World Premiere of John Luther Adams’ SILA: The Breath of the World

Pulitzer Prize winning composer John Luther Adams has released the video to his latest performance, called Sila: The Breath of the World.

On July 25th 2014, a crowd of over two thousand people gathered in Lincoln Center’s Hearst Plaza to watch the pulitzer prize winners latest performance, which included eighty musicians mostly from the New York area.

 

Sila: The Breath of The World

Drawing heavily on nature for inspiration, John explains the title of his latest piece: “In Inuit tradition the spirit that animates all things is Sila, the breath of the world. Sila is the wind and the weather … Sila is intelligence. It’s consciousness.”

Click here to watch it yourself!

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