John Luther Adams was back at it with our chief engineer Nathaniel Reichman, this time producing his latest release Everything That Rises. Reichman recorded the illustrious JACK Quartet's performance of the album at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in July 2017, and edited and mixed the recording at Dubway, Montana, and Delmar. The album is newly released by Cold Blue Music.
Adams writes about this composition: “Everything That Rises, my fourth quartet, grew out of Sila: The Breath of the World—a concert-length choral/orchestral work composed on a rising series of sixteen harmonic clouds. This music traverses that same territory, but in a much more melodic way. Each musician is a soloist, playing throughout. Time floats and the lines spin out, always rising, in acoustically perfect intervals that grow progressively smaller as they spiral upward…until the music dissolves into the soft noise of the bows, sighing.”
John Luther Adams, a Pulitzer Prize and a Grammy Award winning composer, is a long-time associate of Cold Blue; his music has appeared on six of the label’s previous CDs.