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August 2019

Indianapolis, IN—Strange and Sacred Noise

August 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rhythm! Discovery Center, 110 W. Washington Street, Suite A
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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Free

Join us, this Saturday, for a free performance of "Strange and Sacred Noise" composed by John Luther Adams & performed by Aaron Butler, Corey Denham, Parker James, and Ryan Garrett. Program repeats at 2 p.m.

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September 2019

London, UK—In the Name of the Earth (European Premiere)

September 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore
London, SW7 2AP United Kingdom
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£7.50 – £26

Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer John Luther Adams is a master of large-scale musical spectacles – sonic installations that take the natural world not just as their inspiration but also as a stage. In the Name of the Earth celebrates the elements in a musical meditation on rivers, lakes, mountains and deserts. The Proms audience immersed in the sound of eight choirs – totalling more than 600 singers – placed around the auditorium. Marshalling these huge vocal forces are conductors Neville…

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Portland, OR—Nunataks (Solitary Peaks)

September 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Vestas, 1417 NW Everett St
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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In Wildness takes on the most poignant challenge of our time as we connect with our miraculous and irreplaceable world. 3A leads you on a journey through the Arctic and its vanishing polar ice, warming temperatures, rising sea levels, and threatened wildlife habitats through works of George Crumb, John Luther Adams, and Mary Kouyoumdjian. A powerful lighting design, masked performers, and ethereal sounds of wildlife promise to transport our audience into both the present and aftermath of this global climate…

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London, UK—Qilyaun

September 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Road
London, E8 3AS United Kingdom
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£10

A thunderous bass drum takes us to other worlds as Joby Burgess headlines this night of percussion and electronics. He performs John Luther Adams’s Qilyaun, written for bass drum and electronic delay. The piece takes its name from the Iñupiaq (Indigenous people of north-western Alaska) word for the shaman's drum. Translated literally, it means 'device of power' – the shaman’s ‘vehicle’ for their journeys, riding the sound of the drum to and from the spirit world. Elsewhere he performs some…

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Boston, MA—Three High Places

September 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St.
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Free

The Callithumpian Consort Stephen Drury, conductor John Luther Adams: Three High Places I. Above Sunset Pass II. The Wind at Maclaren Summit III. Looking Toward Hope ARTISTS Stephen Marotto, cello Pierre Boulez: Dialogue de l'ombre double ARTISTS Gleb Kanasevich, clarinet Sid Richardson, electronics Lukas Foss: Time Cycle I. We're Late (W. H. Auden) II. When the Bells Justle (A. E. Housman) III. Sechzehnter Januar (Franz Kafka) IV. O Mensch, gib Acht (Friedrich Nietzsche) ARTISTS Robin Steitz, soprano Gleb Kanasevich, clarinet…

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San Francisco, CA—In a Treeless Place, Only Snow

September 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall, 50 Oak Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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Free

Kick-Off Weekend | New Music Ensemble PROGRAM Olivier Messiaen Le merle noir Toru Takemitsu Tree Line Laura Schwendinger Constellations John Luther Adams In a Treeless Place, Only Snow PERFORMERS SFCM New Music Ensemble Nicole Paiement, conductor

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October 2019

New York, NY—Dream in White on White

October 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Appel Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center, 10 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019 United States
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Sound and stimulation are set to “on” at this new-music series at The Appel Room, overlooking Central Park. The season kicks off with a contemporary complement to the New York Philharmonic's staged production of Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle and Schoenberg’s Erwartung, asking how music can tell stories. Hosted and curated by Nadia Sirota, Creative Partner, and featuring Philharmonic musicians. Tickets to the 2019-20 Sound ON concerts will be available at a later date. PROGRAM TO INCLUDE J. Druckman Reflections on the…

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London, UK—Qilyaun

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace
London, N1 2UN United Kingdom
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£5

Union Chapel presents: Daylight Music 316 Space in This Place: Janek Schaefer + Joby Burgess + AVA An event for all ages, produced by Arctic Circle Get ready to really experience the chapel and engage with the space in new ways as it resonates and reverberates through the transmission of radios, the pounding of bass drums or the rumble in your belly of the chapel own inbuilt synthesizer, the Henry Willis organ. Sound artist, entertainer, and professor Janek Schaefer trained…

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St. Louis, MO—songbirdsongs

October 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Powell Hall, 718 N Grand Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63103 United States
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$23

Ann Choomack, piccolo & ocarina Jennifer Nitchman, piccolo & ocarina Jennifer Gartley, piccolo & ocarina Tim Munro, piccolo & ocarina William James, percussion Alan Stewart, percussion Shannon Wood, percussion CHRISTOPHER CERRONE Memory Palace JOHN LUTHER ADAMS Songbirdsongs Memory Palace pays tribute to the way our lives are affected by places and people. In this piece for percussion, the palace is American composer Christopher Cerrone’s life. There are the crickets of a camping trip, the windchimes of his parents’ backyard. “These…

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St. Louis, MO—songbirdsongs

October 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Powell Hall, 718 N Grand Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63103 United States
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$23

Ann Choomack, piccolo & ocarina Jennifer Nitchman, piccolo & ocarina Jennifer Gartley, piccolo & ocarina Tim Munro, piccolo & ocarina William James, percussion Alan Stewart, percussion Shannon Wood, percussion CHRISTOPHER CERRONE Memory Palace JOHN LUTHER ADAMS Songbirdsongs Memory Palace pays tribute to the way our lives are affected by places and people. In this piece for percussion, the palace is American composer Christopher Cerrone’s life. There are the crickets of a camping trip, the windchimes of his parents’ backyard. “These…

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