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John Adams Music Featured on Luca Guadagnino's HBO Series "We Are Who We Are"

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on September 14, 2020 - 9:00am
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We Are Who We Are, a new series from Luca Guadagnino, the director of Call Me By Your Name and I Am Love, premieres on HBO and HBO Max tonight. As with many of Guadagnino's projects, the new show features several recordings by composer John Adams, starting with a selection from his 1995 song play I Was Looking At the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky on tonight's episode, and more in the weeks ahead.

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We Are Who We Are, a new series from Luca Guadagnino, the director of Call Me By Your Name and I Am Love, premieres on HBO and HBO Max tonight, September 14. As with many of Guadagnino's projects, the new show features several recordings by composer John Adams, starting with a selection from his 1995 song play I Was Looking At the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky on tonight's episode, and more in the weeks ahead. Tune in throughout the season to hear music from Century Rolls, Two Fanfares for Orchestra, Gnarly Buttons, Christian Zeal and Activity, and El Dorado.

We Are Who We Are follows a group of teens growing up on an American Army base outside of Venice, Italy struggling to find their own identities as they move into young-adulthood. You can watch a trailer for the film below and find out more at hbo.com.

You can find all of John Adams's Nonesuch recordings here.

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"We Are Who We Are" on HBO, September 2020

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