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Get Involved: John Luther Adams's 'Soundwalk 9:09' Opens the Met Breuer

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The sounds you record could make their way into a new work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams.

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New Sounds

Celebrating Earth Day

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

New Sounds celebrates Earth Day, featuring composers who use the sounds of the natural world to make music that belongs not just to humanity, but to the whole planet.

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New Sounds

Pipes & Wind Instruments Aplenty

Monday, March 23, 2015

Listen to the pipes and flutes a-calling on this New Sounds program in music from Argentinian producer/DJ Chancha Via Circuito, music by Alaska-based John Luther Adams, & much more.

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New Sounds

Arctic Music

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hear arresting new music for Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq & Kronos Quartet by Canadian Derek Charke - his epic "Tundra Songs." Also, music by Tanya Tagaq, Ben Frost & Paola Prestini.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

John Luther Adams Harnesses Sound and Silence in 'The Wind in High Places'

Monday, January 12, 2015

John Luther Adams has mastered the sonic world of the outdoors and open space. His newest album centers around his first string quartet, "The Wind in High Places." 

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New Sounds

Year in Review 2014: John Schaefer's Top 10

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

John Schaefer presents his Top 10 new music releases of 2014. Listen to music by an Icelandic electro-acoustic composer, a Korean-American composer, a chamber-jazz-rock band, & more.

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New Sounds

December 2014 New Releases

Monday, January 05, 2015

For this show, we're looking back at some of the records that came into the New Sounds library in late 2014.

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New Sounds

New Sounds Year in Review 2014: 4

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

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In a shocking break with tradition, John Schaefer reveals his Top 10 new music releases of 2014, before January of 2015.
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Specials

Meet The Composer: John Luther Adams

Monday, November 17, 2014

Adams got kicked out of multiple high schools and moved to the edge of society in Alaska, yet somehow managed to win a 2014 Pulitzer Prize. Here's how he did it.

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Studio 360

Frances McDormand & Fiddler on the Roof

Friday, October 10, 2014

On this week’s show: Frances McDormand explains why it’s so important to choose strong female roles. And why do we still love Fiddler on the Roof?

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Studio 360

John Luther Adams Composes Music Glaciers Would Like

Friday, October 10, 2014

Composer John Luther Adams won the Pulitzer Prize in music this year for Become Ocean. He was inspired by the melting of polar ice — but don’t call it political art.

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Radiolab

John Luther Adams

Friday, October 03, 2014

What's the soundtrack for the end of the world? We go looking for an answer.
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New Sounds

John Luther Adams: Become Ocean

Friday, October 03, 2014

On tonight’s New Sounds, immerse yourself in John Luther Adams’s Become Ocean, a forty-two-minute piece for large orchestra which won the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2014.

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New Sounds

New Releases, September 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Listen to the cream of the crop! It's the best of the new releases that have invaded the New Sounds library, including this year's Pulitzer Prize-winning work, "Become Ocean."

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The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: Q2 Music's 'Become Ocean' Listening Party with John Luther Adams

Friday, September 26, 2014

Watch Q2 Music's exclusive conversation and listening party with the Pulitzer Prize winner, hosted by Helga Davis.

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Q2 Music

On-Demand Video: World Premiere of John Luther Adams's Sila: The Breath of the World

Monday, September 08, 2014

Recently, some 2,000 spectators gathered amid the chatter and car horns of New York City for the newest work from Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams.

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New York Now

On-Demand Video: Become Ocean Listening Party with J.L. Adams

Monday, September 08, 2014

Watch the archived webcast from The Greene Space, of John Luther Adams's Pulitzer Prize-winning Become Ocean in engulfing 5.1 surround sound.

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Meet the Composer

Bonus Track: The Wind in High Places by John Luther Adams

Monday, July 07, 2014

John Luther Adams wrote his first string quartet at age 59. Download The Wind in High Places as Meet the Composer's first Bonus Track with John Luther Adams.

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Meet the Composer

Launch Party and Concert: John Luther Adams

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Red Arc / Blue Veil by John Luther Adams, the subject of the first episode of Meet the Composer, is a piece that defies its small instrumentation. For piano, mallet percussion and processed sounds, the piece occupies space with gradually-evolving sonic sheets. Before listening to the piece, hear about Adams's move to New York after 40 years in Alaska in his on-stage interview with Nadia Sirota. 

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Meet the Composer

John Luther Adams: Bad Decisions and Finding Home

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The composer got kicked out of multiple high schools and moved to the edge of society in Alaska, yet somehow managed to win a 2014 Pulitzer Prize. Here's how he did it.

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