Silences So Deep

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Silences So Deep: Music, Solitude, Alaska By John Luther Adams (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) A memoir of a composer’s life in the Alaskan wilderness and a meditation on making art in a landscape acutely threatened by climate change In the summer of 1975, the composer John Luther Adams, then a twenty-two-year-old graduate of CalArts, boarded a flight to Alaska. So

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Finding solace and serenity in the majesty that is John Luther Adams

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Steve Wildsmith reflects upon the grandiose beauty of John Luther Adams’s music and how it is shaping his quarantine experience for Blank News. Reposted with permission. In these uncertain times, I want nothing more than to gather my people and retreat to some far-flung patch of wilderness, where the nearest human dwelling besides my own is miles away and the

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