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November 2019

London, UK—Canticles of the Sky

November 3 @ 3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Southbank Centre London, United Kingdom + Google Map
£25

DEEP MINIMALISM 2.0 Sunday: The second day of a weekend dedicated to meditative listening and deep concentration.

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Vancouver, Canada—Ilimaq

November 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3 Canada
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$15 – $29

featuring: Ben Reimer, drums Doors opens at 7:00PM | Concert starts at 7:30PM General Admission seating. All ages welcome. Wrap up your 2019 Modulus Festival experience with “liquid cascades of percussion”, care of John Luther Adams’ epic Ilimaq. Featuring percussionist Ben Reimer, Ilimaq – which means “spirit journey” in the Inupiaq language – explores spirituality through a diverse range of sounds, rhythm, and melodies. This solo percussion piece is as volatile as it is meditative, compelling listeners to get swept…

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Cleveland, OH—The Wind In High Places

November 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Spaces, 2900 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113 United States
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Free

Come mingle with some sensational sounds as No Exit presents a diverse and striking program of music for strings at SPACES. Joining the ensemble will be special guest, acclaimed violin virtuosa Mari Sato. The program will feature two string quartets: John Luther Adam’s ethereal The Wind In High Places and the world premiere of Wearing Away, composed for No Exit by recent Baldwin Wallace graduate Nabil Abad. Also on the program is Andy Akiho’s dazzling and propulsive LIgNEouS I, written…

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Dortmund, Germany—Purgatorio

November 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Opera House Dortmund, Platz der Alten Synagoge
Dortmund, 44137 Germany
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15€ – 49€

Ballet by Xin Peng Wang after Dante Alighieri Music by John Luther Adams and Kate Moore A man, confused by the circumstances of his time and embittered by his life, gets lost in a seemingly hopeless forest. He believes he has come to an end when a mysterious stranger invites him on a fantastic journey. It leads into the fiery chasms of hell and over the steep heights of the Purification Mountain finally into paradise. Xin Peng Wang's dance-like Sphere…

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Dortmund, Germany—Purgatorio

November 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Opera House Dortmund, Platz der Alten Synagoge
Dortmund, 44137 Germany
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€15 – €49

Ballet by Xin Peng Wang after Dante Alighieri Music by John Luther Adams and Kate Moore A man, confused by the circumstances of his time and embittered by his life, gets lost in a seemingly hopeless forest. He believes he has come to an end when a mysterious stranger invites him on a fantastic journey. It leads into the fiery chasms of hell and over the steep heights of the Purification Mountain finally into paradise. Xin Peng Wang's dance-like Sphere…

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Wellington, New Zealand—Become River (New Zealand premiere)

November 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Shed 6, 4 Queens Wharf, Te Aro
Wellington, 6140 New Zealand
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NZ$15 – NZ$35

The finale of the 2019 Shed Series presents a programme of light, relaxing music to entertain as we head towards the end of the year.

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December 2019

Bergen, Norway—Become Ocean

December 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Grieghallen, Edvard Griegs plass 1
Bergen, 5015 Norway
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Free

Ludovic Morlot comes to Bergen to give the Nordic premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning work his orchestra in Seattle commissioned: John Luther Adams’s orchestral monolith Become Ocean. This huge orchestral depiction of the deep, dark oceans around the Pacific Northwest mines into a single musical texture for almost 45 minutes, evolving slowly through a series of huge musical waves. But this unforgettable seascape, that seems to emerge from the centre of the earth, is also a call-to-action, as humanity faces…

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Dortmund, Germany—Purgatorio

December 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Opera House Dortmund, Platz der Alten Synagoge
Dortmund, 44137 Germany
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15€ – 49€

Ballet by Xin Peng Wang after Dante Alighieri Music by John Luther Adams and Kate Moore A man, confused by the circumstances of his time and embittered by his life, gets lost in a seemingly hopeless forest. He believes he has come to an end when a mysterious stranger invites him on a fantastic journey. It leads into the fiery chasms of hell and over the steep heights of the Purification Mountain finally into paradise. Xin Peng Wang's dance-like Sphere…

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Bergen, Norway—Become Ocean

December 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Grieghallen, Edvard Griegs plass 1
Bergen, 5015 Norway
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Free

Ludovic Morlot comes to Bergen to give the Nordic premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning work his orchestra in Seattle commissioned: John Luther Adams’s orchestral monolith Become Ocean. This huge orchestral depiction of the deep, dark oceans around the Pacific Northwest mines into a single musical texture for almost 45 minutes, evolving slowly through a series of huge musical waves. But this unforgettable seascape, that seems to emerge from the centre of the earth, is also a call-to-action, as humanity faces…

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Moscow, Russia—Become Ocean

December 13 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Zaryadye Concert Hall, Ulitsa Varvarka, д. 6, стр. 4
Moscow, 109012 Russian Federation
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The debut concert of the SOUND UP prime series will see the performance of works that are rarely heard or have never been performed in Russia before: the mesmerizing and monumental opus of John Luther Adams “Become Ocean” that received a Pulitzer Prize in 2014 and a Grammy for the “Best Contemporary Classical Composition” in 2015; Jonny Greenwood’s suite based on the music from There Will Be Blood movie that was nominated for Grammy in 2008 for the “Best Soundtrack”;…

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