Friday, August 09, 2013

"we may quite literally become ocean": Heinz Award-winning warmist composer runs away to Alaska to get away from the world, but now it's too warm there [although it cooled 2.4 F last decade], so he has a "latter-day outpost in the Mexican Sonoran desert"?

Taking the World By Storm? Weather Inspired Music : San Francisco Classical Voice
John Luther Adams may be the composer most involved with weather and climate change. An environmental activist in his 20s and early 30s, he was recently a recipient of a Heinz Award for “individuals who are working toward real and inspirational solutions for environmental problems.”
Adams not only has composed many works representative of weather in northern Alaska and his latter-day outpost in the Mexican Sonoran desert
Since he moved to Alaska in the 1970’s, Adams has seen a change in the weather and this, too, has changed his composing philosophy. “I ran away to Alaska to get away from the world, but the world has found me,” said Adams.
The 42-minute orchestral work Become Ocean is the latest of his “climate pieces.” Given its premiere on June 20 by the Seattle Symphony, the work is prefaced with the words: “As the polar ice melts and sea level rises, we humans find ourselves facing the prospect that once again we may quite literally become ocean.”

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