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Philip Glass: Piano Works by Víkingur Ólafsson

last weekHumor / odd : Kottke.org

I’m currently listening to Philip Glass: Piano Works by Víkingur Ólafsson. Compare with Glass’s own take on the Études. The NY Times recently interviewed Ólafsson about Glass and other things. Mr. Olafsson’s version is often more atmospheric. Show More Summary

The critical point in breaking the glass problem

(University of Bristol) Famously described as 'the deepest problem in solid state physics' by Nobel Laureate, Philip Andersen, the glass transition, by which a liquid transforms into a solid without freezing, is shedding its mystiqu...

The Pianist Vikingur Olafsson on Why Philip Glass Matters

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

The Icelandic musician, who is making his New York recital debut at the Mostly Mozart Festival this weekend, spoke about his homeland and composers.

Pianist Vikingur Olafson On Why Philip Glass Is Important, And How To Play His Music

"He treats Mr. Glass’s music like a sculpture, worth studying from all angles in search of new interpretations and surprises. 'I came to the conclusion that it’s not a repetition,' Mr. Olafsson said of Mr. Glass’s music. 'It’s a rebirth. It’s not treading the same path, but traveling in a spiral. That’s the image I […]

Yayoi Kusama Museum opens in Tokyo this October

The prolific artist is finally opening her own dedicated museum From disorienting “infinity” rooms to dot-covered interiors and installations at Philip Johnson’s Glass House, the work of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is certain to draw art-loving crowds. Show More Summary

Striking concrete and glass home has a twist

Does the front door ruin its style? From certain angles, this home on Portugal’s São Miguel Island looks like a concrete cousin of Philip Johnson’s famous Glass House—a single glass-walled horizontal volume, a statement of modern minimalism. Show More Summary

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Custom Designs: "I'm essential to my dream"/"Philip Glass is too primitive" (to enlarge click and then click again): The slim upper story:

Philip Glass on President Trump: ‘I don’t do idiots’

The US composer made his dismissive comment in an interview with RAI. Watch here. In an Austrian interview, he expresses appreciation for the Trump presidency: ‘It is wonderful: for the first time even children are getting politicised. Even my children, who used to be sunk in video games, now go to demonstrations and get involved politically. We […]

Label news: Handel gets turned with Glass

Decca Gold, Universal’s US classical label, has signed the American countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo. His debut album, released late 2018, will consist of arias by George Frideric Handel and Philip Glass. Both will be accompanied by Les Violons du Roy, conductor Jonathan Cohen, on period instruments.  

How a composer cut an hour from his best opera — and made it better

The Opera Theater of St. Louis presents new works by Ricky Ian Gordon and Philip Glass. One had the benefit of revision. The other didn't.

Violinist Paul Zukofsky Dead At 73

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"[He] specialised particularly in the performance of 20th-century repertoire, working with such composers as Milton Babbitt, John Cage, Elliott Carter, George Crumb, Morton Feldman, Philip Glass, [etc.]... He premiered Glass's Violin Concerto in 1987 and was the dedicatee of John Cage’s Freeman Etudes - Books I and II, composed between 1977 and 1980."

A Secret Little Glass Home in the Heart of New York

3 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Deceptively unassuming, the architect Philip Johnson’s Rockefeller Guest House is an unspoiled minimalist gem.

Philip Johnson’s Booth House seeks new owner fast

$1 million is the ask Most architecture enthusiasts will know the Glass House, Philip Johnson’s modernist masterpiece in the midcentury-modern haven of New Canaan, Connecticut. Much less known, however, is the Booth House in rural Bedford, New York, Johnson’s first commission and a project that would inform his major works to come. Show More Summary

'Akhnaten' And Mark Wigglesworth Win Opera Prizes At Olivier Awards

4 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Phelim McDermott's English National Opera production - starring a naked nude Anthony Roth Costanzo - of the Philip Glass opera about the iconoclastic pharaoh won for best new opera production, while conductor Mark Wigglesworth - who stormed away from the ENO's music directorship in March of last year to protest funding cuts - was honored […]

Philip Glass, Pat Metheny, k.d. lang, Audra McDonald all turn out for a tribute to a Nonesuch guy

Robert Hurwitz regularly wears a suit to the kinds of musical events not too many others do. He wore one, though tieless, to an extraordinary concert at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Saturday, a celebration of Nonesuch Records featuring the likes of John Adams, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Pat...

House of the week: A $27.5M glass house in Dallas

5 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

This home's story began with Philip Johnson, a famous architect who was known for his iconic glass houses and his work in modern and post-modern architecture. Read more...

Steve Reich’s Celebration of the Lineage of Minimalism

The musical style so loosely called minimalism—or, in Philip Glass’s preferred term, “music with repetitive structures”—is not an exclusively American product. There have long been foreign fellow-travellers (Louis Andriessen, Arvo Pärt) and deep influences from abroad (the musical cultures of India and West Africa). Show More Summary

Philip Johnson's secret brick and glass home in Manhattan, NYC

You'd never guess a Modernist paradise lies behind the unassuming brick and glass facade of Philip Johnson's sole private residence in Manhattan. The Rockefeller Guest House sits snugly between two rather typical apartment buildings,...Show More Summary

Watch Sufjan Stevens Perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” With the Patti Smith Band

Last night, Sufjan Stevens performed at Tibet House’s 30th annual benefit concert, which doubled as a celebration of Philip Glass’s 80th birthday. He joined the Patti Smith Band to perform his version of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” “My...Show More Summary

Watch Patti Smith, Sufjan Stevens, Iggy Pop, Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, New Order, Alabama Shakes, Ben Harper, & Tibetan Monks Sing “People Have The Power” At Carnegie Hall

5 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Every year, the Tibet House US nonprofit throws a big benefit show at New York's Carnegie Hall, and it always features a whole ton of rock and avant-garde legends, many of them performing songs they wouldn't ordinarily do. Last night was the 30th annual Tibet House benefits, and it doubled as am 80th birthday party…

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