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John Luther Adams: Become Ocean

Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Ludovic Morlot

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Become Ocean
John Luther Adams; Seattle Symphony Orchestra; Ludovic Morlot
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    43:14
"Like the sea at dawn, it presents a gorgeous surface, yet its heaving motion conveys overwhelming force ... may be the loveliest apocalypse in musical history." - The New Yorker Awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Music and a Grammy winner, American composer John Luther Adams’s Become Ocean was commissioned and premiered by the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and Ludovic Morlot in June 2013. In May 2014 the orchestra and Morlot took Become Ocean to Carnegie Hall. The work, almost 45 minutes long for full orchestra, borrows its title from a verse by composer John Cage written in honour of fellow composer Lou Harrison’s birthday. A visionary whose life and work are deeply rooted in the natural world, Adams inscribed the following statement on the score of Become Ocean: “Life on this earth first emerged from the sea. 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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Recorded at the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, Washington, on November 12, 2013 Recorded and edited by Dmitriy Lipay Mixed and mastered by Nathaniel Reichman at Dubway Studios, NYC Executive producers: Michael Gordon, David Lang, Kenny Savelson and Julia Wolfe Associate producers: William Blakeney, Christine Clark, Bernd Herzogenrath, Cheryl D. Lew and Gabriel Pasquale Art direction: Jim Fox Photography: Sebastian Meckelmann (front cover), Paul Chesley (back cover, inside spread), Richard Friedman (booklet) Front cover image licensed courtesy of Getty Images, Inc. All other wallet images licensed courtesy of National Geographic

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