Anyone like Philip Glass?

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    Aug 30, 2010 3:06 AM GMT
    I was on YouTube tonight and came across "Heroes" (with a bit of Mexian history added). Along with music from Koyaaniqatsi "Life Out of Balance" which is a beautifully breathtaking film I highly recommend



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    Aug 30, 2010 3:11 AM GMT
    His score for the movie The Hours is one of the most beautifully I have ever listened to.
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    Aug 30, 2010 3:41 AM GMT
    His music is characterized as "minimalist" but that doesn't refer to the extravagant, and gorgeous scoring. There are some lesser composers who adopt the style successfully. They are "lesser" only in the sense that they are not composing music in the mainstream symphonic literature.

    If you like Glass, listen to any of James Newton Howard scores. I swear, the score to the movie "Signs" is absolutely brilliant, and is so much better than the movie. The music is minimalist....but it captures evocative nostaligia, the sense of weirdness (as all good science fiction scores should), and really astounding beauty and wonder. It actually makes me want to see the movie again....particularly the corn field sequences...
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    Aug 30, 2010 3:48 AM GMT
    Glassworks is a great compilation of some of his best work, and he owns a significant portion if my iPod. My favorite contemporary composer.
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    Aug 30, 2010 4:03 AM GMT
    Einstein on the Beach is still one of my favorite works.
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    Aug 30, 2010 4:04 AM GMT
    He music is stunning, and he is a genius.
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    Aug 30, 2010 4:06 AM GMT
    You're all talking about excerpts and highlights. Try sitting through three unremitting repetitive hours of any Glass opus in live performance and see if you're still awake at the end.
    As proof of its sleep-inducing power let me say that I once attended a Glass premiere with someone I thought was hot date potential. We never went out again.
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    Aug 30, 2010 4:57 AM GMT
    I've seen Glass and Patti Smith on stage together a couple of times (once also with Michael Stipe). His work with Allen Ginsberg, like "Hydrogen Jukebox," was particularly influential in the grooming of my weirdness.


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    Aug 30, 2010 5:06 AM GMT
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    Aug 30, 2010 5:17 AM GMT
    No. His stuff is tripe.
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    Aug 30, 2010 4:48 PM GMT
    I adore Philip Glass music. His work on Koyaaniqatsi is simply amazing!!!