electric re::view #9 - January 2021
[from the STUDIO archive and recommendations]

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Sila - The Breath of the World :: John Luther Adams (2014)


Watch a full performance of "Sila: The Breath of the World" by 2014 Pulitzer Prize winner John Luther Adams, which premiered at Lincoln Center July 25, 2014. The work was commissioned by Lincoln Center Out of Doors and Mostly Mozart Festival.

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Shaping an Ear for Climate Change :: Dianne Chi Sholm (2016)

The Silarjuapomorphizing Music of Alaskan Composer John Luther Adams. How does contemporary music cultivate ecological thinking and climate-change awareness in our era of global warming?


Winter ArtExpo Dorset :: various artists (2020)


Winter ArtExpo showcasing 15 international artists, painters, sculptors and photographers. All work is for sale and 10% goes to the charity Koestler Arts. DM or call for venue details, to come and view (until Monday 3rd January), or buy online.


Sound and music volume 1 :: various artists (2020)


The album is a testament to the breadth of work supported by Sound and Music with everything from sonic art featuring hedge trimmers and table tennis players by Jobina Tinnemans, to choral music by Michael Betteridge, film scores from our Summer School students and field recordings from Jez riley French. Each track has been donated by an artist whose own artistic journey has been supported by Sound and Music, and all of the profits from the sale of the album will go straight back into our work supporting composers to realise their full potential.

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Slow Ways :: Dan Raven-Ellison (2020/21)


Slow Ways is a project to create a network of walking routes that connect all of Great Britain’s towns and cities as well as thousands of villages. Using existing footpaths, people will be able to use the Slow Ways routes to walk between neighbouring settlements or combine routes for long distance journeys.


Songs of the Sky :: Karin Lehmkuhl & Matthew Burtner (2020)


Karin Lehmkuhl Bodony captures the sounds of the northern lights for a project with the environmental composer Matthew Burtner whose work draws on environmental change in his native Alaska.

Flight of the Monarch :: Rob Mackey (online from 3rd January 2021)


Composer and sound artist Rob Mackay traces the migratory route of the monarch butterfly, from the Great Lakes in Canada to the forests of Mexico, via the shifting coastal landscape of the eastern shores of Virginia.

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Moonflight :: Otto Luening (1968)


Otto Clarence Luening was a German-American composer and conductor, and an early pioneer of tape music and electronic music.

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