Composer: John Luther Adams
Musical Director: Doug Perkins
Choreography: Mark DeChiazza
Costume consultant: Sylvianne Shurman
Featuring members of Asphalt Orchestra, Cadillac Moon Ensemble, Contemporaneous, The Crossing, eighth blackbird, Face the Music, Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble, Hotel Elefant, JACK Quartet, and TILT Brass
Following the Alaska-based, 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning composer’s acclaimed Inuksuit, this site-determined piece flows from Adams’ ongoing engagement with sound in outdoor space. Inspired by the Inuit concept of sila, the spirit that animates the world, 80 leading contemporary musicians are guided by the pace of their own breaths, blending composition and sonic environment into an expansive and immersive listening experience.
Pre-concert discussion with John Luther Adams and John Schaefer on July 26 at 4:00 in the Bruno Walter Auditorium, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (111 Amsterdam Ave., between 64th and 65th Streets)