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Adventures in Architecture: Philip Johnson Home Remodel Adds Art Space to a Work of Art

Photos by Paúl Rivera via Residential Architect "Why can't people learn to live in the pure glass prisms of Mies van der Rohe? No, they need a place for Junior to practice piano while mother plays bridge with her neighbors."...

Interview: Philip Glass

last weekMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

In the Mansion section of today's Wall Street Journal, I interview Philip Glass for my "House Call" column (go here). The influential modern classical composer and pianist is a fun guy. We talked about life growing up in Baltimore i...

The High List: Recommended Events for Stoners

Recommended Events for Stoners: Bong Rips with Philip Glass, Anyone? Also: Brown Derby Does Jurassic Park, and More! by Emily Nokes Philip Glass READING Wed May 13, Town Hall (1119 Eighth Ave) The repetitive structures in Glass's symphonies...Show More Summary

"There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line."

Said Oscar Levant, in what is (by far) the most popular of his quotes at goodreads. I'm noticing Oscar Levant this morning, because the composer Philip Glass, interviewed about books here, is raving about his Levant's "Memoirs of an Amnesiac." ("It’s a hilariously funny book... Show More Summary

Philip Glass: By the Book

The composer and author of “Words Without Music” says his favorite books about music “are not serious books about the philosophy of music or music awareness or whatever you want to call it.”

How Philip Glass Got His Education In World Music

3 weeks 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

last monthHumor / odd : Kottke.org

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 Macleans.ca.

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 months 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...

Bookshelf

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

2 months 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

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