To The Listener:
A Note from John Luther Adams
It's a well-worn cliché that the streets of the city are noisy.
But what happens when we decide to listen to the sounds around us not as noise, but as musical voices?
Suddenly, the whole city becomes an enveloping, never-ending piece of music.
As we walk the streets with open ears, we hear far more than an undifferentiated roar. We discover much more detail than we might imagine—innumerable small sounds and unexpected pools of stillness. At times we can almost hear the city breathing.
These two Soundwalks are an invitation to listen more deeply to the music of the city.
|philip glass||symphony no 8|
|john luther adams||soundwalk 9:09 downtown|
|terry riley||blue anthem||no man's land|