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How Philip Glass Got His Education In World Music

4 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“There were no books that would prepare me for those kinds of things. I was really on my own. Finding my way into other people’s music was a way of learning about music. And of course it had an impact on the way I compose music. It became the engine of change for me.”

Sisters at the piano: The Labèque sisters ‘Round Moondog'

Moondog Philip Glass, Moondog, David Chalmin; Labèque Sisters, UBUNOIR; Kings Place Reviewed by Hilary Glover on Apr 17 2015 Star rating: 4.0 Exploring the music of Moondog and its influence on Minimalist composers As part of Kings Place's...Show More Summary

What Philip Glass Learned From Samuel Beckett

In his 1980 short story “Company,” Samuel Beckett begins one paragraph with the sentences: “Another trait its repetitiousness. Repeatedly with only minor variants the same bygone.” When he wrote those lines, did Beckett already knowShow More Summary

Philip Glass discusses his piano etudes

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For the first episode of BAM's new podcast, Philip Glass and several world-class pianists talk about Glass's piano etudes and what makes them so challenging to perform. Tags: music Philip Glass

Philip Glass Wins $100K Glenn Gould Prize

“Sometimes referred to as the ‘Nobel prize of the arts,’ the award is presented biennially to ‘an individual for a unique lifetime contribution that has enriched the human condition through the arts,’ according to the Glenn Gould Foundation.”

The composition of a composer: Philip Glass looks back

The new memoir from Glenn Gould Prize winner Philip Glass knits together his pilgrim narratives The post The composition of a composer: Philip Glass looks back appeared first on

Philip Glass wins $100,000 Glenn Gould award

You wonder what Gould would have made of his piano music. Press release follows.   Toronto, ON (April 14, 2015) – American composer Philip Glass has been chosen as the Eleventh Glenn Gould Prize Laureate.  Through his operas, symphonies, film scores, compositions for ensembles, and wide-ranging collaborations with artists from many disciplines, Philip Glass has […]

Philip Glass’ first lessons: Behind the scenes at Juilliard with a soon-to-be modern master

Exclusive: The acclaimed composer's first stories of John Cage, PDQ Bach and "Einstein on the Beach"

The Art Of Being Philip Glass (Not So Easy, As It Turns Out)

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

For Glass, the point is always process, the doing of the thing, more so than the result. And keeping that in mind, I’m inclined to let him define success here in his own terms: “If you don’t know what to do, there’s actually a chance of doing something new. As long as you know what […]

That unmistakable touch of Glass

Philip Glass is by now surely up there in the Telemann class among the most prolific composers in history. There must be an explanation, preferably a non-defamatory one, for how… Read more The post That unmistakable touch of Glass appeared first on The Spectator.

Shorties (Jonathan Lethem Interviewed, Philip Glass on His New Memoir, and more)

Hopes & Fears interviewed author Jonathan Lethem. Philip Glass talked to Deceptive Cadence about his memoir Words Without Music. Read an excerpt from the book. The shortlist for the 2014 Believer Book Award has been announced. The Quietus interviewed Martin...


New titles of interest. — Philip Glass, Words without Music (Norton) — Sarah Barbedette, ed., Pierre Boulez (Actes Sud) — Gary Tomlinson, A Million Years of Music: The Emergence of Human Modernity (Zone) — Nigel Simeone and John Tyrrell, eds.,...

Philip Glass -- From the Keyboard: Scarlatti, Glass, and Aho

3 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

The keyboard repertoire will never grow stale or cliche. These three composers and thir interpreters will see to that. Duanduan Hao Domenico Scarlatti: Complete Keyboard Sonatas Vol.16 Naxos 2015 Naxos began their Scarlatti Sonata Cycle with the release of Volume 1 in 1999 with pianist Eteri Andjapa...

'Feels like we're floating': See inside this glass house

In the heart of 12.7 acres in New York's Hudson Valley sits a see-through dwelling inspired by Philip Johnson's Glass House and Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House.Elegant as it is, the home isn't exactly simple."Whatever time of day...Show More Summary

How Philip Glass Changed American Music

“Whatever the long-term prospects for Glass’s music may be, no one now doubts its historic significance. One reason musical modernism finally collapsed under its own weight in the 1970s was that Glass and his like-minded contemporaries refused to kowtow to the anti-tonal regime of the postwar avant-garde musical monopoly. As a result, there is no […]

Live Review: 25th Annual Tibet House Benefit Concert at New York City’s Carnegie Hall (3/5)

Philip Glass, Debbie Harry, Patti Smith, The Flaming Lips, Laurie Anderson, Ira Glass, Dev Hynes, and Sturgill Simpon band together.

Patti Smith, Philip Glass, Debbie Harry, Flaming Lips, Sturgill Simpson & more played Tibet House Benefit (pics, setlist)

by Sachyn Mital Patti Smith / The Flaming Lips w/ Julianna Barwick / the whole gang (Miley too) The 25th Annual Tibet House Benefit took place at Carnegie Hall on March 5th near the beginning of the Year of the...

What's going on Thursday? (Tibet House concert, Will Butler, Growlers, Punch Bros, Hundred Waters, Steve Gunn & more)

photo: Patti Smith in Austin in 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder) You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights... TIbet House US benefit w/ Philip Glass, The Flaming Lips,...

aworks weekly top ten :: led, glass & bernstein

2 months agoMusic / Classical : aworks

Milly's Garden. Steve Gunn - Way Out Weather Gathering of Ancient Tribes. Goat - Commune Over the Hills and Far Away. Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (Deluxe Edition) Mad Rush. Philip Glass/Bojan Gorišek- Solo Piano Roll with the....

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