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My First Love Story

A-Side Records 0002


a solo recording for voice, violin,

viola, and percussive dance

Release: June 23, 2015

“Astonishing virtuosity and raw expression” – New York Times

“Her instruments dance between echoes, reverberating with

Bartokiani suggestions and ethno-folk singer” – Il Manifesto

“Hints of Joni Mitchell with tensions noir” –

My First Love Story introduces the solo work of composer, performer, and improviser Eden MacAdam-Somer, one of the most dynamic young artists performing today. Recorded live in New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, this album is an incredible blend of contemporary and traditional art, moving fluidly between Appalachian folk song and cutting edge classical performance.

The seeds for this project were planted years ago, when I played my very first notes on the piano. I don’t remember that day (I was four years old); in fact, I don’t remember a time in my life before music. Music is the language in which I am the most comfortable, and a language that I have been fortunate to share with artists all around the world, in many dialects and in all kinds of settings. For most of my life, I have struggled in defining myself as an artist: violinist, fiddler, singer, dancer, improviser, composer, educator, performer, musicologist… but I have come to realize that it is the sum of all of these parts that makes me who I am. This project is a portrait of the artist that I am today and the story of my first love, kindled all of those years ago in my four-year old heart.



For publicity contact Ann Braithwaite: Braithwaite & Katz, 781-259-9600,

My First Love Story Press Release

Release Concerts:

June 28 at New England Conservatory of Music; Boston, MA






New duo CD with Larry Unger

Ten years and four cds after our first recording project, we are releasing our second duo album, featuring blues, American folk songs, and even some Beethoven. Our final recording date is April 3, so stay tuned for our release date!