Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

John Luther Adams and 'Become Ocean'

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Composer John Luther Adams Courtesy of John Luther Adams
6min 59sec : FULL INTERVIEW: John Luther Adams wins 2014 Pulitzer Prize
43sec : John Luther Adams: Multiple sounds
: John Luther Adams: One sound

Composer John Luther Adams won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for his composition, Become Ocean. The Seattle Symphony has just released a recording of its performance of the piece.

John Luther Adams stopped by to talk with Fred about the importance and relevance of art, especially when placed side-by-side with "bigger" worries like war and climate change.

The composer also gives us some insight on the ups and downs of Become Ocean, and how to listen to it.

The Seattle Symphony performs Become Ocean