Bonus Track: John Adams' 'Coast,' Unplugged

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Alarm Will Sound (Carl Socolow/Courtesy of the artist)

Today's bonus track is an exclusive arrangement of a nutso, sci-fi-y electronic piece John Adams wrote in 1993. Originally part of a larger work, Hoodoo Zephyr, Coast was never intended to be performed live. However, the 20-person chamber ensemble Alarm Will Sound has often been tempted by electronic works. Violinist, composer, and Alarm Will Sound member Caleb Burhans, who cut his teeth arranging works by Aphex Twin for the group, adapted Adams' work. While Alarm Will Sound has performed this piece several times, we're proud to bring this you exclusive recording! 

Hosted by:

Nadia Sirota

Produced by:

Jon Hanrahan

Contributors:

Curtis Macdonald

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