropolitan Architecture’ in US with talks at Rough Trade, St Martins Art college in Kings Cross (launch of new location) and in Miami at DesignMiami. Peter along with his brother David have been interviewed for the issue of ‘Songlines’ in October 2012, choosing 5 tracks for the cover CD.
He recently completed a 7:1 surround soundscape design and  architecture installation with Adjaye Associates for the Tate Modern ‘HyerLink Festival’ celebrating the Lichtenstein Exhibition 2013 in the East Tanks with a live interactive workshop that had over 1000 people attending thoughout the day. 2014 sees him working on a sound installation for INIVA(London), ‘Interni’ at Design Week in Milan plus a unique live soundscape performance with 5 musicians and talk with David Adjaye at British School of Rome followed by the same performance talk at the Royal College of Art in London in April and May respectively.
Peter is sponsored by Bowers&Wilkins.
http://www.mixcloud.com/AJKWAME/ – DJ set
http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tanks-tate-modern/courses-and-workshops/architecture-art-meets-sound-adjaye-associates
http://www.songlines.co.uk/world-music-news/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/010_Songlines_NovDec12.jpg
http://www.architecturefoundation.org.uk/programme/2011/musicity
http://www.designmiami.com/design-talks/
https://soundcloud.com/musicforarchitecture
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/theatre-dance/features/the-diary-enquirer-peter-adjaye-rscs-julius-caesar-morena-baccarin-jessica-pare-7640217.html
http://musicforarchitecture.com/
RECENT DJ SETS FOR VIP LAUNCHES AND PARTIES
MALL GALLERY, Transcending Boundaries Exhibition Nigerian Artists  March 2014
DAVID ADJAYE WEDDING at St Pancras Hotel – VIP event   January 2014
ADJAYE ASSOCIATES Christmas Office party     December 2013
KNOLL INTERNATIONAL – David Adjaye Furniture launch, Goswell Rd  Nov 2013
1:54 CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ART EXHIBITION, Somerset House  October 2013
BOUCHERON VIP Party at the Boutique – New Bond Street   October 2013
DIESEL STORE – Studio Africa Project – Regent Street Store   April 2013
GALLERY IN CORK ST – -African Arts Exhibition, Mayfair    February 2013
ADJAYE ASSOCIATES Xmas Party at Edison House, Marylebone   December 2012
ROUGH TRADE – DJ set launch of African Metropolitan Architecture, BrickLane Nov 2012
DIRECTION AFRICA Featuring Yinka Shonibare and David Adjaye   October 2012
ST MARTINS ART COLLEGE – launch event to new location at Kings Cross Nov 2011
OZWALD BOATENG Reception Party, Saville Row    August 2010
PUMA AFRICA WORLD CUP VIP PARTY –Exemouth Market   August 2010
YINKA SHONIBARE WEDDING PARTY, Guest Studios, London Fields  May 2010
SOUND INSTALLATIONS, DESIGN and PRESENTATIONS
ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART (RCA) and British School Rome (BSR)    April 2014
‘Architecture Meets Series Part 5’ presentation of David and Peter Adjaye Sound and Architecture collaborations with Live performances or original compositions by Peter Adjaye with Musicians on Cello, Violin, Piano and laptop
ARUBA ART – Mall Gallery – ‘Transcending Boundaries Exhibition’            March 2014
Sound Architecture installation ‘Lagos Metropolis’ by Peter Adjaye
TATE MODERN ‘HYPERLINK Festival’ – Architecture: Art meets Sound                   April 2013
7.1 surround soundscape and Architecture Installation inspired by Lichtenstein Exhibition
DESIGN MIAMI – Panel Discussion and Soundscape Design  December 2011
Sound installation for David Adjaye Pavillion ‘Genesis’ and Panel Discussion
CENTRAL ST MARTINS,KingsX Launch – Peter Adjaye presentation                November 2011
Presentation of CD Compilation ‘African Metropolitan Music’
AFRICAN METROPLOITAN MUSIC –CD Compilation–               November 2011
Compiled/sleeve notes for CD alongside David Adjaye book ‘AAA’, and ‘AMA’
THE ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION  –  MUSICITY                            April 2011
Presenting ‘Music for Architecture’ with David Adjaye and Guy Morley
THE DESIGN MUSUEM – ‘Urban Africa’ Exhibition Sound Installation March -Sept 2010

HERMES FOUNDATION – BEACHCARE – Original Music web site              December 2008

THE STUDIO MUSEUM IN HARLEM – Studio Sound              October 2007
Music compositions for ‘Music for Architecture’
SCIENCE MUSUEM – SpyMaker Exhibition                February 2007
All Music compositions, Efx and Sounds
ALBION GALLERY – ‘Horizon’ – Architects Adjaye Associates                 January 2007
Sound Composition for Installation
WHITECHAPEL GALLERY – Architects Adjaye Associates                               January 2006
Music Composition for Exhibition Film

NOBEL PEACE CENTRE – Interactive Sound design for ‘Nobel Field’                June 2005
For architects ADJAYE/ASSOCIATES

CUBE GALLERY  – Composition for Architectural Installation                                      October 2003
AYSMMETRIC CHAMBER

DESIGN MUSUEM  Composition for Exhibition                              September 2002    ‘Adventures in Aluminum’

TIGER ASPECT Productions – Part of Soundtrack ‘Dog Eat Dog’ Film               June 2001
Film on Four
Ultimate Dilemma records – ‘PROGRESS’ Second Album release    June 2000

Ultimate Dilemma Records ‘CLASSIC TALES’ First  Album as ‘Runaways’    Sept 1997

Mo’Wax Records ‘HEADZ‘ 1 & 2 – Tracks as ‘RPM’                               June 1993-95

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