Silences So Deep by John Luther Adams, Read by Jim Meskimen
Find Quiet in Alaska
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Jim Meskimen narrates John Luther Adams’s exceptional memoir, Silences So Deep, with conviction and recognition that these words are from a composer of music. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Alan Minskoff discuss the way Meskimen narrates with great care and understanding, capturing an immersive text with a deliberate voice and well-paced cadence. Adams’s life and work in the solitude of Alaska bring the listener an appreciation of creativity. This soul-gracing work from an American original delves deeply into the intersections of ecology and art.
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