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September 2021

Governors Island, NY—Ten Thousand Birds

September 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Governors Island at Nolan Park New York, NY 11231 United States + Google Map
Free

Ten Thousand Birds is based on the songs of birds that are native to, or migrate through the American northeast and midwest. It explores the connections between nature and music, a topic that John Luther Adams has pursued over the course of his remarkable career. Most recently in Sila: Breath of the World and Become Ocean (for which he won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize and Grammy) he has portrayed—in big musical gestures—the awe one experiences in response to nature’s grandeur.…

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Columbus, OH—Inuksuit

September 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Schiller Park, 1000 City Park Ave.
Columbus, OH 43206 United States
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When: Saturday September 18 at 1pm Location: Schiller Park Address: Schiller Park 1000 City Park Ave, Columbus, OH 43206 What: Presenting in collaboration with the Johnstone Fund for New Music, this free outdoor event features “Inuksuit” by John Luther Adams - a masterpiece of environmental music featuring 33 percussionists filling and interacting with the natural soundscape of Schiller Park for an all-immersive auditory experience. This event is open to the public and the audience is encouraged to walk around the…

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Governors Island, NY—Ten Thousand Birds

September 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Governors Island at Nolan Park New York, NY 11231 United States + Google Map
Free

Ten Thousand Birds is based on the songs of birds that are native to, or migrate through the American northeast and midwest. It explores the connections between nature and music, a topic that John Luther Adams has pursued over the course of his remarkable career. Most recently in Sila: Breath of the World and Become Ocean (for which he won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize and Grammy) he has portrayed—in big musical gestures—the awe one experiences in response to nature’s grandeur.…

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St. Louis, MO—songbirdsongs

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pulitzer Arts Foundation’s Park-Like, 3716 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108 United States
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Free

Join St. Louis Symphony Orchestra musicians in collaboration with the Pulitzer Arts Foundation for two FREE outdoor events on September 27 and 28 as John Luther Adams’ songbirdsongs transforms the Pulitzer’s Park-Like into a musical forest. Located across the street from the museum, Park-Like’s garden walking paths and seating provide this unique setting for these performances combining music, people, plants and wildlife. American composer John Luther Adams lived for 40 years in the wilds of Alaska, and his works are…

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St. Louis, MO—songbirdsongs

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pulitzer Arts Foundation’s Park-Like, 3716 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108 United States
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Free

Join St. Louis Symphony Orchestra musicians in collaboration with the Pulitzer Arts Foundation for two FREE outdoor events on September 27 and 28 as John Luther Adams’ songbirdsongs transforms the Pulitzer’s Park-Like into a musical forest. Located across the street from the museum, Park-Like’s garden walking paths and seating provide this unique setting for these performances combining music, people, plants and wildlife. American composer John Luther Adams lived for 40 years in the wilds of Alaska, and his works are…

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London, UK—Across the Distance

September 30 @ 6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Southbank Centre London, United Kingdom + Google Map
£13 – £65

John Luther Adams’s Across the Distance heralds the opening of the Philharmonia Orchestra’s Human / Nature series. 24 horn players fill the public spaces of the Royal Festival Hall with glorious sound in this free performance supported by John and Carol Wates.

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October 2021

London, UK—there is no one, not even the wind

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Southbank Centre London, United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Glimpse astonishing terrains in works from Gabriella Smith and John Luther Adams, presented by the Philharmonia Orchestra in a free concert. Performers Artists include: Pekka Kuusisto violin Repertoire Gabriella Smith: Anthozoa for violin, cello, piano & percussion John Luther Adams: there is no one, not even the wind

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New York, NY—Veils and Vesper (Premiere of the performance version)

October 16 - October 24
Winter Garden Gallery at Brookfield Place, 230 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10281 United States
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Free

Experience an immersive sound installation within the Winter Garden palm trees as part of Brookfield Place‘s annual music series, New Sounds Live, curated by WNYC. The installation titled, Veils and Vesper, is a composition of synthetic sounds by John Luther Adams that is formed by the interactions of a mathematical algorithm and prime numbers to create a sensuous, ever-changing soundscape. The installation will be accompanied by live music performances on October 21 and 22. Stay tuned for more details! ***…

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March 2022

Perth, Australia—Become Ocean (Australian Premiere)

March 5, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Terrace
Perth, WA 6000 Australia
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An immersive world of wonder Olivia DAVIES New Work (World Premiere) Benjamin BRITTEN Peter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes John Luther ADAMS Become Ocean (Australian Premiere) Benjamin Northey conductor West Australian Symphony Orchestra Western Australian Youth Orchestra Take a plunge into the deepest blue to discover churning waves, eerie calm and some of the greatest wonders of music of the sea. Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music, John Luther Adams’ expansive orchestral work Become Ocean is an intimate sonic journey, a…

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