Heinz Award winner Adams inspired by Alaska surroundings
by Suzanna Caldwell
FAIRBANKS — Alaska is the home of composer John Luther Adams, in the deepest sense. After more than 30 years in the state, he has amassed a significant body of work that has been influenced by his Alaska experiences and the state’s people and environment.
On Tuesday, Adams was awarded a $100,000 Heinz Award for his ability to connect people to nature through his groundbreaking music....
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