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"It may be the loveliest apocalypse in musical history."
- Alex Ross, The New Yorker

Become Ocean has been awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Music.

Commissioned by the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, the premiere performances of the work have been presented in Seattle, Portland, Oregon, and at the Spring for Music Festival in Carnegie Hall. A CD recording of Become Ocean will be released in Fall 2014.


The New York Times has called Inuksuit "the ultimate environmental piece".



Now available from Cantaloupe Music is the first recording of Inuksuit, performed in the Vermont woods by an all-star ensemble of percussionists led by Doug Perkins.

The deluxe package includes a stereo CD and a surround-sound DVD, as well as Len Kamerling's feature-length film of Strange and Sacred Noise performed on the tundra in Alaska.


Currently JLA is composing Sila: The Breath of the World. This new work for an ensemble of 80 musicians will receive its first performances in July 2014 at the Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival. Also in the works is a new book — Silences So Deep: A Memoir of Music and Alaska.

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