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Environmental percussion piece to mark New York festival

"Inuksuit" composer John Luther Adams' innovative percussion piece, played outdoors by dozens of players, will return for a free performance at New York's Caramoor summer festival. Adams, one of the leading living US composers whose work is heavily influenced by Alaska, won acclaim after premiering the environmental-minded work in 2009. Named for and meant to rhythmically model the stone markers set up by Arctic indigenous people, "Inuksuit" brings together 9 to 99 percussionists dispersed over a wide area and influenced by local factors such as birds.
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