John Luther Adams: Become Ocean
Barcelona Symphony Orchestra (OBC)
Brad Lubman, conductor
Sampler Sèries and the OBC open the Sónar Festival with the national premiere of Become Ocean, by the American composer John Luther Adams, which won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Music and the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Classical Contemporary Composition. Described by Alex
Ross (The New Yorker) as‘the loveliest apocalypse in musical history’, Become Ocean is a 42-minute long immersive experience, a musical recreation with three orchestral groups fl uctuating like ocean waves, evolving, overlapping and forming an
awesome wave at the climax of the piece.
- SHOW MADE
- 16th June 2016
- Hall 1 Pau Casals
- Sampler Series
Sónar 2016 gets off to a start with Sampler Sèries and the OBC with the national premiere of "Become Ocean", by North American composer John Luther Adams, winner of the Grammy Award (2015) and the Pulitzer Prize (2014) for best contemporary work.