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Speaking of Music:
Philip Glass

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 146 min
Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: C Amirkhanian

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Charles Amirkhanian interviews Philip Glass on September 13, 1988, before a live audience as part of the San Francisco Exploratorium’s Speaking of Music series. They discuss Glass’ early experiences in theater, his work with Ravi Shankar, his development of minimal music, and his work with modern opera and cinema.

Part 1 of 3:  
Musical Selections:  [unidentified piece with whirly instruments] / Sarah Hopkins -- Music in Fifths [excerpt] (1969) / Philip Glass -- The Canyon [excerpt] (1988) / Philip Glass -- Open the Kingdom / Philip Glass
Performers:  Sarah Hopkins, (selection of whirly instrument music)
Genres:  Minimalism; Opera
Subject:  Shankar, Ravi, 1920-; Glass, Philip; Boulanger, Nadia; Opera; Minimal music; Music -- India; Composition (Music); Alien abduction; Music theater
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Glass, Philip; Hopkins, Sarah, 1958-
Recording Date:  9/13/1988
 
Part 2 of 3:  
Musical Selections:  Satyagraha [excerpt] (1980) / Philip Glass & Constance DeJong -- [unidentified piece] / Philip Glass -- Einstein on the Beach [excerpt] (1975-76) / Philip Glass -- Rubric [excerpt] / Philip Glass -- The Photographer [excerpt] (1982) / Philip Glass -- Satyagraha [excerpt] (1980) / Philip Glass & Constance DeJong
Genres:  Minimalism; Opera
Subject:  Glass, Philip; Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948; Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910; Operas -- Excerpts; Minimal music; Music -- India; Composition (Music); Music theater; Motion picture music; Koyaanisqatsi (Motion picture); Powaqqatsi (Motion picture)
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Glass, Philip; DeJong, Constance
Recording Date:  9/13/1988
 
Part 3 of 3:  
Genres:  Minimalism; Opera
Subject:  Glass, Philip; Opera; Minimal music; Music -- India; Composition (Music); Music theater; Motion picture music
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Glass, Philip
Recording Date:  9/13/1988
 
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