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Philip Glass

Author: Philip GlassPeter GreenawayRevel GuestPhilip Glass Ensemble.Mystic Fire Video, Inc.All authors
Publisher: South Burlington, Vt. : Mystic Fire Video, ©1989.
Series: 4 American composers, 2.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Philip Glass's "systems music" has been described as a "high mass on Mars." It combines the Western disciplines of the classical music tradition with Eastern influences and visceral rock. His hynotic, rhythmic sound is appreciated by rock, jazz and classical audiences alike. This video features conversations with and about Glass, as well as the Philip Glass Ensemble performing his Music in Similar Motion and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Televised performances
Documentary television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Television programs
Interviews
Named Person: Philip Glass; Philip Glass
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Glass; Peter Greenaway; Revel Guest; Philip Glass Ensemble.; Mystic Fire Video, Inc.; Channel Four (Great Britain); Transatlantic Films, Ltd.
ISBN: 1561762342 9781561762347
OCLC Number: 31267787
Notes: Originally produced in 1983.
Credits: Research, Jane Chrzanowska ; lighting, Bruce Kington ; sound, Garth Marshall ; film editor, John Wilson ; rostrum camera, Bert Walker.
Performer(s): The Philip Glass Ensemble (Philip Glass, Michael Riesman, Jack Kripl, Richard Peck, Jon Gibson, Kurt Munkacsi, Dora Ohrenstein), et al.
Event notes: This film is based on a performance by Philip Glass and his Ensemble at Sadler's Wells Theatre, London, as part of a New York/Almeida Festival.
Description: 1 videocassette (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: Music in similar motion --
passages from Einstein on the Beach and Glassworks.
Series Title: 4 American composers, 2.
Other Titles: Glass
4merican composers
Responsibility: a Transatlantic Films production for Channel Four Television ; produced by Revel Guest ; directed by Peter Greenaway.

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Philip Glass's "systems music" has been described as a "high mass on Mars." It combines the Western disciplines of the classical music tradition with Eastern influences and visceral rock. His hynotic, rhythmic sound is appreciated by rock, jazz and classical audiences alike. This video features conversations with and about Glass, as well as the Philip Glass Ensemble performing his Music in Similar Motion and passages from Einstein on the Beach and Glassworks.

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