John Luther Adams' The Light That Fills The World for Chamber Ensemble (6 players). Score and parts. Duration: 13 minutes.
'The Light That Fills The World' was written in late winter and early spring when - following the long darkness of winter - the world is still white and filled with new light. If the unrelenting texture of this music embodies stasis, I hope its prevalent tone evokes the ecstatic.
The title of the piece is borrowed from an Inuit song which sings of the close relationship between beauty and terror, risk and revelation.' - John Luther Adams, Fairbanks, Alaska, August 1999