Down with soundbites! Listeners are much smarter than many broadcast and concert programmers understand.That comment was added by Grammy winner John Luther Adams when he shared yesterday's Overgrown Path post on Facebook. Header image shows The Place Where You Go to Listen, a sound and light environment created by the composer for the University of Alaska's Museum of the North. This installation rejects the micro viewpoint, and instead uses macro events to create a dynamic soundscape from the perennial rhythm of day and night, the phases of the moon, seismic movements within the earth, and the geomagnetic turbulence of the aurora borealis.
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