Hallelujah Junction: Composing an American Life Horror Book Review
Featured Book Review: Sun Bleached Winter
Author : D. Robert Grixti
I admire how the author, D. Robert Grixit introduces the characters in this book and how he prepares his readers for what to expect. The author did a great job describing the atmosphere, scenery and how chaotic, gloomy, lifeless, dark, scary, eerie and dangerous his surrounding is in the wastelands.…
Horror books Review
John Adams is one of the most respected and loved of contemporary composers, and “he has won his eminence fair and square: he has aimed high, he has addressed life as it is lived now, and he has found a language that makes sense to a wide audience” (Alex Ross, The New Yorker
). Now, in Hallelujah Junction
, he incisively relates his life story, from his childhood to his early studies in classical composition amid the musical and social ferment of the 1960s, from his landmark minimalist innovations to his controversial “docu-operas.” Adams offers a no-holds-barred portrait of the rich musical scene of 1970s California, and of his contemporaries and colleagues, including John Cage, Steve Reich, and Philip Glass. He describes the process of writing, rehearsing, and performing his renowned works, as well as both the pleasures and the challenges of writing serious music in a country and a time largely preoccupied with pop culture.
Hallelujah Junction is a thoughtful and original memoir that will appeal to both longtime Adams fans and newcomers to contemporary music. Not since Leonard Bernstein’s Findings has an eminent composer so candidly and accessibly explored his life and work. This searching self-portrait offers not only a glimpse into the work and world of one of our leading artists, but also an intimate look at one of the most exciting chapters in contemporary culture.
Share on the Web:
Follow us on the Web:
Cool Posts From Around the Web:
Related to Hallelujah Junction: Composing an American Life
Bunyan is directed by Gary Jones and looks to take an original path in the horror movie genre. Paul Bunyan is a 15 foot monstrous giant who has been banished from town 100 years ago. Bunyan was thought dead but has now returned to cause sinister horrors on the town.…
Top Horror Movies of 2010 is somewhat of a mixed bag. 2010 was not a great year for horror films but here is the top movies, Devil, Paranormal Activity 2, Let Me In, Splice, Frozen, Rec2, After Life, The Last Exorcism, Daybreakers and The Crazies.
Dead Space 3 is a must for all horror game fans. Dead Space 3 offers co-operative mode in which players can jump in and out of gameplay. The franchise offers award-winning suspense, horror, action and sound effects that will make you cringe in your seat. The unnerving feeling never leaves…