John Luther Adams: I. Frank Zappa as Gateway Drug

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Frank Zappa Frank Zappa

John Luther Adams didn't start as a composer of vast, powerful swaths of sound. In fact, as a member of a teen rock cover band in New Jersey, his musical roots clash with his current sonic identity. Through Frank Zappa, though, he and his friends discovered the sounds of Edgard Varèse and other maverick composers, beginning his winding path towards an obsession with silence. 

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gina ballinger from graz austria

a rare afternoon listening to Nadia Sirota present John Luther Adams. thank you! echos life itself.

Sep. 11 2014 12:03 PM

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