“My music has long been grounded in the physical, cultural, and spiritual landscapes of the North and in an ideal of sonic geography – place as music, and music as place.” ~John Luther Adams
Acclaimed in The New Yorker as “One of the most original musical thinkers of the century,” 2014 Pulitzer Prize winner John Luther Adams is a composer, an author, an artist, and an activist. He joins musicologist and U-M Professor of Music Mark Clague, the University of Michigan Flute Ensemble, Contemporary Directions Ensemble, and Chamber Choir, in an evening of performance and conversation about art and environment.
Presented in conjunction with the UMMA exhibition of Jem Cohen: Life Drawing which shares an affinity for place and an interest in the connections between art and nature. Cohen's work We Have an Anchor, which has been described as "a cinematic love letter to Nova Scotia's Cape Breton," will be on view during the performance.
Mr. Adams' appearance is made possible through the William Bolcom Residency in Composition.