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Curbed National: Glass House Sculpture Gallery Restoration Preserving a Philip Johnson Masterwork

An archival photo from 1970 shows the interior of Philip Johnson's Sculpture Gallery, the largest building on the Glass House site. Its design was inspired by the Greek Islands. All photos by Horst Hahn and images courtesy the Glass...

Rad Restorations: Glass House Sculpture Gallery Restoration Preserving a Philip Johnson Masterwork

An archival photo from 1970 shows the interior of Philip Johnson's Sculpture Gallery, the largest building on the Glass House site. Its design was inspired by the Greek Islands. All photos by Horst Hahn and images courtesy the Glass...

Philip Glass’s Children’s Opera (Yes, He Wrote One)

The Witches of Venice, an opera-ballet based on the children’s book by Beni Montresor, had its premiere at La Scala 20 years ago. It will finally have its U.S. premiere next summer, in a production directed and choreographed by Karole Armitage.

‘The Witches of Venice’ by Philip Glass to Have American Premiere

The production of the whimsical, magical piece — based on the children’s book by Beni Montresor — will be directed and choreographed by Karole Armitage for Opera Saratoga.

You You You Talking Talking Talking To To To Me Me Me?

Philip Glass revisits his parallel lives in 1970s New York – driving a taxicab through threatening twilight streets while emerging as a composer in Manhattan’s downtown arts scene.” —If you can stand to hear one more thing about New York in the ’70s make it this.

Words Without Music (2015). Philip Glass #links

3 weeks agoMusic / Classical : aworks

"And he didn’t even apply for grants because he didn’t like that they imposed terms." DAN WANG "This rich artistic personality is what informs his memoir Words Without Music." SPECTRUM CULTURE "The next rollicking 300 pages detail, in masterful prose,...

Philip Glass: Words Without Music

last monthHumor / odd : Kottke.org

I thought I'd posted about Philip Glass' new memoir, Words Without Music, when it came out back in April, but I can't find anything in the archives, so let's do it right now. I was reminded of it after reading this review by Dan Wang, which pushed Glass' book to the top of my queue. These biographical details are manifestations of a quality I admire. Show More Summary

Sunday assorted links

1. There is no KFC Bluetooth great stagnation. 2. Breaking Smart, a technology analysis site. 3. Did the 1936-37 boost in reserve requirements actually hurt bank lending? 4. The life of Philip Glass. 5. Camille Paglia, part III, with links to the rest.  Her best interview in quite a while. 6. Are the “China plays” […]

Philip Glass: Words Without Music - A Memoir

last monthMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Words Without Music: A Memoir Philip Glass 432 pages ISBN: 0871404389 Liveright 2015 While composer m: 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 the...

Philip Glass, ‘Organic': The Week In One Song

This week: the European Space Agency’s Philae lander finds evidence of organic molecules — never before found on an object like a comet — on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko To mark this, here’s Philip Glass’s minimal composition Organic, taken from the 1982 soundtrack to the film “Koyaanisqatsi.”  

Musical Politics

Over at The New Criterion, I have a post on a new recording by Gidon Kremer, the Latvian violinist. He and his “band” (the Kremerata Baltica ) present works by four living composers, starting with Philip Glass. In my post, I quote Kremer on contemporary music. Show More Summary

How To Review Philip Glass’ Autobiography Without Being Snarky

“When I told a snarky friend I was writing about the new Philip Glass autobiography, Words Without Music, she asked, ‘Does it go like this: I, I, I, I, I, I, was, was, was, was, was, born, born, born, born?’ Snarky.”

Our Physicist Explains The Deal With Mass And Weight Once And For All

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

If people in glass houses shouldn’t throw rocks, then I’m a pitching machine crammed with gravel and I live in Philip Johnson’s summer house. You see, I’m a brutal little bitch when I find stupid mistakes in articles about cars, and then just the other day I made one of the most basic physics mistakes you can make. Show More Summary

Earthquake Anxiety? Unemployment Dread? Try Listening to Philip Glass's Creepy, Campy Dracula

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Yesterday afternoon, while the rest of the city was chewing its collective tongue over that New Yorker earthquake story, I found myself in a record store, looking for a birthday present for a young rock 'n' roller who's begun to study...Show More Summary

Retrospectives: Happy Birthday Philip Johnson! A Curbed Reader

Philip Johnson sitting inside his iconic Glass House. Photo by Todd Eberle; from "Empire of Space" (Rizzoli, 2011) Bespectacled Modernist icon Philip Johnson would have turned 109 this year, but based on the attention that's been showered on his...

Watermill Center’s Summer Speakers Include Philip Glass and Pussy Riot’s Nadezhda Tolokonnikova

Pussy Riot’s Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Philip Glass will give lectures at the center on Long Island this summer.

(VIDEO) Gender Inequality Moves Center Stage at Cannes Lions with "Glass Lion" Award

CANNES - From a backstage conversation at last year's Cannes Lions with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, the Festival for the first time will recognize the impact of gender inequality on creativity, explains Philip Thomas, CEO  of the Cannes...Show More Summary

Philip Glass playing concert w/ Tim Fain inside Richard Serra art exhibition; 'Einstein on the Beach' doc seeks funding

Philip Glass @  Prospect Park in 2013 (more by Adela Laconte) Artistic and composer Philip Glass has had a busy year, between curating the star-studded lineup for the 25th Annual Tibet House benefit and publishing his memoir, Words Without Music. Now nearing...

This New TV Spot For FANTASTIC FOUR Shows Us A Bit More Hero/Power Action…

A promo for the August 7 release... Read the full article on AICN Fox has brought online a new TV spot pimping the characters/abilities of the heroes of Josh Trank’s FANTASTIC FOUR movie, due on screens August 7.   Philip Glass is aShow More Summary

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