Recording Inuksuit

In June, thirty percussionists will gather at an idyllic studio in the forest of Vermont to record John Luther Adams’ Inuksuit on Cantaloupe Music.
Doug Perkins
Concord, New Hampshire
United States
3 Team Members

Recording Inuksuit

John Luther Adams' Inuksuit ( act in the capacity of the human...) explores the questions of how we humans can act creatively with and within our environment.This large-scale work for up to ninety-nine percussionists has ignited a growing sense of possibility and community among musicians and audiences around the world.

Since its premiere in the Canadian Rockies on summer solstice 2009, almost a thousand musicians have worked to bring Inuksuit to life in a range of settings that defies categorization. Many thousands more have enjoyed live performances of this unique piece. Last year's performances at the Armory and in Morningside Park in New York City were chosen among the Top 10 Musical Events of 2011 by New York Magazine and Time Out New York.  Alex Ross of the New Yorker called hearing Inuksuit, " of the most rapturous experiences of my listening life."

In June 2012, an ensemble of thirty selected percussionists will convene in the forest surrounding a rural studio in Vermont, to capture the power, range, and beauty of Inuksuit on a recording, giving listeners everywhere the opportunity to hear the piece in an outdoor performance, as conceived by the composer.  

Inuksuit has been born through the time, energy, attention and generosity of thousands of performers and listeners. Now it needs the help of those same people and new supporters to create a recording that will reach many more people.

If Inuksuit has inspired you in some way, please lend your support to this project.  If you love John Luther Adams or percussion music, if you love seeing improbably wonderful art come to life, please help us make this landmark recording a reality!

Contributions for this project are tax-deductible (thanks to fiscal sponsorship from the Meehan/ Perkins Duo) to the extent permitted by law.  

Inuksuit videos:

Inuksuit Premiered at Banff

Inuksuit at the Park Avenue Armory

Inuksuit in Morningside Park

 Inuksuit Photos:

Inuksuit at Morningside Flickr

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    Conch Shell

    You will receive a thank you inside the CD when it is released.

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    We will send you a limited edition poster from the Inuksuit performance in Morningside Heights signed by John Luther Adams, along with a thanks in the CD.

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    Song Bird

    We will send you a signed copy of the Inuksuit CD when it is released along with the poster and a thank you in the CD jacket.

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    You will receive a CD pack of music by John Luther Adams, eighth blackbird, and the Meehan/ Perkins Duo in addition to the previous benefits.

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    If you donate at this level, you will recieve a signed copy of one of John Luther Adams' books and all other previous benefits.

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    Executive Producer

    If you donate at this amount or above, you will receive an Executive Producer credit, an invitation to come to the studio to watch some of the recording session and all other benefits.

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