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Anchorage, AK—Veils and Vesper, lecture, and more!
September 1, 2016 - September 3, 2016Free
Multi-day residency. All events free and open to the public!
READING AND BOOK SIGNING | Cyrano’s Playhouse
Thursday, September 1
Adams will read from his upcoming memoir, Silences So Deep: A Memoir of Music and Alaska. Passages reflecting on his friendships with poet John Haines and composer Gordon Wright have been excerpted in the New Yorker and the Alaska Quarterly Review. The reading will be followed by a reception and signing with Adams.
ARTIST’S TALK & RECEPTION | Anchorage Museum
Friday, September 2
Talk: 7 P.M | Reception 8 P.M.
Music in the Anthropocene: A growing number of geologists believe we have entered a new period – the Anthropocene – in which the dominant geologic force is humanity itself. What does this mean for a composer, or for any creative artist working in any medium today? Join us for this talk and reception for First Friday at the Anchorage Museum.
This event will be simulcast at Museum of the North in Fairbanks where you can also visit John Luther Adams’ gallery, The Place Where You Go to Listen, a unique sound and light environment. This ever-changing musical ecosystem gives voice to the rhythms of daylight and darkness, the phases of the moon, the seismic vibrations of the earth, and the dance of the aurora borealis, in real time.
VEILS AND VESPER INSTALLATION | Anchorage Museum
Friday & Saturday, September 2 & 3
6 P.M. – midnight
Veils and Vesper is a series of distinct but related electronic pieces written
by Adams in 2005. When the pieces are installed together, listeners are able to create their own ‘mix’ and experience the music by moving through an immersive environment. This 6-hour long movement will be played in the Atrium at the Anchorage Museum for two days after regular museum hours.