Image courtesy of The Center for Collaborative and International Arts (CENCIA)

Sila: The Breath of the World

Apr 7, 2017
Thu, Apr 612pm – 1:20pm


As part of John Luther Adams’s residency at Georgia State University, the School of Music presents a performance of Adams’s 2013 work "Sila: The Breath of the World" for large ensemble and voices. This performance will include both students and faculty. Ann Midgette of the Washington Post said about the piece: “Over the plashing sound of the terraced waterfalls, framed by thickets of yellow irises, came the lowering rumble of timpani. Cutting through the hum of voices and street traffic and bird song was the gleam of brass instruments: the bright flare of a trumpet and the curl of a trombone, unfolding at first single notes, then fragments, then shining arpeggios that rose and gilded the edges of the cool evening… giving voice to an environment, gently amplifying what the world might be trying to say… ”



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