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Ice Cubed Keynote: John Luther Adams and Barry Lopez in Conversation

General Programming

dateApril 15, 2016 timeFriday, 6:00pm–8:00pm EDT location The Schapiro Center, Davis Auditorium, Columbia University
  • Free and open to the public
  • No registration necessary
  • First come, first seated

Stark, icebound landscapes have long proved fruitful and generative subjects for artists who have inhabited them. How have the violence and serenity of such extreme places found their way into artistic expression, whether sonic or literary? In an age of rapid global warming, when does an artist become an activist? John Luther Adams, the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer of Become Ocean, and Barry Lopez, author of the National Book Award-winning Arctic Dreams, reflect on these and other themes in this special event. The evening includes a performance by Sandbox Percussion of John Luther Adams's "...and bells remembered...," and a reading of "The Trail: A Short Short Story" by Barry Lopez.

This Keynote Conversation is part of Ice Cubed: An Inquiry into the Aesthetics, History, and Science of Ice.

  • John Luther Adams Composer
  • Barry Lopez Author