John Luther Adams on Birdsong 

Source: Red Bull Music Academy Daily.

For nearly 40 years, between the 1970s and 2010s, Mississippi-born John Luther Adams slept with the window open at night. He wanted to feel as close as possible to the drama and beauty of the natural world – and his surroundings were about as dramatic and beautiful as they come, since he lived in the Alaskan wilderness, close to the Pacific Ocean.