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Ted Gioia | The Honest Broker
The Brilliant Bad Decisions of John Luther Adams
He never finished high school, took demanding work outside of music, moved to a cabin in Alaska, etc. Can you really win a Pulitzer Prize this way? Well, yes. . .
Below is the latest installment in a series of articles on people I call visionaries of sound. These individuals demonstrate, in their lives and craft, that music is much more than mere commercial entertainment. Instead their songs possess profound power as transformative forces in human society.
Adams's swelling orchestral work may be the loveliest apocalypse in musical history. - Alex Ross, New Yorker
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