Don't Miss This: September 8, 2011
An avant-garde moment if there ever was one! On February 20, 2011, 78 percussionists gave a spontaneous live performance of John Luther Adams’ experimental piece Inuksuit, for percussion ensemble at New York’s Park Avenue Armory. The title of this work – originally intended for outdoor performance – refers to the the stone markers that the Inuit and other native peoples of the Arctic used to orient their travels; it is a reference to the required signals or markers the individual percussionists must follow to create a cohesive whole, and likewise represents Adams’ tribute to his native Alaska. Is this music? Is it noise? Is it performance art? And more importantly, do you like it? Tell us what you think!
John Luther Adams’ Inuksuit for 78 percussion – Live in NY