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Adams: Inuksuit / Inuksuit Ensemble

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>Adams, John Luther : Inuksuit, for percussion

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>Adams, John Luther : Inuksuit, for percussion
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Notes & Reviews:

Some musical events encourage a community to take stock of its surroundings, but very few actually fold so seamlessly into the environment itself that they become part of a community's memory and imagination. John Luther Adams' Inuksuit is one of those works. Scored for 9 to 99 percussion players who are meant to be widely dispersed in an outdoor area (although the piece has also been performed indoors), Inuksuit has been described by the New York Times as 'the ultimate environmental piece,' while the New Yorker's Alex Ross hailed it as 'one of the most rapturous experiences of my listening life.'

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: In the forest surrounding Guilford Sound, Guilford, VT (06/12/2012).


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>Adams, John Luther : Inuksuit, for percussion
  • Performers: Jessica Schmitz (Percussion); Omar Camenartes (Percussion); Ben Reimer (Percussion); Matt Evans (Percussion); Nathaniel Hartman (Percussion); Ayano Kataoka (Percussion); Robert Esler (Percussion); Bill Solomon (Percussion); Diego Espinosa (Percussion); Noam Bierstone (Percussion); Kelli Kathman (Percussion); Michael Compitello (Percussion); Nathan Davis (Percussion); Krystina Marcoux (Percussion); Murray Mast (Percussion); Thad Anderson (Percussion); Danny Lichtenfeld (Percussion); Christopher Swist (Percussion); Russell Greenberg (Percussion); Jeff Stern (Percussion); Owen Weaver (Percussion); Annie Mauhs-Pugh (Percussion); Phil Hermans (Percussion); Timothy Feeney (Percussion); Christopher Demetriou (Percussion); Lisa Tolentino (Percussion); Ryan Maguire (Percussion); Benjamin Fraley (Percussion); Carson Moody (Percussion); Sharif Mamoun (Percussion); Alessandro Valiente (Percussion); Amy Garapic (Percussion)
  • Ensemble: Inuksuit Ensemble
  • Running Time: 11 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary