“A Sonic Geography of the Arctic”.
For vln, vla, vlc, cb, digital delay, 4 singers (SSAB), 4 percussion, 4 speaking voices and recorded natural sounds.
Commissioned by the Alaska Festival of Native Arts.
Recorded on New World Records.
“…John Luther Adams’ powerful Earth and the Great Weather was less a traditional opera, more an environment in which to contemplate the fragile sounds the composer created and the bleak, beautiful landscapes he evoked… Vocal quartet Synergy gave a restrained but potent performance verging on ritual enactment.” - BBC Music Magazine
“…a powerful amalgam of poetry, philosophy and music…” - Opera Magazine
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