Philip Glass

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Philip Glass (born 1937) is a four-time Academy Award-nominated American classical music composer. He is considered one of the most influential composers of the late-20th century and is widely acknowledged as a composer who has brought art music to the public.

Aphex Twin – Icct Hedral (Philip Glass Orchestration)

Icct Hedral is the Aphex Twin / Philip Glass adaptation of the track lcct Hedral, which originally appears on Aphex Twin’s “I Care Because You Do” album.

Almost everybody know that Richard David James (born 1971), better known as Aphex Twin, is an electronic music artist who has been described as “the most inventive and influential figure in contemporary electronic music”.

Koyaanisqatsi

Koyaanisqatsi, also known as Koyaanisqatsi: Life out of Balance, is a 1982 film directed by Godfrey Reggio with music composed by Philip Glass and cinematography by Ron Fricke. The film consists primarily of slow motion and time-lapse photography of cities and many natural landscapes across the United States. The visual tone poem contains neither dialogue nor a vocalized narration: its tone is set by the juxtaposition of images and music. In the Hopi language, the word Koyaanisqatsi means ‘crazy life, life in turmoil, life out of balance, life disintegrating, a state of life that calls for another way of living’, and the film implies that modern humanity is living in such a way. The film won the “Francis Ford Coppola Presents” endorsement at the 1982 New York Film Festival, and Coppola is now credited as an executive producer. In an interview, Godfrey Reggio says “…Coppola would like to do everything possible to make this available to the public, so he put his name on it”

Links:
Icct Hedral (Philip Glass Orchestration) on LastFM
Aphex Twin on MySpace
Aphex Twin on LastFM
Aphex Twin on Wikipedia
Philip Glass page
Philip Glass on MySpace
Philip Glass on LastFM
Philip Glass on Wikipedia
Koyaanisqatsi page
Koyaanisqatsi on IMDB
Koyaanisqatsi on Wikipedia

Watch also this short clip about Philip Glass:

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One Response to “Philip Glass”

  1. White Space « D I S C O R G Y Says:

    […] i already described Philip Glass in the previous post, he is a four-time Academy Award-nominated American classical music composer. […]

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