Mountain Man

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

When composer John Luther Adams began working on environmental protection upon graduation from Cal Arts, he ended up in Alaska in 1975 where his deep love of its wilderness led to his permanent residence there. The influence of Alaska's vast landscape has been a source of inspiration and emotion in Adams's music ever since, and from his small cabin-studio outside Fairbanks he has composed for everything from television and children's theater to orchestra and electronics. Tonight, we hear selections from his piece For Lou Harrison, Harrison being another major influence in Adams’s composing career. Also, music of Nobukazu Takemura and Kyle Gann.

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Comments [4]

Deb from Brooklyn

Mad Man Haiku

Don Draper. Cool. Cold.
I long for him yet fear him.
I can't stop watching.

Sep. 27 2009 09:34 PM
Mike N. from Brooklyn

I always thought haiku was nature, and senryu was humor. To that end, I'd consult an expert in Japanese literature and culture:

Is it a haiku?
Burt Cooper would surely know.
Shoeless, I will ask.

Sep. 27 2009 09:24 PM
Mary Hunt from East Village

Remembering how
I liked this program way back
Twenty years ago.

Sep. 27 2009 09:20 PM
joanie from Manhattan


Leaving for Mad Men?
Evening Music lures me; still
there could be podcasts.

Sep. 27 2009 09:20 PM

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