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May 2015

Hearing Voices

May 1, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Alberta Rose Theater Portland, OR + Google Map
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June 2015

Santa Barbara, CA

June 4, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Unnamed Venue Santa Barbara, CA United States + Google Map

Music in the Anthropocene John Luther Adams will present a 50 minute lecture with time for questions from the audience at the end. This event will take place at UC Santa Barbara campus, McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB.

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July 2016

North Adams, MA—Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA

July 27, 2016 - July 30, 2016

John Luther Adams will be the special guest composer for 2016.

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September 2016

Anchorage, AK—Veils and Vesper, lecture, and more!

September 1, 2016 - September 3, 2016
Anchorage, AK 99501 United States
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Multi-day residency. All events free and open to the public!

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November 2016

Valparaíso, Chile—Music to Preserve the Planet

November 11, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
UV School of Law Valparaiso, Chile + Google Map

John Luther Adams has spent years creating environmental awareness through his music and warning about the impact of man on Earth. The great technological development, rapid population growth, and increased consumption of natural resources, are signs that for the first time in history, man is largely responsible for the changes in the planet's geology. This scenario has been dubbed by many scientists as the new era of the Anthropocene. The musician is questioned how artistic creation and music are affected…

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May 2017

New York, NY—JLA & author Barry Lopez, in conversation

May 9, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway
New York, NY 10025 United States
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John Luther Adams invites author Barry Lopez, whose writings explore humanitarian and environmental concerns, for a discussion of his work.

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July 2017

San Francisco, CA—Listening Party w/ John Luther Adams

July 26, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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Kick-off to a special five-day West Coast festival of JLA's work: Listening Party with John Luther Adams and Randall Kline

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April 2018

Espoo, Finland—Become Ocean listening session

April 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Aalto University Harald Herlin Learning Centre, Otaniementie 9
Espoo, 02150 Finland
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Presented by Carolyn F. Strauss, Director of Slow Research Lab

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October 2020

Baltimore, MD (Virtual Event)—Silences So Deep

October 20, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$10 – $15

Composer John Luther Adams returns to the Evolution Series to discuss and share readings from his new memoir, "Silences So Deep." All ticket holders will receive a viewing link on the day of the show. Once sent, the link will be active for 2 hours. Composer John Luther Adams returns to the Evolution Series to discuss and share readings from his new memoir, Silences So Deep: Music, Solitude, Alaska. This evening features a special performance by cellist Lavena Johanson.

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November 2020

Livestream—JLA with Barry Lopez

November 24, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Town Hall Seattle and Seattle Symphony present A Memoir of Music, Solitude, and Environmental Activism in Alaska In the summer of 1975, a 22-year-old CalArts graduate moved to Alaska. Forty years later, with a rapidly warming Alaska and the crisis of climate change, he was faced with a difficult decision to leave a beloved state. This is the true story of composer John Luther Adams. Adams joins us for a livestream discussion about these formative decades, and what it’s like…

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