Adam Borecki

Adam Borecki

Music Technology
College of Performing Arts; Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music
Office Location: Bertea Hall 207A
Chapman University, Bachelor of Music


Adam Borecki is a composer, guitarist, and recording engineer based in Los Angeles.

As a composer, Adam specializes in electro-acoustic concert music. His recent works include collaborations with Mark Menzies, Spacepants, Nadia Shpachenko, and more. In addition to acoustic works, Adam has composed multi-media pieces with works live projection, real-time animation, audio effects pedals, integrated LED lights, and live sound processing. Adam studied composition at USC with Stephen Hartke, Donald Crockett, & Sean Friar and at Chapman University with Vera Ivanova, Sean Heim, & Jeffery Holmes. His music has been performed at the Hear Now Festival, across southern California, across the United States, in Italy (at the Cortona Sessions) and in Paris (European American Musical Alliance).

As a guitarist, Adam has been awarded fellowships to perform outreach concerts at schools and senior homes across Los Angeles. He regularly plays with the Kaleidoscope Trio (, as well as for weddings & receptions in Orange County and has performed for figures such as the late Elie Wiesel (Nobel Laureate) and George Argyros (U.S. Ambassador to Spain).

As a recording engineer, Adam is the founder and owner of recording.LA (pronounced “recording dot LA”), an audio/video recording company in Los Angeles that specializes in concert recording and videos for musicians. He has produced recordings for clients including: Aspen Music Festival, Martin Chalifour (LA Philharmonic concertmaster), USC Thornton Symphony Orchestra, Colburn School of Music, Chapman University, Orange County School of the Arts, USC School of Cinematic Arts, The Moth podcast, the American Composers Forum, HowlRound Theatre Commons, the M.A.R.S. Festival (Los Angeles), and the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland.

Adam Borecki graduated from Chapman University in 2012 summa cum laude with a double major in Music Composition and Guitar Performance. After earning his master's degree in Music Composition from the University of Southern California in 2015, he returned to Chapman and started teaching music technology. In 2019, Adam Borecki became the Director of Music Technology in the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

The "Integrations" music video was premiered in Fall of 2022 on the same day as the Faculty Research Expo. This music video features Mark Menzies on violin. At the Faculty Research Expo, Adam provided hands-on experience for students to try effects pedals and audio signal processing.
Synchromy commissioned Adam Borecki to compose "Scorpio" as part of the Tierkreis LA project. The work was premiered in January of 2022, then performed by Brightwork newmusic on numerous occasions throughout southern California.
Adam Borecki traveled to Mexico to capture multi-camera video for the music video of Juan Pablo Contreras' "Lucha Libre!". With Tyler Eschendal, Adam directed a 13-camera orchestra music video production of an hour of Mexican music.
Conservatory Spring Showcase. Adam Borecki coordinated a showcase of virtual performances with Chapman's Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music work/study recording engineers and students from MUS 248 A/V Concert Recording & Archiving. The concert consisted of an hour of musical performances from ensembles that recorded individual parts (using home recording equipment) which were compiled and assembled into "virtual ensembles".
In collaboration with the Department of Theatre, Adam provided audio recording services for the musical theater production of "The Theory of Relativity" during the interterm of 2021.
Conservatory Winter Showcase. With Chapman's Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music work/study recording engineers and students from MUS 248 A/V Concert Recording & Archiving, Adam Borecki coordinated a showcase of virtual performances. The concert consisted of an hour of musical performances from a ensembles that recorded individual parts using home recording equipment which were then compiled and assembled into "virtual ensembles".
In collaboration with the Warsaw Bauhaus, the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles, and Ghost Road Productions, Adam Borecki's Recording Dot LA provided audio & video recording services in addition to live streaming for Aurea Porta's "Era Schaeffer". Adam Borecki and Tyler Eschendal recorded three dance productions, two of which featured drone operations at historical Los Angeles filming locations. Additionally, Adam oversaw the multi-camera livestreaming of the live event which was simultaneously broadcast from Los Angeles and Warsaw.
Music video production of "Modern Beauty" for Pittance Chamber Music, featuring pianist Gloria Cheng. Adam Borecki and his Recording Dot LA team of engineers captured audio & video of contemporary music by composers including Pulitzer Prize-winning Steven Stucky and Grammy winner Billy Childs.
Valentines Day Concert at Belmont Village - Adam Borecki performed guitar with Micah Wright (clarinet) and Mann-Wen Lo (violin) as part of the Kaleidoscope trio in a live concert, celebrating Valentines Day for seniors at the Belmont Village retirement community.
"Music at Maroon Bells" - Adam Borecki (Chapman class of 2012) and Chloe Tardif (Long Beach Symphony Principal 2nd Violin, Chapman class of 2016) performed live music at the national park "Maroon Bells" in Aspen, Colorado. In addition to being the recording engineer, Adam also performed guitar for the video. The music in the video was recorded live in 1 take on location with a drone on autopilot, capturing the iconic landmark in 4K.
Anthony Moreno, baritone, sings and plays ukulele on "Somewhere in the Nineteenth Century", composed by Adam Borecki. Text by Corinna McClanahan Schroeder. Recorded by Tyler Eschendal and Adam Borecki of Recording Dot LA (http://recording.LA).
Premiere of "Integrations" for guitar, violin, and electronics. Composed by Adam Borecki, performed by Adam Borecki and Mark Menzies. For this project, Adam collaborated with Mark Menzies, an internationally renowned musician (violinist, violist, pianist) who has worked with prominent composers such as Gubaidulina, Fernyhough, Reynolds, Finnissy, Lachenmann, Maxwell Davies, Carter. The work was premiered in Sacramento at Cosumnes River College on April 1, 2019.
Premiere of "Prelude and Tube", for two musicians, two recording engineers, electronics, live video projection, and a 20-foot drainage tube. Hear Now Music Festival and People Inside Electronics, April 30, 2019 by SPACEPANTS (Jennifer Beattie and Diana Wade), Tyler Eshendal, and Duncan Kinzie (recording engineers), with live electronics by Adam Borecki. The work was composed by Spacepants, with electronics and projection arranged by Adam Borecki.
Christmas Concert - Led by Dr. Peter Atherton, Adam Borecki performed guitar with singers from the Chapman University Chamber Singers in a live Christmas concert at the Covington retirement community in Orange County.
M.A.R.S. Festival 2018 -- Audio support for an international music festival held in Los Angeles. Adam Borecki led a team of recording.LA engineers and provided multitrack audio reproduction and recording support. This experience included diverse music performances from string quartets to funk bands to performance art. The recording.LA audio support was integrated with 4 projectors for holograms (rear projection) and live music-based lighting synchronization.
"Dar Mlodziezy" Promo Video Production - Adam Borecki (Chapman class of 2012), Duncan Kinzie (Chapman class of 2015), and Theo Haber (USC class of 2021) recorded a promotional video for the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in San Francisco. The Dar Mlodziez (Polish: Gift of the Youth) is a training tallship and a cultural icon. Adam Borecki and his team of recording.LA engineers captured it's voyage into San Francisco under the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Adam Borecki became a certified remote pilot for commercial operations (FAA part 107) and capture aerial footage in San Francisco and San Pedro. The footage produced was broadcast on ABC7 in San Fransisco and throughout the internet on Polish cultural websites. Additional work in the project includes recordings at the Exploratorium, at the Cicada Club in Los Angeles, with the polish NBA star Marcin Gortat, and with the polish rapper Lukasz L.U.C. Rostkowski.
Adam Borecki's recording.LA is an audio and video recording company that provides high quality, low-cost recordings to musicians, artists, and administrators from all disciplines. In our business collaborations, we produce recordings for: classical concert music (solo, chamber, and orchestra), contemporary concert music (performance art, installations, traditional concert settings), jazz, pop / contemporary music, and live events. recording.LA is made possible by the collaboration of team of recording engineers, including graduates from USC and Chapman University. Alumni from Chapman University's music technology minor are well prepared for creating innovative concert experiences in Adam Borecki's recording.LA
Matt Haimovitz and Lina Bahn (internationally renowned cellist and violinist respectively) gave the world premiered of "Proteus" at the National Gallery for Art in Washington, D.C. on October 24. The concert was a multimedia experience with live music, electronic playback, electronic live processing, dancers, poetry, compositions, and improvisations.
Matt Haimovitz and Lina Bahn (internationally renowned cellist and violinist respectively) performed a preview of "Proteus", composed by Adam Borecki, at the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival in Vermont, July 2017. "Proteus" is a reinterpretation of a Vivaldi double concert (RV544), for violin, cello, and electronics.
Diana Wade, professional session violist, premiered an interdisciplinary composition for viola, electronics, projection, and found objects at Tuesdays@Monk Space. The music series, Tuesdays @ Monk Space, is highly regarded as "An essential place for anyone who wants to keep up" (LA Times).