Music For Writers: John Luther Adams – ‘To Become An Aeolian Harp Myself’

‘The Sheer Sensuous Pleasure Of Sound’ Having heard and re-heard the three movements of John Luther Adams’ The Wind in High Places  many times in its new recording from Cold Blue Music, I knew exactly what I wanted to ask the composer about it. John Luther Adams His speed. These ineffable tempi. Like Robert Wilson’s… Read More

Music for Writers: JACK Quartet + Four áltaVoz Composers

‘The Ride Of Our Repertoire’ “What was that term you used? ‘Screechy?’” John Pickford Richards is laughing at me as he takes a question about how reachy — “not at all screechy, John,” I assure him — some of the music on the JACK Quartet’s new album may be for these artists. As personable a… Read More