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John Adams (composer)
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John Adams (composer)

For other people named John Adams, see John Adams (disambiguation).

John Coolidge Adams (born 1947) is an American minimalist composer.

Adams' work On the Transmigration of Souls, a choral work commemorating the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Music.

Adams' notable works include:

Similar modern composers include Philip Glass, Steve Reich, and Terry Riley.

Not to be confused with another postminimalist composer, John Luther Adams.