John Luther Adams Wins Pulitzer For Become Ocean

first_imgFormer Fairbanks resident John Luther Adams has won a Pulitzer Prize for his composition “Become Ocean.”Download AudioAdams’ work has long been inspired by the natural world he’s experienced, and the Pulitzer committee was attracted to the real-world feel of “Become Ocean,” which was informed by the waters off the coast of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.The committee said the composition is a “haunting orchestral work that suggests a relentless tidal surge, evoking thoughts of melting polar ice and rising sea levels.” The piece was commissioned by the Seattle Symphony, which debuted the work in June.last_img