The Farthest Place, the first book-length study of JLA’s work, includes essays by Alex Ross, Kyle Gann, Steven Schick, Glenn Kotche and other prominent musicians and scholars.

“John Luther Adams inspires us not only to listen more attentively, but to be more aware of the world in which we live. This … book … should not only be on the shelves of everyone interested in the music of our time but also anyone interested in being alive.” –  Frank J. Oteri

Becoming JLA
by Carlton Wilkinson, Brunswick Review, December 8, 2021

Becoming John Luther Adams: The evolution of one of America’s hottest composers
by Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times, May 3, 2018

Water Music
by Alex Ross, The New Yorker, July 8/15, 2013

Letter from Alaska (JLA Profile)
by Alex Ross, The New Yorker, May 12, 2008

John Luther Adams: American Composer
by Kyle Gann, Chamber Music Magazine, February 2002