Alaska composer wins Nemmers Prize

Posted on: April 30, 2010

In Thursday’s (4/29) Anchorage Daily News (Alaska), Mike Dunham reports, “Alaska composer John Luther Adams has been named the 2010 winner of the $100,000 Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition. The announcement was made today by the Northwestern University Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music in Evanston, Ill. The biennial award honors classical music composers of outstanding achievement who had a significant impact on the field of composition. … Besides the cash award, Adams will have two residencies at the Bienen school and have one of his works performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Adams’ work for orchestra and electronic sounds, ‘Dark Waves,’ was already scheduled to be performed by the Chicago Symphony on Oct. 28 and 29. That piece debuted with the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra in February 2007, commissioned by Musica Nova, a local organization that promotes creation and performances of new music.”

Posted April 30, 2010