John Luther Adams: A Sonic Geography of Alaska

In 2009, I spent two months in Alaska interviewing and working with this year’s Pulitzer Prize winner for music, John Luther Adams, for my 2010 documentary “The Reach Of Resonance.”  John has been exploring the sonic geography of Alaska through birdsong, Alaska Native language and drumming, and the geophysical phenomena of the land and sky.  At the time, he was composing “Inuksuit,” a piece for nine to ninety-nine percussionists that has the audience literally hike through the piece, as musicians…

  • November 01
    Cassia Streb
    Saturday, November 1

    Cassia Streb

    soundSpark

    Children's Theatre West Hollywood Library

    soundSpark is a free, monthly new music series for young children featuring solo and duo performances by emerging artists. soundSpark takes place at 12pm on the first Saturday of every month. November’s concert will feature Cassia Streb.

  • November 09
    Gear, soundShoppe, November, 2008 (photo by Jorge Martin)
    Sunday, November 9

    soundShoppe 11.9.14

    soundShoppe

    Center for the Arts Eagle Rock

    soundShoppe is a FREE monthly unstructured sound workshop/noise jam for experimental musicians and sound artists presented by SASSAS and Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock. This month’s session will be led by longtime soundShoppe participant and SASSAS friend, Wild Don Lewis of Small Drone Orchestra.

    Registration is optional, please select the Get Tickets button to register.

  • November 20
    Axon Ladder
    Thursday, November 20

    Bhob Rainey

    AD HOC

    Center for the Arts Eagle Rock

    SASSAS presents acclaimed genre-bending musician / composer Bhob Rainey (Nmperign, The BSC), performing Axon Ladder in immersive quadrophonic sound at Center for the Arts Eagle Rock.

  • December 06
    Brian Walsh
    Saturday, December 6

    Brian Walsh

    soundSpark

    Children's Theatre West Hollywood Library

    soundSpark is a free, monthly new music series for young children featuring solo and duo performances by emerging artists. soundSpark takes place at 12pm on the first Saturday of every month. December’s concert will feature Brian Walsh.

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