Steve Hicken on John Luther Adams' Dark Waves:
Dark Waves is an aptly titled piece for two pianos and electronic sounds. The piece moves through time in a series of swelling and receding sounds lurking in the lower registers of the pianos for most of the piece. The feeling is one of mesmerizing foreboding.
Amid the turbulent waves we may still find the light, the wisdom and the courage we need to pass through this darkness of our own making.