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Clocked Out presents Early Warning System performing:
Strange and Sacred Noises
Alaskan composer John Luther Adams' epic work for drums, tamtams, bells, sirens...

"The music seemed to enact vast and complex natural processes, as if I were witnessing, in sonic form, the solar system forming or the continents shifting." - San Fransisco Classical Voice

At a time when many classical composers are wondering "what's next", composer John Luther Adams has come into his own. Alaska is home to him, and Adams' music reflects its purity and a great sense of wonder of the natural world. In Adams' multi-movement percussion piece Strange and Sacred Noises, non-pitched instruments combine in basic gestures to communicate some of the immediacy and inscrutability of his icy, frozen environment. All of the music is pared down to the essentials, and nothing in Adams' 73-minute composition is extraneous.

Supported by Arts Queensland and Queensland Conservatorium of Music.

Program details below

Who: Michael Askill, Vanessa Tomlinson, Nozomi Omote, Cameron Kennedy
What: Early Warning System performs: Strange and Sacred Noises
When & Where: 12 September 2012 @ Ian Hanger Recital Hall, Queensland Conservatorium

Early Warning System

Arts Queensland Griffith University