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Caption: John Adams, Credit: Deborah O'Grady
Composer John Adams reflects on his creating American music that’s intense, sensual and meaningful.

Bought by WABE, KMRE-LP, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jan 27, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
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What makes a composer's music resonate with the audience? Composer John Adams offers a starting point to this ultimately unanswerable question. U...

Bought by WETS and Red River Radio Network


  • Added: Sep 30, 2007
  • Length: :29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: John Luther Adams, Credit: Evan Hurd / Cantaloupe Music
John Luther Adams made all of the wrong career decisions. He got kicked out of multiple high schools, went to the "wrong" college, never finished h...

Bought by WGTE FM 91


  • Added: Dec 02, 2014
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 1
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From New York Public Radio’s Q2 Music, Meet the Composer is a five-part radio series that takes listeners into the minds and creative processes of the composers making some of the most engaging, innovative, and beautiful music today. Featuring host Nadia Sirota with composers John Luther Adams (2014 Pulitzer Prize in Music), Caroline Shaw (2013 Pulitzer Prize in Music), Donnacha Dennehy, Marcos Balter, and Andrew Norman.

  • From: WNYC
  • Updated: Dec 03, 2014
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It was John Cage who suggested that music was always in the air, and John Luther Adams has been tapping that sound for over 30 years. His evocative...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2009
  • Length: 03:30
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We’re getting a broad course in listening here, a sense of how a minimalist composer maxes out on sound, and how we, too, might make the most of th...

Bought by WMUU-LP and KMXT


  • Added: Apr 11, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Gordon Wright, the Alaskan composer, conductor, professor, and environmentalist, was John Luther Adams's best friend. When he died suddenly in 200...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2016
  • Length: 24:07
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When composer John Adams attends a concert that features his music, he looks forward to hearing what the audience has to say -- as long as they don...

Bought by WETS


  • Added: Sep 30, 2007
  • Length: :17
  • Purchases: 1
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What came first, the chicken or the egg -- the music's title or the music itself? Composer John Adams talks about the origin of his extroverted wo...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2007
  • Length: :27
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As talented and exceptionally skilled as today's orchestra musicians may be, there are plenty of living composers whose music still presents a chal...

Bought by WETS


  • Added: Sep 30, 2007
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 1
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Two modern day rebels meet up in this clip that introduces Leila Josefowicz's performance of (either) Adams' Road Movies or his Violin Concerto. Th...

Bought by WITF and WFCR


  • Added: Aug 31, 2006
  • Length: :33
  • Purchases: 2
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A titan of modern music contemplates the spiritual and theoretical dimensions of sound

  • Added: Jan 07, 2008
  • Length: 05:03
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10 Pieces

From New York Public Radio’s Q2 Music, Meet the Composer is a Peabody-Award winning five-part radio series that takes listeners into the minds and creative processes of the composers making some of the most engaging, innovative, and beautiful music today. Featuring host Nadia Sirota with composers John Luther Adams (2014 Pulitzer Prize in Music), Caroline Shaw (2013 Pulitzer Prize in Music), Donnacha Dennehy, Marcos Balter, and Andrew Norman.

  • From: WQXR
  • Updated: Jun 07, 2016
Caption: Robert Spano
The New York Philharmonic commissioned composer John Adams to write a new work for the first anniversary of 9/11. Instead of writing music for tho...

Bought by WETS


  • Added: Dec 31, 2009
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 1
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10 Pieces

From New York Public Radio’s Q2 Music, Meet the Composer is a Peabody Award-winning five-part radio series that takes listeners into the minds and creative processes of the composers making some of the most engaging, innovative, and beautiful music today. Season 2 features host Nadia Sirota with Meredith Monk, Kaija Saariaho, Ingram Marshall, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, and Nico Muhly

  • From: WQXR
  • Updated: Jun 07, 2016
Caption: Cover of Theater Programme for Israel Zangwill's play "The Melting Pot", Credit: Wikipedia
We’ll speak to some talented conductors in America’s melting pot from Finland and Poland, plus the young composer Adam Schoenberg

Bought by WGTE FM 91


  • Added: Jun 01, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Elizabeth Joy Roe, Credit: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco
We’ll hear some amazing musicians you might not know, including Pultizer Prize winner John Luther Adams and pianist Elizabeth Joy Roe on today’s Wh...

Bought by WGTE FM 91


  • Added: Jun 01, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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If you're a conductor, it's helpful to have a living composer at your side to answer questions about their music that may come up during rehearsals...

Bought by WITF


  • Added: Jun 26, 2007
  • Length: :28
  • Purchases: 1
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Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams, who until very recently made his home in Alaska, is far from the only composer to be inspired by...

  • Added: Jan 06, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
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John Ashbery seemed to lower, not raise, his voice when he spoke his poems.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, WLPR, and KALW


  • Added: Sep 08, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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As part of the Juilliard-trained, multi-award winning Ahn Trio with her sisters Lucia and Maria, violinist Angella Ahn has been at the forefront of...

Bought by KGLT and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 02, 2016
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 2
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As part of the Juilliard-trained, multi-award winning Ahn Trio with her sisters Lucia and Maria, violinist Angella Ahn has been at the forefront of...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 15, 2016
  • Length: :29
  • Purchases: 1
From: WBAA
Series: What's New
Caption: Norman Rockwell's Sharp Harmony, Credit: Ebay
We’ll feature four modern masterpieces for string quartet by Walter Mays, John Adams, Andrzej Panufnik, and John Corigliano on this episode of What...

Bought by WVBI-LP and WGTE FM 91


  • Added: Jun 22, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Five musical giants consider a signature movement in new music

  • Added: Jan 07, 2008
  • Length: 05:02
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A conceptualist of sound contemplates the meaning of music

Bought by KGLT and KGOU


  • Added: Jan 07, 2008
  • Length: 05:02
  • Purchases: 2