Sila: The Breath of the World World Premiere

07-25-Adams-John-LutherFriday, July 25, 2014 at 6:00, Free, Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 6:00

In a co-presentation with Lincoln Center Out of Doors, the 2014 summer festivities begin with the world premiere of American composer John Luther Adams’s Sila: The Breath of the World. In the Inuit tradition, sila is the spirit that animates all things—the wind, the weather, and all forces of nature. In Adams’s piece, composed specifically to be heard out of doors, musicians and listeners alike are encouraged to move about the perfromance space freely.


  • Doug Perkins, musical director M|M
  • Mark DeChiazza, choreographer M|M
  • Sylvianne Shurman, costume consultant
  • Featuring members of
  • Asphalt Orchestra M|M
  • Cadillac Moon Ensemble M|M
  • Contemporaneous M|M
  • The Crossing M|M
  • eighth blackbird M|M
  • Face the Music M|M
  • Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble M|M
  • Hotel Elefant M|M
  • JACK Quartet M|M
  • TILT Brass M|M

Cuong Vu Performed Dave Douglas Pieces at University of Western Oregon


Photo Credit: Artist’s Facebook page

On June 7th Trumpeter Cuong Vu performed Dave Douglas’s music in Monmouth, Oregon with Western Oregon UniversityKeller Coker made arrangements of several Dave Douglas pieces for big band, and in Dave’s absence Cuong appeared as soloist with the band.

Here’s a link to the orchestra and Professor Coker.

Greenleaf Music Podcast with FONT Vice President Stephanie Richards

Trumpeter and composer Steph Richards gets deep with the ANTD team and talks composition, improvisation, music w/ theatrical elements. There’s certainly some trumpet nerd out stuff too. Dave talks about a Laurie Frink scholarship and plays Michael some music from Henry Cow and Ornette Coleman.


River Euphrates-Steph Richards arr. Francis Black of the Pixies w/Asphalt Orchestra (unreleased)
Rotations-Steph Richards Live @ Jane’s Carousel 2012, Brooklyn (unreleased)
Trains (shape no. 5)-Steph Richards with the Deli Trio, Live at Korzo 2014 (unreleased)
Chant-Brandon Ross’ Pendulum, Live at Nublu 2013 (unreleased)
March-Steph Richards, The Calendar Suite (unreleased)
Nirvana For Mice-Henry Cow, Leg End (Virgin Records)
Voice Poetry-Ornette Coleman, Body Meta (Polygram Records)