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WQXR Hosts John Luther Adams Pre-Release Listening of 'Become Ocean' (Cantaloupe Records) on September 12

By Maria Jean Sullivan m.sullivan@classicalite.com on Sep 11, 2014 05:07 PM EDT

Tomorrow, tune in to WQXR as John Luther Adams presents a pre-release listening of his album Become Ocean, to be released on Cantaloupe Records.

Adams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning album was recorded with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra under music director Ludovic Morlot.

Q2 Music will host the exclusive listening event in 5.1 surround-sound on Friday, September 12 at 8 p.m. in The Greene Space at WQXR.

Prior to the listening party, an interview with Adams about the story behind Become Ocean will take place. Helga Davis form Q2 Music will host the event, which entails lighting, spacing, seating and complementary visuals designed in consultation with Adams. The accompanying visucal will provide the precise environment to experience Become Ocean in.

“As a composer and a listener, I hope to discover strange, beautiful new places, and to get hopelessly lost in them,” said Adams on the performance. “The best place to experience Become Ocean is in the middle of the stage, between the three instrumental choirs of the orchestra. At Carnegie Hall, that’s not possible.”

Watch below the world premiere performance of Become Ocean with the Ludovic Morlot conducted Seattle Symphony at the Benaroya Hall in Seattle in June of 2013.

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