A New York Premiere for John Luther Adams’s ‘Become Ocean’

From NYTimes.com:

Adventure and obligation combine in remarkable ways in Mr. Adams’s music. His studies at CalArts in the 1970s left him with a zest for experimentation, particularly with structure, resulting in interlocking patterns and conflicting tempos in much of his music. His performance instructions sometimes turn the concert hall inside out and upend the traditional orchestral setup.

Nels Cline, the Unlikely Guitar Hero

Nels Cline
Cover of Nels Cline

From LA Times:

Picture a guitar hero. What do you see? Maybe there’s flowing hair shaking before arena-sized crowds, a few technicolor scarves and Eddie Van Halen-esque spotlight posturing. Or maybe it’s a crowd of gone-too-soon ghosts in Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan or Duane Allman. But what you don’t immediately imagine is a lanky, cerebral and unfailingly humble 58-year-old in Wilco guitarist Nels Cline.