Become Ocean

Become Ocean is an orchestral composition by John Luther Adams. It was commissioned by the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, and first performed in Seattle’s Benaroya Hall on 20 and 22 June 2013. It won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Music.

The work, in a single movement, was inspired by the oceans of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. The composer Adams provided the superscription: “Life on this earth first emerged from the sea. As the polar ice melts and sea level rises, we humans find ourselves facing the prospect that once again we may quite literally become ocean. [wiki]

1st listen via NPR Classical: John Luther Adams, ‘Become Ocean’

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