John Luther Adams: Ilimaq

Books | Percussion (Quartet)

Publisher: Chester Music
Format: Sheet Music | Score and Parts

John Luther Adams: Ilimaq for four percussionists (or one percussionist with digital delay).


Grammy-winning composer John Luther Adams always speaks with reverence about capturing “the tone within the noise,” and if any of his recent work can be said to take that mission directly to heart, it’s Ilimaq. A true electro-acoustic recording that channels the energy, passion and precision of Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche, Ilimaq (which loosely translates from the native Alaskan Inupiaq language as “spirit journeys”) maps a vivid, phantasmagorical progression through liquid cascades of percussion, otherworldly ambient soundscapes, harmonic dissonance, melodic convergence and almost everything that’s musically—and sonically—possible in between.

Published on: 13 March 2017
Language: English
Catalogue No: CH86471

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