Thursday, August 22, 2013

A reminder

I interviewed the San Francisco-based composer John Adams recently, ahead of concerts he's doing with the Sydney and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras. One of the pieces he'll be conducting is his 2009 symphonic work, City Noir, partly inspired by the jazz-inflected scores of noir films set in Los Angeles in the 1940s.

I saw this sign in Reseda yesterday and it reminded me of one of Adams' statements that didn't make it into the final interview: "Los Angeles is one of the most ethnically-rich urban environments in the world"

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