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Morning Concert:
Interview with Philip Glass, Jan. 25, 1985

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 53 min
Event Type: Interview Program Origin: KPFA

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In a recording made on January 25, 1985, Charles Amirkhanian interviews composer Philip Glass about his ensemble’s scheduled April 21, 1985 performance at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. Glass, one of the best known composers of minimal or repetitive music discusses this style of music and the difficulty he has experienced in getting musicians to accept it and to learn to play it well. Glass points out that despite peoples impressions that his music is somehow simple in structure or relies on overdubbing and delays, it is in fact highly complex, irregular, and is performed without any technological assistance. This is a stunningly eloquent defense of new music by two of the genres most prominent proponents.

Genres:  Minimalism; New Music
Subject:  Glass, Philip; Boulanger, Nadia; Minimal music; New music; Avant-garde (Music) ; Opera; Music theater; Musicians; Music critics; Music audiences; Music -- History and criticism
People:  Glass, Philip; Amirkhanian, Charles
Recording Date:  1/25/1985
First Broadcast Date:  4/11/1985
 
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