Adámek likes to combine the driving rhythms of minimal music with experimental means such as intermittent breathing or whispering into the instrument, he draws on folk music patterns and formulas. He avoids romantic pathos just as much as esoterically spun l`art-pour-l`art constructions. In this way, Adámek’s music remains comprehensible and targeted at every moment, especially since he always encircles a timeless humanistic core in his music. Süddeutsche Zeitung, Reinhard
The composer, conductor, and curator Ondrej Adámek uses a musical language which incorporates elements of distant cultures to develop unusual musical narratives. Seeking out special playing techniques for classical instruments and creating new original instruments, he obtains specific sound colours which, together with powerful rhythmic structures and a solid formal architecture, result in very personal music with a strong dramatic power.