John Luther Adams’s “Inuksuit” at Mexican-American border, part of San Diego Symphony’s percussion festival

Posted on: January 24, 2018

“More than 70 Mexican and American percussionists will perform Saturday in a cross-border concert in Tijuana and Imperial Beach. Their stage: The state park where the international border wall runs into the Pacific Ocean,” writes Kinsee Morlan in Tuesday’s (1/23) Voice of San Diego. “Musicians positioned on both sides of the border will be playing composer John Luther Adams’ ‘Inuksuit’ … for a percussion ensemble.” The January 27 concert at Border Field State Park is “part of the San Diego Symphony’s ‘It’s About Time: A Festival of Rhythm. Sound. And Place,’ a month-long celebration of percussion music … at venues throughout the region. [Festival curator] Steven Schick … warned that those who want to see the free border show will have to hike about 30 minutes to the site…. The musicians will start in close proximity to the border…. By the climax … they will be spread out about a quarter mile north and south of the border wall. Then as the music winds down, they will slowly make their way back and cluster near the border wall.” Said Schick, “I’m a neighbor to the people in Tijuana, and our music underscores that.”

Posted January 24, 2018