Sounds of the Earth w/ Scrag Mountain Music


The New Music On The Point Festival and Scrag Mountain Music present Sounds of the Earth, a festival celebrating the natural soundscape-inspired music of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and environmental activist John Luther Adams. The afternoon will include live music, vocal and drumming workshops, children’s activities, raffles, food trucks & more! Featuring performances by the JACK Quartet, TURNmusic, Rural Noise Ensemble, Jan Williams (percussion), Robert Black (bass), Eve Beglarian (composer), and participants of the New Music On The Point Festival.  Adams will be present at the festival to introduce some of his music.


Saturday, June 15, 2019
noon - 6 pm
Shelburne Farms, Coach Barn, 1611 Harbor Road, Shelburne, VT

"Come as you are. Pay what you can."  No reservations required.

12 - 1 pm STRINGS
John Luther Adams excerpt from Three High Places
John Luther Adams The Wind in High Places
Short talk by John Luther Adams

Robert Black, double bass; New Music On The Point participants

1 - 2 pm DRUMS
John Luther Adams Drums of Fire, Drums of Stone
John Luther Adams Rumble 
John Luther Adams Always Very Soft
John Luther Adams Burst
John Luther Adams Drums of Winter

Jan Williams, percussion; New Music On The Point participants

Program TBD

Christopher Otto and Austin Wulliman, violins; John Pickford Richards, viola; Jay Campbell, cello

3 - 4 pm TURNmusic
Eve Beglarian in huts and on journeys
John Luther Adams The Light that Fills the World
Ellen Lindquist Nakoda
John Luther Adams The Light Within
Eve Beglarian Cave

TURNmusic artists

Join Scrag Mountain Music co-Artistic Directors Mary Bonhag and Evan Premo for a community exploration of sonic meditations by Pauline Oliveros.

4:30 - 6 pm FINALE
John Luther Adams SILA

New Music On The Point participants and faculty; members of TURNMusic and the community.

Throughout the Day
Rural Music Ensemble plans ongoing children's programming including playing graphic scores, nature drawing, bird songs, and more!