The New York Times
Review: ‘Canticles of the Holy Wind’ Summons the Elements at the Met
By Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheimoct
It's no wonder that birdsong should be central to the work of John Luther Adams, a composer and environmental activist whose music often draws inspiration from the unspoiled Arctic wilderness that he has fought to preserve. Throughout the ’70s he worked on "songbirdsongs," a cycle that translates his own field observations into crystalline instrumental miniatures for flutes and percussion. ...
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