I am excited to be performing John Luther Adams’ Inuksuit as part of the SF Jazz John Luther Adams Festival! A big thanks to Doug Perkins for inviting me to perform, and to help lead a contingent from Southern Oregon! Joining will be Jared Brown, Tessa Brinckman, and Ken Shirk. If you are in San Francisco, come out to Sutro Baths,Lands End for the performance – it’s free!
Inuksuit is an innovative composition for up to 99 percussionists placed singly or in small groups throughout a large open-air space. Named for the iconic human-shaped stone monuments erected by indigenous peoples of the Arctic to mark important locations, Inuksuit is intended to create a harmonious marriage of music and geography that allows the audience to create their own experience as they move within the vast performance area. As listeners’ walk, the balance between various musicians located within the space changes, mixed with the natural sounds of the environment – a primary aspect of the concept the composer calls “sonic geography.”