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Iggy Pop, Sharon Jones, FKA twigs, and more to join Philip Glass at this year’s Tibet House benefit concert

The annual concert to benefit Tibet House is nearly upon us, and the lineup is, as usual, impressive. The post Iggy Pop, Sharon Jones, FKA twigs, and more to join Philip Glass at this year’s Tibet House benefit concert appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Shorties (The Merits of Reading Disturbing Literature, An Interview with Philip Glass, and more)

Hannah Tennant-Moore related the merits of disturbing literature at the Paris Review. Noisey interviewed composer Philip Glass. Jeff Jackson interviewed Gregory Howard about his new novel Hospice at Fanzine. Noisey shared a playlist of '70s b-sides and hits. A. O....

Music Is a Place: A Conversation with Philip Glass

We spoke with the innovative composer about his Tibet House Benefit Concert, working with David Bowie, and what music might sound like in the future.

L.A. Opera to present 'Macbeth,' 'Akhnaten' and Leonard Bernstein tribute in 2016-17

A new production of Verdi's "Macbeth" starring Plácido Domingo and the company premiere of Philip Glass' "Akhnaten" will kick off the 2016-17 season at Los Angeles Opera, leaders are expected to announce on Tuesday. The company also will present the first installment of a planned three-year tribute...

Contest: New York, win tickets to see Iggy Pop, FKA Twigs, and more at the Tibet House Benefit Concert

Every year, American composer Philip Glass curates an eclectic lineup for the one-night-only Tibet House Benefit Concert, a special gala event supporting Tibet House U.S. The event returns to Carnegie Hall on February 22nd for its 26th...Show More Summary

Boston premieres two Bowie symphonies

A volunteer orchestra at MIT is putting on the first performances in the Boston area of two symphonies by Philip Glass, based on the albums of David Bowie. The conductor Evan Ziporyn says: ‘This is a way for the musical community of Boston to channel our grief and express our gratitude to Bowie in a positive way. […]

German bartender Philip Traber turns his job into an awesome...

German bartender Philip Traber turns his job into an awesome performance by created 14 Jägerbombs in one fell swoop. After building a tower of 14 stacked glasses, he cradles the tower in one hand and, starting at the bottom, pours Jägermeister into the rims of each glass. Show More Summary

CultureZohn: Modern Living

Photo of the Schindler House by Joshua White The Schindler House in West Hollywood, California was an experiment in living as much as the Philip Johnson Glass House or the Farnsworth House or the Eames House, though each one was a temple...Show More Summary

I Don't Have 13 Friends: Bartender's 14 Jägerbomb Trick

last monthHumor / odd : Geekologie

Because some people order 14 drinks at a time, this is a vertical video (clearly filmed by a drunk) of bartender Philip Traber performing an impressive 14 Jägerbomb trick. First he sets out 15 pint glasses and fills them with a little Red Bull (minus the first one), then balances 14 shot glasses on the rims between the pints. Show More Summary

Watch This Bartender Make 14 Jägerbombs at the Same Time

last monthHumor / odd : Neatorama

Philip Traber isn't just a bartender. He's an artist with glass and liquor. His YouTube channel is filled with amazing trick shots of him making shots, such as these 14 Jägerbombs. (Video Link) Traber begins by stacking the glasses vertically, then pouring Jägermeister into the rims. Show More Summary

Anna Meredith – “Taken” (Stereogum Premiere)

Scotland’s Anna Meredith is not just a solo artist, she’s a legit composer. Her synth-heavy, genre-averse work plays with texture, repetition and syncopation in a way that harkens back to modern pioneers Philip Glass and Steve Reich, but simplified and made accessible by several degrees. Meredith formerly worked as a composer in residence at the […]

Philip Glass: Me and David Bowie

2 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

From a radio interview in Houston: The words ‘music’ and ‘guilt’ don’t go together for me. I got involved with doing benefit concerts and raising money for different kinds of organizations and I often put together all kinds of people to play. Sometimes it could be a string quartet with the Kronos Quartet, but it […]

Sadness: Berlin mezzo dies, aged 47

2 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

The Komische Oper has announced the death, at 47, of Stella Doufexis after a long illness. Of Greek origin, Stella sang in the German premieres of Birtwistle’s The Second Mrs Kong and the Philip Glass/Doris Lessing Planet 8. She sang in several major European houses and festivals, including Wigmore Hall.   Stella was married to the composer Christian […]

Philip Glass and Alfonso Cuarón Among Rolex Mentors

David Chipperfield, Mia Couto, Alfonso Cuarón and Philip Glass are among the mentors in the 2016-17 Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative.

Playing the Sibelius concerto in the style of … Philip Glass

3 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

Pekka Kuusisto, who won the Sibelius competition 20 years ago, was having a serious video conversation with Vesa Siren about how he played the concerto, then and now. Serious, as only Finns can. But then the conversation got a bit out of hand as Vesa challenged Pekka to play in other styles. Folk music, for […]

Making Lulu musical

3 months agoMusic / Classical : Sandow

I’ve seen two powerful operas in the past week — Philip Glass’s Appomattox at the Washington National Opera, and Lulu at one of the Met’s HD movie showings. Appomattox might be Philip’s masterpiece, and certainly the evenings I spent with it — I saw it twice — were some of the most intense and rewarding […]

Iggy Pop, Sharon Jones, FKA twigs, Basia Bulat, Philip Glass and more playing 26th annual Tibet House benefit concert

photo: Iggy Pop in Austin in 2013 (more by Greg Cristman) The 26th annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert happens February 22, 2016 at Carnegie Hall, and the initial lineup has just been announced. As usual, it includes artistic director...

FKA Twigs, Iggy Pop, Philip Glass, & More To Play Tibet House Benefit

3 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

The 26th annual Tibet House US Benefit will take place on 2/22 at New York City’s Carnegie Hall, and its initial lineup was just announced. FKA Twigs, Iggy Pop, Philip Glass, Sharon Jones, Basia Bulat, and Dechen Shak-Dagsay with Helge van Dyk will perform. All proceeds from ticket sales go to Tibet House US, a […]

FKA twigs, Iggy Pop, Philip Glass, More to Perform at 26th Annual Tibet House Benefit

Photo by Dominick Sheldon The initial lineup for the 26th annual Philip Glass-curated Tibet House US Benefit has been announced. This year's show takes place at New York's Carnegie Hall on February 22, and features performances by FKA twigs, Iggy Pop, Philip Glass, Sharon Jones, Basia Bulat, and Dechen Shak-Dagsay with Helge van Dyk. Show More Summary

Glass warfare

3 months agoArts : Parterre Box

Saturday’s Washington National Opera premiere of a new version of Philip Glass and Christopher Hampton’s Appomattox had everything going for it but the opera.

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