Four Thousand Holes in New Yorker Magazine’s Top Ten Classical CDs of 2011

New Yorker Magazine has listed the recording of Four Thousand Holes, composed by John Luther Adams, on its Top Ten Classical CD Picks for 2011 list. The work, which can be found on the Cold Blue Records CD of the same title, is a 33-minute tour de force scored for percussionist, pianist and electronics. Deal recorded the piece last year in Boston with his frequent collaborator, noted pianist Stephen Drury.

Jim Fox of Cold Blue Records states, “Four Thousand Holes is a sometimes lush, sometimes fragile, rhythmically complex and technically demanding work for piano, mallet percussion and ghostly electronic “auras”—electronic sounds created by processing the acoustic instruments’ sonorities”.

Four Thousand Holes is a beautiful, graceful work whose moods range from contemplative to ecstatic. It has truly been a very rewarding project. The world premiere of Four Thousand Holes was performed by Deal and Drury in Boston in June of 2011. The album is commercially available through the Cold Blue Music website. For the full list of Classical CD Picks of 2011, visit the New Yorker webpage: .