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The Place Where You Go to Listen: In Search of an Ecology of Music

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Did Alaska create the music of John Luther Adams, or did the music create his Alaska? For the past thirty years, the vastness of Alaska has swept through the distant reaches of the composer's imagination and every corner of his compositions. In this new book Adams proposes an ideal of musical ecology, the philosophical foundation on which his largest, most complex musical ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Wesleyan University Press (first published January 1st 2009)
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Cody
If music grounded in tone is a means of sending messages to the world, then music grounded in noise is a means of receiving messages from the world. Noise takes us out of ourselves. It invites communion, leading us to embrace the patterns that connect us to everything around us. As we listen carefully to noise, the whole world becomes music. Rather than a vehicle for self-expression, music becomes a mode of awareness.

Though there are certainly very eloquent passages, this is mostly a collection
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