Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Great Noise Ensemble plays John Luther Adams

Great Noise Ensemble, DC's champion of the new, is at it again. Catch them this Friday, April 22, performing John Luther Adams' formidable Clouds of Forgetting, Clouds of Unknowing.

Is it just me, or is John Luther Adams the most famous living composer that no one really knows? Even among informed new music fans, I rarely come across people who can name one piece of his.

Maybe it's his esoteric topics (Alaska. Time.). Maybe it's his sloooowwwww music. Maybe it's the stigma of being the "other" John Adams in contemporary classical music. So, is this piece alone worth the 70-minute listen?

Decide for yourself this Friday. Then check back here for the review.

April 22, 2011 - 7:30pm
$15 ($10 students/seniors)

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