Six High Places - Baldy
Growing up in Fairbanks, AK, I’ve always been curious about the composer, John Luther Adams, who lived in a dry cabin as
Growing up in Fairbanks, AK, I’ve always been curious about the composer, John Luther Adams, who lived in a dry cabin as so many do in my hometown. The featured work we’ll share on the mountain tops is “The Wind at Maclaren Summit,” which references a pass I solo skied many times on family trips into the Maclaren Lodge – my family hauling the gear on snow machines and I skiing in the silence except when passing a bush full of white ptarmigan. I’m eager to share this work about wind in the elements, to see how the stress and release – calm and dissonance – of nature intersects with its abstract representation in this piece. —Carrie Krause
The times that I experience the purest joy are when I am dancing, or when I am in the mountains. For me, dancing in the mountains is the expression of my neverending wonder at these spectacular landscapes, and my gratitude for this remarkable existence and the sublime mysteries of earth. —Genevieve Trygstad-Burke
Come join Carrie and Genevieve atop Baldy Mountain (8,914 feet) in the Bridger Range. The work will be performed three times.
4:30 pm departure from the M trailhead on Tuesday, June 13. 10 miles round trip. Estimated hike time 4 hours (for those in trail running shape but carrying an instrument). Estimated summit time 6:15-7 pm.
Rain date 12 noon on Saturday, June 17.
Please note this is a pop-up style event and those joining should take responsibility for their own adventure.
Carrie playing a violin on generous loan from Mark Hollinger of Hollinger Violins in Missoula
Black & white photo by Blair Speed
(Tuesday) 6:15 pm
Mount Baldy summit
“The Wind at Maclaren Summit” from Three High Places by John Luther Adams (1953–)