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Winter Music By Other Kyle Gann

Winter Music

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Eminent composer discusses music, culture, and the environment.
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Winter Music by Other Kyle Gann

Composer John Luther Adams makes his home in the boreal forest near Fairbanks, Alaska, where he has created a unique musical world grounded in the elemental landscapes and indigenous cultures of the North. Winter Music, a collection of Adams's essays, journal entries, and other writings is poetic and inspirational and delves into the environmental and cultural awareness that creates his reflective, almost spiritual, approach to music. The accompanying audio CD includes two previously unrecorded works by Adams. Adams's music explores natural phenomena from the songs of birds, to the complex nature of chaos, fractal geometry, and elemental noise. Similarly, his writings explore"that region between place and culture, between environment and imagination," reflecting a philosophy of deep awareness that makes him one of the most original composers working today.

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About Other Kyle Gann


John Luther Adams has released 11 recordings and worked with many prominent performers. He has taught at the University of Alaska, Bennington College, and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. His writings have appeared in numerous periodicals and anthologies, including The Best Spiritual Writing (2002) and The Book of Music and Nature (Wesleyan, 2000). Kyle Gann is a composer, new music critic for The Village Voice, and author of American Music in the 20th Century (1997).

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CIN000404836
Winter Music by Other Kyle Gann
Other Kyle Gann
Used - Very Good
Hardback
University Press of New England
2004-11-10
236
0819567426
9780819567420
N/A
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