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|Won the Pulitzer Prize for Music for "On the Transmigration of Souls"|
|Premiere of "Nixon in China"|
|Premiere of "The Death of Klinghoffer"|
|Worked on the soundtrack for Martin Scorsese's "Shutter Island"|
|Premiere of "Doctor Atomic"|
|"My roots are profoundly affected by American popular music, jazz, ragtime, swing, rock. I'm not a quoter, nor a musical chameleon like William Bolcom, but my personal style does not deny its roots. In today's so-called classical music, we've lost track of the vernacular." -- from Opera News, October 1987|
|After graduating from Harvard in 1972, Adams served as a musical producer for PBS -- a position he held throughout the 1970s.|
|A New England native, Adams relocated to San Francisco in the early 1970s and has lived there ever since.|
|Is known for his minimalist style of composing.|
|A native of Massachusetts, Adams was deeply influenced by New England's vast and eclectic musical culture|
|John Adams' success caused a slightly younger post-minimalist composer to go by his full name, John Luther Adams.|
|Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences|
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