Photo: Mark Abramson for the Wall Street Journal
Amidst all the hubbub during Sunday night's Grammy broadcast, we were thrilled to learn that John Luther Adams got the nod for Best Contemporary Classical Composition for his Pulitzer-winning Become Ocean. Congratulations to JLA, and to all the Grammy winners!
“Become Ocean has been one of the most extraordinary experiences of my life,” Adams wrote after hearing the news. “Yet it doesn’t feel as though it belongs to me. The music essentially composed itself, over the course of just a few months. Now it has a life of its own, independent of the composer. This never would’ve happened without the combined efforts of so many other people. And ultimately, of course, it wouldn't have happened without the Pacific Ocean, and this beautiful, beleaguered planet that is our one and only home.”
It's been a long road paved with accolades since we released the Seattle Symphony’s recording of Become Ocean (in stereo and 5.1 surround) last September; and now that we can all take a breath, we'd like to thank you for helping to make it happen by offering the two-disc package on sale, direct from Cantaloupe, at 20 percent off for this week only! Just input the promotional code GRAMMY15 at checkout to claim your discount.
Meanwhile, we're looking ahead to all-new releases this year from Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe and the Bang on a Can All-Stars, as well as new work from Kate Moore, Alarm Will Sound, Glenn Kotche and DJ Spooky. We'll also have more news very soon from John Luther Adams about his next large ensemble recording, which promises to be yet another grand undertaking of epic proportions.
Stay tuned, and thanks for listening!