New York, NY—Veils and Vesper (Premiere of the performance version)

Winter Garden at Brookfield Place 230 Vesey Street, New York, NY

Experience an immersive sound installation within the Winter Garden palm trees as part of Brookfield Place‘s annual music series, New Sounds Live, curated by WNYC. The installation titled, Veils and Vesper, is a composition of synthetic sounds by John Luther Adams that is formed by the interactions of a mathematical algorithm and prime numbers to create a sensuous, ever-changing soundscape.


Asheville, NC—Waves and Particles (World Premiere)

Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center 120 College Street, Ashville, NC

World premiere of John Luther Adams’ new composition Waves and Particles, performed by the JACK Quartet. Presented on the opening night of the 12th annual ReVIEWING Black Mountain College Conference (November 12 – 14, 2021) and in conjunction with the exhibition Don’t Blame it on ZEN: The Way of John Cage & Friends (September 3, 2021 – January 8, 2022).


London, UK—A Brief Descent into Deep Time (World Premiere)

Kings Place Hall One 90 York Way, London

Voices Unwrapped David Lang The Little Match Girl Passion Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen Song John Luther Adams A Brief Descent into Deep Time (world premiere) Theatre of Voices David Bendix Nielsen organ TBA percussion Paul Hillier conductor Danish super group Theatre of Voices return to Kings Place for the world premiere of John Luther Adams’ A brief descent into deep time and

£9.50 – £39.50

Perth, Australia—Become Ocean (Australian Premiere)

Perth Concert Hall 5 St Georges Terrace, Perth

An immersive world of wonder Olivia DAVIES New Work (World Premiere) Benjamin BRITTEN Peter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes John Luther ADAMS Become Ocean (Australian Premiere) James Ledger, conductor West Australian Symphony Orchestra Western Australian Youth Orchestra Take a plunge into the deepest blue to discover churning waves, eerie calm and some of the greatest wonders of music of the sea.

Geneva, Switzerland—Inuksuit (Swiss Premiere)

John Luther Adams has long been interested in the connection humans have with nature. His concerns about melting ice led him to imagine this large-scale work, designed to be performed outdoors and for which the performers are dispersed and move around. Inuksuit is inspired by the stacks of stones built by the Inuit and the indigenous populations of the Arctic.

New York, NY—Ten Thousand Birds (New York Premiere)

Park Avenue Armory 643 Park Avenue, New York, NY

New music ensemble Alarm Will Sound will take over the Armory’s historic rooms and the Wade Thompson Drill Hall to perform Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams’ Ten Thousand Birds. The work is based on the songs of birds that are native to or migrate through the area in which the piece is performed. The ensemble performs the


Sioux Falls, SD—An Atlas of Deep Time (World Premiere)

Washington Pavilion 301 South Main, Sioux Falls, SD

SDSO Centennial Finale EVENT OVERVIEW: Strauss / Also Sprach Zarathustra John Luther Adams / An Atlas of Deep Time (World Premiere) Delta David Gier, conductor The final concert of this Centennial Season opens with Richard Strauss’ epic tone poem “Thus Spake Zarathustra”, the opening bars of which are immortalized in Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey.” An Atlas of Deep

$13 – $51

Moab, UT—Three Nocturnes (World Premiere)

Daniel Sabzghabaei: There’s Time (world premiere) Julie Zhu: The Answers John Luther Adams: Three Nocturnes (world premiere) Medieval selections TBA John Adams: Shaker Loops Artists: Program: Tessa Lark, violin Tanya Tomkins, cello Robert Black, curator, bass JACK Quartet: Christopher Otto, violin Austin Wulliman, violin John Pickford Richards, viola Jay Campbell, cello A guided scenic hike leads adventuresome concert-goers to a


Cardiff, Wales—Lines made by Walking (European Premiere)

Cardiff University Concert Hall 31 Corbett Road, Cardiff, Wales

THE CARDUCCI QUARTET “In conversation with John Luther Adams” We are delighted that Festival Featured Composer John Luther Adams will join us for a live chat, with Zoom. hosted by Steph Power. This once in a lifetime opportunity will take place at 18.45 in the Concert Hall and is free to all ticket holders. Programme: John Luther Adams Lines made

£2 – £25

Boston, MA—Liz Gerring Dance Company with the JACK Quartet: Harbor

Institute of Contemporary Art / Boston 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA

The New York-based Liz Gerring Dance Company debuts “Harbor,” a world premiere evening-length performance artfully combining movement, live music, and poetic illumination. Featuring a newly commissioned string quartet by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams, Gerring’s dancers are joined live onstage by the intrepid JACK Quartet. In Harbor, Gerring’s choreographic style–muscular athleticism combined with elegant formalism–mirrors the possibilities of the

$20 – $30