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Akhnaten as you've never seen him: How L.A. Opera delivers Philip Glass' Egyptian Pharaoh tale

34 days ago
L.A. Times - EntertainmentPhilip Glass’ “Akhnaten” is the un-“Aida.” Verdi and Glass both re-imagined an ancient Egypt suited to the composers’ own times. But whereas Verdi relies on the great 19th century Italian opera themes of forbidden love and the like to mak... more info

Tribune Literary Prize winner Philip Glass reflects on his life, music

37 days ago
Chicago TribuneThe audience came to Orchestra Hall on Wednesday evening to get a sense of what Philip Glass, the iconic and prolific American composer, author and winner of the 2016 Chicago Tribune Literary Prize was like in the flesh. And a vivid sense was what th... more info

Minimalist Composer Julius Eastman, Dead for 26 Years, Crashes the Canon

43 days ago
New York TimesMinimalism has been dominated by straight white men — Terry Riley, Steve Reich, Philip Glass — but Eastman, a gay black man, is a vital addition to their company, even if his take on the style was perhaps ahead of its time. more info

Philip Glass, winner of 2016 Tribune Literary Award, reflects on a life well composed

45 days ago
Chicago TribunePhilip Glass finds it a nifty coincidence that both he and Bob Dylan won major literary prizes this year — remarkable, considering that neither American music icon considers himself a writer. Glass, 79, is the 2016 winner of the Chicago Tribune Lit... more info

The Blow on the History of Female Producers

47 days ago
Chorus.fmHazel Cills, writing at MTV: While male producers and musicians like Philip Glass and Steve Reich have been written about and documented extensively, the work of female producers and early electronic musicians like Wendy Carlos, Laurie Spiegel, Delia... more info

Blood Orange beautifully covers Philip Glass’ “Metamorphosis III” — listen

54 days ago
Consequence of SoundThough it's nothing like Freetown Sound, Dev Hynes still draws you in. more info

Listen as Blood Orange covers Philip Glass

56 days ago
NMEDev Hynes takes on 'Metamorphosis: III' more info

Blood Orange – “Metamorphosis: III” (Philip Glass Cover)

57 days ago
StereogumDevonté Hynes guested on SiriusXMU to perform a cover of Philip Glass’ “Metamorphosis: III,” which is the third composition in a series of five included on Glass’ 1989 release Solo Piano. Check out Hynes’ evocative rendition below. Sidenot... more info

Stuart Maconies Freakier Zone 2016-10-02 Don’t Call Me Minimalist

69 days ago
Core News“Stuart presents a minimalist playlist, a term often hated by the composers labelled as such. Minimalism marked a new era of classical music pioneered in mid-century America, distinguished by it’s static harmony, repetitive rhythms and return to ... more info

How Gustavo Dudamel made his impromptu conducting debut at the White House

79 days ago
L.A. Times - EntertainmentAt a White House ceremony Thursday afternoon, President Obama awarded the National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal to actor Morgan Freeman, composer Philip Glass, “Zoot Suit” playwright Luis Valdez, musician Wynton Marsalis and 20... more info

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