For picc/bs clnt (one player), four percussion, celesta, harp, and string quintet.
Commissioned by the Sundance Institute and the Children’s Theater company. Script published by Samuel French.
“A Sonic Geography of the Arctic”.
For vln, vla, vlc, cb, digital delay, 4 singers (SSAB), 4 percussion, 4 speaking voices and recorded natural sounds.
Commissioned by the Alaska Festival of Native Arts.
Recorded on New World Records.
“…John Luther Adams’ powerful Earth and the Great Weather was less a traditional opera, more an environment in which to contemplate the fragile sounds the composer created and the bleak, beautiful landscapes he evoked… Vocal quartet Synergy gave a restrained but potent performance verging on ritual enactment.” - BBC Music Magazine
“…a powerful amalgam of poetry, philosophy and music…” - Opera Magazine
Stories by Barry Lopez.
For clnt (e-flat and bass), vln, cb, 4 percussion and storyteller.
Commissioned by Perseverance Theater.
“…timeless wisdom and humor… Coyote is a work that is full of wonder… The capacity audience responded at the end of the evening by standing up and howling back.” - Rutland (VT) Daily Herald
“…A howl of a production…Coyote is theatrically, musically, visually, psychologically and spiritually powerful medicine.” – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner