Back to Projects
Clocked Out presents Early Warning System performing:|
Strange and Sacred Noises
Alaskan composer John Luther Adams' epic work for drums, tamtams, bells, sirens...
"The music seemed to enact vast and complex natural processes, as if I were witnessing, in sonic form, the solar system forming or the continents shifting." - San Fransisco Classical Voice
At a time when many classical composers are wondering "what's next", composer John Luther Adams has come into his own. Alaska is home to him, and Adams' music reflects its purity and a great sense of wonder of the natural world. In Adams' multi-movement percussion piece Strange and Sacred Noises, non-pitched instruments combine in basic gestures to communicate some of the immediacy and inscrutability of his icy, frozen environment. All of the music is pared down to the essentials, and nothing in Adams' 73-minute composition is extraneous.
Supported by Arts Queensland and Queensland Conservatorium of Music.
Program details below
Who: Michael Askill, Vanessa Tomlinson, Nozomi Omote, Cameron Kennedy