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40th Annual Commisioned Composer Set
MARCH 31, 2006--The University of Wisconsin-River Falls will host its
40th Annual Commissioned Composer Concert featuring music from guest artist
John Luther Adams on Thursday, April 6 at 8 p.m. in the William Abbot
Concert Hall in the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building.
From his home in Alaska, Adams has created a unique musical world grounded
in wilderness landscapes and indigenous cultures, and in natural phenomena
from the songs of birds to elemental noise. His music includes works for
orchestra, small ensembles, percussion and electronic media, and is recorded
on Cold Blue, Mode, Cantaloupe, New World, New Albion and other labels.
He is the author of Winter Music (Wesleyan, 2004), and his writings have
appeared in numerous periodicals and anthologies, including “The
Best Spiritual Writing” (Harper Collins, 2002) and “The Book
of Music and Nature” (Wesleyan, 2000).
Adams has worked with many prominent performers and venues, including
Bang On A Can, Other Minds, Almeida Opera, Steven Schick, the California
E.A.R. Unit, FLUX Quartet, the Paul Dresher Ensembles, Percussion Group
Cincinnati, the Sundance Institute, and Arena Stage. He has received awards
and fellowships from Meet the Composer, the National Endowment for the
Arts, Lila Wallace Arts Partners, the Rockefeller Foundation, Opera America,
and the Foundation for Contemporary Performing Arts.
For more information about the concert call the music department at 715/425/3183
or visit www.uwrf.edu/music/events.html.
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