Adam has composed many songs, primarily for his own musical shows and performances. These range in style from cabaret, country and classic show tunes 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. They performed a wide range of material encompassing classical, folk, pop, standards and original material - Henry Purcell, Donna Summer, Radiohead, Irving Berlin and Britney Spears. They released two EPs and inspired the show DUELING HARPS, in which they sparred with performance artist Ann Magnuson and harpist Alexander Rannie. Adam & Mia performed all over New York as well as in Los Angeles, in Vienna at the Life Ball, and Shanghai, China at the Glamour Club on the Bund and for the Shanghai Tang fashion show.
"Maid of the Mist" was composed to be performed at the Sweet Thunder reunion show organized by Joseph Whitt at Starr Space gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Sweet Thunder was a supergroup of downtown artists and musicians that sang only about Niagara Falls. Inspired by the motion picture NIAGARA starring Marilyn Monroe, the song became part of the Adam & Mia repertoire; the recording here 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 concludes the film and 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,