Veils and Vesper

Veils and Vesper

Veils and Vesper

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Belmont United Methodist Church
2007 Acklen Avenue
Nashville, TN 37212

Friday, October 13th:  2pm-8pm
Saturday, October 14th: 12pm-6pm
Sunday, October 15th: 1pm-7pm
Monday, October 16th: 2pm-8pm
Tuesday, October 17th: 10am-4pm

Music has been influenced by the natural world since its first notes, and John Luther Adams is at the forefront of the contemporary environmental conversation. Written in 2005, Adams’s Veils and Vesper is a meditative reflection on nature and our interactions within it. It is an electronic work informed by an interplay of synthetic sounds and mathematical algorithm based on the prime numbers, resulting in a sensuous, ever-changing soundscape. In this six-hour work, Adams combines four distinct sections (“Falling Veil,” “Crossing Veil,” “Rising Veil” and “Vesper”) into a singular work. As patrons explore the installation, the work evolves uniquely around each person’s experience. Veils and Vesper can be experienced in segments or in one visit, and we encourage everyone to visit the installation in the way they feel most appropriate.

Veils and Vesper was supported by New Music USA. To follow the project as it unfolds visit the

Veils and Vesper was supported by New Music USA, made possible by annual program support and/or endowment gifts from Helen F. Whitaker Fund & Aaron Copland Fund for Music.


John Luther Adams: Veils and Vesper

Guest Artists

Jason Ponce - Intermedia artist, musician, and interactive arts researcher

Thank you to our Concert Sponsors

Metro Arts Commision
Metro Arts Commission
Belmont United Methodist Church
Belmont United Methodist Church
ANew Music USA
New Music USA