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PDT 8/8/2012 by Erik Pedersen Getty Images The influential minimalist composer's work will be reimagined by Beck and others in a two-CD set that will help mark Glass' 75th birthday. The long-gestating Philip Glass remix album is officially official.
August 8, 2012 When people refer to piano quartets or piano trios, they generally mean a piano and some other stuff a violin and a cello, say. But the new ensemble Grand Band is a piano sextet in the purest sense: six pianos, and only six pianos.
In the uber-macho and hetero-centric world of urban music, particularly in hip-hop, coming out as ga.....Suggested Topics Andrew Keeling's diverse career has previously led to work with Evelyn Glennie, The Hilliard Quartet and King Crimson, and in
Dan Callister/Rex Electronic dance music is no longer a young upstart. This year's Bloc Weekender a 15,000-capacity rave at London Pleasure Gardens , a waterside space at the Royal Victoria Docks has enlisted some veteran headliners. But even among
Gureckis was Glass' musical assistant while Smith worked in his publishing company, and the pair initially collaborated on a pop song for a film score Gureckis was arranging. On Photograph, you can hear Glass' influence creeping in with the
Kristian Juul Pedersen/AFP/Getty Images Arvo Part is one of those composers you might think you know: a reclusive, extravagantly bearded Estonian who's ensconced in a world of so-called "holy minimalism" a reverie of simplicity that luxuriates in the
June 9, 2012 French saxophonist Alexandra Grimal composed this symphony of minimalist chamber music while watching a starry night at the MacDowell Colony, the United States' oldest arts enclave. For this ambitious composition, she enlists guitarist
June 2, 2012 There is no suitable title for French composer/reed player Sylvain Rifflet's uartet other than Alphabet, a name that begins to describe the rich contemporary language of this unique quartet. Rifflet mixes influences, from Tom Waits ' use
Philip Glass's gargantuan minimalist classic Einstein on the Beach though he hates the term 'minimalist' premiered in Avignon, and has taken 36 years to reach the London stage...The playlets interspersing the operatic acts consist largely of poems by
Claire Martin, Alex Welsh, John Francis Peters, JB Kelly (f79) The diversity of Philip Glass ' audiences reflects the diversity of his music: though he is a classical composer, he has produced film scores, dance pieces and milestone minimalist works,