Adam has composed many songs, primarily for his own musical shows and performances. They range in style from cabaret, country and show tune to pop, dance, hard rock and metal. An accomplished interpretive singer, Adam has performed in many of New York's premier cabaret venues (Joe's Pub, Birdland, Spiegeltent), galleries (MoMA P.S.1, Deitch Projects), rock clubs (Bowery Ballroom, CBGB's) and alternative spaces.
Adam & Mia was a harp-and-vocals duo created by Dugas and the harpist Mia Theodoratus. The repertoire encompassed classical, folk, pop, standards and original material - Henry Purcell, Donna Summer, Radiohead, Irving Berlin and Britney Spears were all on the menu. They released two EPs and inspired the show DUELING HARPS, in which they sparred on stage with performance artist Ann Magnuson and harpist Alexander Rannie. Adam & Mia performed all over New York as well as in Los Angeles, at the Life Ball in Vienna, and in Shanghai, China at Glamour Club on the Bund and for a Shanghai Tang fashion show.
"Maid of the Mist" was composed for the Sweet Thunder reunion show organized by Joseph Whitt at Starr Space gallery in Bushwick. Sweet Thunder was a supergroup of downtown artists and musicians that sang only about Niagara Falls. This song, inspired by the motion picture NIAGARA starring Marilyn Monroe, became part of the Adam & Mia repertoire; this recording is from the DUELING HARPS show at the Abrons Arts Center in New York. Words, melody and vocals by Adam Dugas; arranged and accompanied by Mia Theodoratus on harp.
"Victim" was composed for the original motion picture DUST, a New American Film by Adam Dugas and Casey Spooner. This song, which plays over the end titles, was written by Ben Bromley (New Villager) and Adam Dugas and arranged and produced with pop wunderkind Le Chev (Avan Lava).
"Heal Thyself" was composed for The Citizens Band's show THE TREPANNING OPERA which debuted at Deitch Projects and was remounted by Deitch at Art Basel Miami Beach, from . The theme of the show was health and medicine in America,