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SFJAZZ at Sutro Baths

A unique, immersive free outdoor performance at Lands End on Saturday
By - posted 7/27/2017 No Comment

SFJAZZ and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy join forces to present Pulitzer Prize and Grammy-winning composer John Luther Adams’ Inuksuit in a unique free outdoor performance at Lands End and Sutro Baths on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 1 pm.

SFJAZZ at Sutro Baths: John Luther Adams’ Inuksuit
Saturday, July 29, 2017 | 1 pm
Sutro Baths, Lands End, SF

Composer Doug Perkins of Sō Percussion directs this exclusive event located on the north end of Ocean Beach where Geary Boulevard and the Great Highway converge. Inuksuit is an innovative composition scored for 9-99 percussionists placed singly or in small groups throughout a large open-air space allowing the audience to create their own experience.

Inuksuit is intended to create a harmonious marriage of music and geography that allows the audience to create their own experience as they move within the vast performance area. As listeners’ walk, the balance between various musicians located within the space changes, mixed with the natural sounds of the environment – a primary aspect of the concept the composer calls “sonic geography.”

This performance of Inuksuit is part of SFJAZZ’s John Luther Adams Festival running Wednesday, July 26 to Sunday, July 30 with events at the SFJAZZ Center and Grace Cathedral. The Festival celebrates Adams’ innovative works as they are from a uniquely American viewpoint with emphasis on the natural world, the Alaskan wilderness, and the culture of the arctic Inuit people and other indigenous populations.