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Old 11-21-2008, 04:50 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Giving this thread a righteous bump, as he is fantastic to listen to.

Anybody really into Philip Glass? Besides Koyaanisqatsi and his other movie works, which of his non-movie works are worth getting into.
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Glassworks and Einstein on the Beach are my non-Koyaanisqatsi favorites of his. The soundtrack to Koyaanisqatsi easily stands by itself as a great album and is one of my favorite albums of all time.
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Old 11-21-2008, 10:30 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Well, he did the score for most (if not all) of Errol Morris' films, so I'm cool with him.
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Old 11-21-2008, 10:59 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I actually have the "Low" Symphony, but have yet to give it a serious listen. I really should get on that.
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Old 11-22-2008, 09:34 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Koyaanisqatsi is the first in the series. Not to everyone's tastes, but members with a passing interest in art should check these out. Let me know what you think.
Did Glass compose the music to that? It's great!
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Did Glass compose the music to that? It's great!
Yes, it's probably his most famous work, especially movie score wise.
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Yes, it's probably his most famous work, especially movie score wise.
I loved that movie. I had a teacher back in high school tell me about it and warned that it was "slow" and "only for those who truely value art." I personally loved the music more than the art.
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It certainly is a great experience, stunning landscapes beautifully shot and amazing music flowing on top of it.
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I've listened to the Low and "Heroes" symphonies (Some Are is spectacular) but that's all I've heard of him
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Philip Glass is so amazing. He is one of my favorite composers. Among his film socres, my favorites are The Hours, The Truman Show, and of course Koyaanisquatsi.

Einstein on the Beach and 1000 Airplanes on the roof are really amazing as well.

I highly recommend his String Quartets at well. I recently picked up the Kronos Quartet preforming his quartets and they are some really interesting pieces.
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