Adamis, Michael, Greek composer; b. Piraeus, May 19, 1929. He studied at the Athens Cons. (1947–51), the Piraeus Cons. (1951–56), with Papaioannou (composition) at the Hellikon Cons, in Athens (1956–59), and electronic music at Brandeis Univ. in Waltham, Mass. (1962–65). He wrote incidental music for plays, Liturgikon Concerto for Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, and String Orch. (1955), Variations for String Orch. (1958), Sinfonia da camera for Flute, Clarinet, Horn, Trumpet, Percussion, Piano, and String Orch. (1960–61), chamber music, vocal pieces, and numerous works for tape.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire