Why not begin the week, in this battered world, with something beautiful?
John Luther Adams (1953-), Sila: The Breath of the World (2014); Oberlin Conservatory of Music (featuring students from the Brass and Percussion Departments; Timothy Weiss, cond.), live, Oberlin, Ohio, 9/11/20
other day, Oak Park, Ill.
A world of dew,
and within every dewdrop
a world of struggle
—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), translated from the Japanese by Sam Hamill