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November 12, 2021 at 8PM
BMCM+AC at 120 College Street
Downtown, Asheville NC
World premiere of John Luther Adams new composition Waves and Particles, performed by JACK Quartet. Presented on the opening night of the 12th annual ReVIEWING Black Mountain College Conference (November 12 - 14, 2021) and in conjunction with the exhibition Don't Blame it on ZEN: The Way of John Cage & Friends (September 6, 2021 - January 8, 2022).
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For John Luther Adams, music is a lifelong search for home, an invitation to slow down, pay attention, and remember our place within the larger community of life on earth.
Living for almost 40 years in northern Alaska, Adams discovered a unique musical world grounded in space, stillness, and elemental forces. In the 1970s and into the 80s, he worked full time as an environmental activist. But the time came when he felt compelled to dedicate himself entirely to music. He made this choice with the belief that, ultimately, music can do more than politics could to change the world.
A deep concern for the state of the earth and the future of humanity drives Adams to compose.
Hailed by The New York Times as the nations most important quartet, the JACK Quartet is one of the most respected groups performing today. JACK is committed to performing and commissioning new works, giving voice to underheard composers, and cultivating an ever-greater sense of openness toward contemporary classical music. Over the past season, they have been selected as Musical Americas 2018 Ensemble of the Year and named to WQXRs 19 for 19 Artists to Watch.
JACK is composed of violinists Christopher Otto, Austin Wulliman, and John Pickford Richards, and cellist Jay Campbell.
Please note that attending any ReVIEWING activity that takes place face-to-face, either at the Reuter Center or at BMCM+AC, is your attestation that you are vaccinated for COVID-19. Masks or face coverings are required to enter the Reuter Center and BMCM+AC.
Presented as part of the Faith in Arts Institute, hosted by Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center and UNC Asheville with support from the Center for Jewish Studies at UNC Asheville, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville, a grant for the humanities from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Henry Luce Foundation as part of their Theology Responsive Grant program, the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, Bob and Carol Deutsch, and the Asheville Jewish Community Center.
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (View)
120 College Street
Asheville, NC 28801
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