Episode #1904

Program #1904

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Sunday, April 20, 2003

Hailing from the boreal forest near Fairbanks, Alaska, composer John Luther Adams is an original voice, and a modern-day American maverick if there ever was one. We hear his concert-length work for string quartet, celesta, harp, two vibraphones and string orchestra, "In the White Silence." The 1998 work evokes the northern landscape in all its beauty and brutality.

PROGRAM # 1904, with John Luther Adams (First aired on 3/28/01)





John Luther Adams

Private CD

In The White Silence, excerpts [56:00]

Just released in April 2003 on New World #80600
For info on Adams' other recordings and other works, go to his website at

*, ** - Find the recordings you've heard - go to the New Sounds Recordings Information page

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