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The New York--and indoor--premiere of John Luther Adams' Inuksuit, features more than 70 percussionists moving throughout the Armory's expansive drill hall during the performance. The work is deeply influenced by the composer's belief that "music can contribute to the awakening of our ecological understanding. By deepening our awareness of our connections to the earth, music can provide a sounding model for the renewal of human consciousness and culture." The title refers to a type of stone landmark used by native peoples of the Arctic region; listeners discover their individual listening points as they, too, move freely during the performance in this site-specific piece that pipes in the chaotic sounds of the Manhattan streets to evoke a vast urban jungle.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Park Avenue Armory, New York City