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John Luther Adams

American composer John Luther Adams was born in Meridian, Mississippi on 23 January 1953. After graduating from California Institute of the Arts, he worked in environmental protection, travelling to and then moving to Alaska, which became a great inspiration for his music. He won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Music for his orchestral work Become Ocean.

A selection of M&V articles about John Luther Adams

CD Spotlight. Subtle and Organic - Music by John Luther Adams, recommended by Malcolm Tattersall. '... vast silent landscapes ...'


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Jenna Orkin: Writer Wannabe Seeks Brush With Death - From the heights of greatness (the Juilliard School; musicians Rosalyn Tureck and Nadia Boulanger) via way-ward paths to the depths of wickedness these reminiscences will entertain and enlighten.