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August 7, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pmFree
Premiered in New York in 2012 “Inuksuit,” written for nine to 99 percussionists, strives to provide an ever-changing soundtrack to the enormity of the earth itself. The composer, Pulitzer-Prize-winner John Luther Adams, has said of it, “At a certain point the music becomes too big for the concert hall, so then you have no choice but to move outside.” The New Yorker’s Alex Ross has described the work as “the ultimate environmental piece.”
The epic composition for large percussion ensemble will be performed on the David Karetsky Music Lawn outside the Benedict Music Tent August 7. Listeners are invited to wander freely through the (musical and actual) landscape, so not only is each performance unique, so is the journey of each individual listener.
Inuksuit is a co-production of the Bravo! Vail Music Festival and Aspen Music Festival and School.