John Luther Adams' Strange And Sacred Noise for Percussion Quartet. Score and parts. Duration: 70 minutes.
'Noise - complex, aperiodic sound - touches and moves us in profound and mysterious ways. Strange and Sacred Noise is a celebration of noise as a metaphor for turbulent phenomena in the world around us, and a gateway to ecstatic experience.
Grounded in the elemental violence of nature and the self-similar forms of linear fractals, this music is a convergence of sonic geography and sonic geometry. Each piece in the cycle is conceived as its own distinct and separate sound world, evoking the immediacy and presence of a place.
These soundscapes are inspired by and dedicated to composers who have explored strange new worlds of sound.' - John Luther Adams