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The Philip Glass Ensemble plays the music of the Qatsi Trilogy at Philharmonie de Paris

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Philip Glass Ensemble Philharmonie de Paris Qatsi Trilogy Paris, France 06-08.12.19 In a long and illustrious career laden with major works and countless performances, the “Qatsi trilogy" holds a special place in composer Philip Glass' oeuvre. The Qatsi refers to the three documentaries or art films directed by Godfrey Reggio which were created over a period of 20 years and for which Glass contributed the music. These three films titled Koyaanisquatsi (1982), Powaqqatsi ...

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Philip Glass & Philip Glass Ensemble at Malmo Live Konserthus, Sweden

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Philip Glass & Philip Glass Ensemble Malmo Live Konserthus 50th year jubilee Malmo, Sweden May 26, 2019 Throughout his nearly 6-decade career, composer Philip Glass continues to light up stages around the world. Particularly during this past May, his music lit up many stages throughout Europe as there was a flurry of activities and performances of many of his works. He premiered his new symphony No 12 that is based on David Bowie's Lodger ...

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The 2019 Tibet House U.S. Benefit Concert

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The 2019 Tibet House U.S. Benefit Concert Carnegie Hall New York, NY February 7, 2019On Thursday, February 7, 2019, New York City's Carnegie Hall was alive with the essence of Tibet as it hosted the 2019 Tibet House U.S. Benefit Concert featuring an all-star lineup of artists. Philip Glass; Patti Smith and her band; Nathaniel Rateliff; Stephen Colbert; Jon Batiste; New Order; Jason Isbell; Debbie Harry; Angelique Kidjo; the Scorchio Quartet, and ...

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Philip Glass Ensemble Performs Music In Twelve Parts At Town Hall

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Philip Glass Ensemble Town Hall New York, NY October 27, 2018 Philip Glass's monumental Music in Twelve Parts was originally intended to be performed over three nights. “It's a marathon," Lisa Bielawa, the Ensemble's singer, has said. “The way people train for a marathon is the way we prepare for this piece." Returning to jny: New York's Town Hall where it debuted in 1974, the four-hour cycle was performed in ...

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Glass @ 80: Philip Glass & Foday Musa Suso with Jeffrey Zeigler and Asher Delerme

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Philip Glass National Sawdust Brooklyn, NY March 12, 2017 On their own, National Sawdust and World Music Institute are two smartly run non-profit cultural organizations that produce wonderful programming for smart, loyal audiences. Together, the two can be dynamic co-conspirators in the effort to stage the kind of riveting, genre-bending artistic expression that can transcend borders and begin to salve the collective wounds inflicted by our sorry times. Such was the case in December when ...

BOOK REVIEW

Philip Glass: Words Without Music - A Memoir

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Words Without Music: A Memoir Philip Glass 432 pages ISBN: 0871404389 Liveright 2015 While composer John Cage is the first name in contemporary classical music that most people will likely know, the music of composer Philip Glass is probably more likely to be the first sound of it they actually hear. His music and influence are literary widespread everywhere. Today Glass reigns supreme as America's most successful living composer and his music ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Philip Glass: Glassworks

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In composer Philip Glass' storied career, Glassworks ranks among his best known and most beloved releases. Published at the start of the '80s it also signaled the more refined style characterized by a more refined intensity than the rough dynamic rush of his swirling melodies executed at breakneck speed. The decade before was characterized by long and loud pieces augmented by the bright edged sounds achieved on keyboards that in turn gave that fierce energy for which his early ensembles ...


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