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Jan 17 2024
St John’s Church, Waterloo
London, United Kingdom
Cost: £12 - £15


John Luther Adamssongbirdsongs

Take a moment for some peaceful reflection on the world around us with the LPO.

For John Luther Adams, music is a lifelong search for home – an invitation to slow down, pay attention, and remember our place within the larger community of life on earth.

Living for almost 40 years in northern Alaska, Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award-winning composer John Luther Adams discovered a unique musical world grounded in space, stillness, and elemental forces. In this unique work, Adams captures the tranquillity and turbulence of the natural world and draws on birdsong to bring the sense of wonder that we feel outdoors into the concert hall.

‘These small songs are echoes of rare moments and places where the voices of birds have been clear and I have been quiet enough to hear. Now and then this magic finds me wandering in search of my own voice.’ John Luther Adams


St John’s Church, Waterloo
Waterloo Rd
London, SE1 8TY
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 20 7633 9819

His music perfectly echoes the landscape he loves: impersonal, relentless, larger than human scale, yet gorgeous, a quiet chaos of colors, suffused with light. It’s not a climate everyone could live in. But for those who want to bathe their ears in an aural aurora borealis while staying warm inside, it’s a spiritual odyssey well worth taking. - Kyle Gann
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