John Luther Adams

John Luther Adams
  • Apr 15, 2014 7:30 PM
  • Rozsa Center

Called "one of the most original musical thinkers of the new century" (Alex Ross, The New Yorker), John Luther Adams is a composer whose life and work are deeply rooted in the natural world who will bring his talent and vision to Michigan Tech as a part of the “Ecology and Art Lecture Series” at the Rozsa. Adams composes for orchestra, chamber ensembles, percussion and electronic media, and his music is recorded on Cold Blue, New World, Mode, Cantaloupe, and New Albion. A recipient of the Heinz Award for his contributions to raising environmental awareness, Adams has also been honored with the Nemmers Prize from Northwestern University "for melding the physical and musical worlds into a unique artistic vision that transcends stylistic boundaries."

Free and Open to the Public

Adams will also participate in a panel discussion with Michigan Tech environmental science, ecology, poetry, and music professors, and regional environmental science professionals, in the Rozsa Lobby from 10 AM – 11 AM, Tuesday, April 15. The arts and sciences panel discussion that will include: Christopher Plummer, Assistant Professor of Sound, Department of Visual And Performing Arts; Aquatic Ecologist Amy Schrank, Research Assistant Professor, School of Forest Services and Environmental Science; John Vucetich, Associate Professor, School of Forest Resources And Environmental Science, an ecologist from Michigan Technological University who began working with the Wolf and Moose Isle Royale project in the early 1990s as a field technician and now leads the project; M. Bartley Seigel, Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Diverse Literatures, Humanities, Director of English And Liberal Arts, Michigan Tech; and the regional environmentalist Evan McDonald, Executive Director of The Keweenaw Land Trust. The topic of the panel discussion focuses on “what art and science have to say to one another."

This event is sponsored by the Mark Eugene Howard Endowment and in collaboration with the Michigan Tech Department of Visual and Performing Arts, and is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs Minigrant program, administered by the Copper Country Community Arts Council.

Both events are free, however tickets are required for the evening lecture due to limited seating.

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