Sunday Afternoon Fever Part Two : The Known Universe
07/25/14 Lincoln Center Out Of Doors presented the world premiere of John Luther Adams's Sila: The Breath of the World . The sixty or so players featured members of Asphalt Orchestra, Cadillac Moon Ensemble, Contemporaneous, The Crossing, eighth blackbird, Face the Music, Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble, Hotel Elefant, JACK Quartet, and TILT Brass.
“Following the Alaska-based, 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning composer’s acclaimed Inuksuit, this site-determined piece flows from Adams’ ongoing engagement with sound in outdoor space. Inspired by the Inuit concept of sila, the spirit that animates the world, 80 leading contemporary musicians are guided by the pace of their own breaths, blending composition and sonic environment into an expansive and immersive listening experience.”
This beautiful unamplified piece unfolded from a time and gesture based score with large string, brass and percussion sections on the perimeter of a central pool where vocalists waded, projecting their voices through acoustic megaphones, the piece slowly ascending in tone, and after an hour reduced down to a few breaths.
For all Venture Bros fans who are venturing to the San Diego Comic Con 2014, there will be a Venture Bros panel at Hilton Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront with Jackson Publick, Doc Hammer, and Patrick Warburton on Friday, July 25th at 1.15pm. There’s also a party that night at the Hilton Bar hosted by the Venture Bros blog, and Jackson and Doc will be signing at the Adult Swim booth on Sat 26 July at noon. Go Team Venture!
Cloud Becomes Your Hand Rocks Or Cakes (Northern Spy)
Coh To Beat (Mego)
King Buzzo This Machine Kills Artists (Ipecac)
Anna Calvi One Breath (Domino)
Sentieri Selvaggi AC/DC (Canteloupe)
Christopher Campbell Sound The All-Clear (Innova)
Michael Hicks Ritual Grounds (Tantara)
The Gloaming The Gloaming (Brassland)
Caleb Burhans Evensong (Canteloupe)
Raoul Duguay Raoul Duguay (Capitol)
Fred Ho and the Green Monster Big Band The Sweet Science Suite (Mutable)
Fleshgod Apocalypse Labyrinth (Nuclear Blast)
Laura Nyro Eli and the 13th Confession (Columbia)