The Place Where You Go to Listen

The Place Where You Go to Listen is currently closed for maintenance. We anticipate The Place to open in early fall with a new lighting system.


The Place Where You Go to Listen is a unique sound and light environment created by Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams. This ever-changing musical ecosystem gives voice to the rhythms of daylight and darkness, the phases of the moon, the seismic vibrations of the earth, and the dance of the aurora borealis.

Read about the Pulitzer
Learn more about John Luther Adams' relationship to Alaska
See an essay by the composer in The New Yorker

Listen to the earth

Summer solstice at noon
Winter solstice at night
Fall moon