Horror and comedy make for a mixed closing
Washington Classical ReviewHorror and comedy make for a mixed closing bill at Wolf Trap OperaWashington Classical ReviewMegan Mikailovna Samarin (top) and Annie Rosen in Wolf Trap Opera's production of “The Juniper Tree” by Philip Glass and Robert Moran. Photo: Scott Suchman. Wolf Trap Opera is marking the 80th birthday year of Philip Glass by staging two of the ...
Posted on 12 August 2017 | 10:02 am
Alas Euphoric! You should get to know it
RTE.ieAlas Euphoric! You should get to know it wellRTE.ieHe also proves his chops as a musician of scope and imagination. Along with visual designer Alastair Keady, he ventures into the sonic territory of Ryuichi Sakamoto, Boards of Canada, Autechre, and Philip Glass and discovers similar worlds of beauty ...
Posted on 12 August 2017 | 9:09 am
Record Bin: How Linda Ronstadt fused the
Nooga.comRecord Bin: How Linda Ronstadt fused the roots of country music with '70s rock on “Simple Dreams”Nooga.comIn the late '60s and '70s, folk and classic rock music began incorporating more country rhythms and themes. Bands like the Eagles and Creedence Clearwater Revival built their reputations on rock 'n' roll that often ventured into the hushed melodies and ...
Posted on 11 August 2017 | 8:02 pm
A Touch of Madness: This Week's Eight Best
New York TimesA Touch of Madness: This Week's Eight Best Classical Music Moments on YouTubeNew York TimesWhile preparing for an interview with the Icelandic pianist Vikingur Olafsson, who is making his New York recital debut this week at the Mostly Mozart Festival, I fell down a rabbit hole of both his thoughtful playing and the works of Philip Glass. Mr ...and more »
Posted on 11 August 2017 | 2:37 pm
The Pianist Vikingur Olafsson on Why Philip
New York TimesThe Pianist Vikingur Olafsson on Why Philip Glass MattersNew York TimesAnd Philip Glass invited Mr. Olafsson to share the billing with him in a performance of his Études. This year, Mr. Olafsson released an album of Mr. Glass's piano works on Deutsche Grammophon. The record makes a strong impression in how much it ...
Posted on 11 August 2017 | 10:59 am
Under Armour has launched its latest shot in
A 60-second TV spot, which uses the soundtrack from the Philip Glass Knee series of operas, shows the athletes in training mode. They are then multiplied, becoming an "army" of clones, repeating their reps. Adam Peake, executive vice president of marketing ...
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 1:22 am
The week in radio: Seriously…; Overage
Hard-drinking pensioners and Osama Bin Laden’s audio legacy were among the highlights as Radio 4 got its documentary house in order I don’t know, you go away for a few days and when you get back they’ve changed the menu at your favourite caff, put ...
Posted on 22 August 2015 | 4:35 pm
Philip Glass: Taxi Driver
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. The Philip Glass Ensemble formed in 1968 and performed in lofts, museums ...
Posted on 17 August 2015 | 8:31 pm
Philip Glass, ‘Organic': The Week In One
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 ...
Posted on 31 July 2015 | 5:41 am
How To Review Philip Glass’ Autobiography
“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.” Share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
Posted on 26 July 2015 | 10:42 am