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Re: Philip Glass
« Reply #120 on: August 22, 2013, 06:11:40 PM »
Philip Glass has re-teamed with filmmaker Godfrey Reggio, the new film is titled VISITORS. Here is the trailer.


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/s3w8cNgWtMI" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/s3w8cNgWtMI</a>

Where's that bottle of sleeping pills and vodka?!?! Where's the shotgun?!?!

That almost made me angry. Not a great feat in itself, but this DID IT!! If I made a film it would look like trayvonn

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Re: Philip Glass
« Reply #121 on: August 23, 2013, 01:25:45 AM »
Where's that bottle of sleeping pills and vodka?!?! Where's the shotgun?!?!

That almost made me angry. Not a great feat in itself, but this DID IT!! If I made a film it would look like trayvonn

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« Reply #122 on: August 23, 2013, 03:29:38 AM »
My posting this here in the composer's thread is not directly to suggest any revision, mind you Brian : )

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/KZEq3Ro7mXU" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/KZEq3Ro7mXU</a>

Had anyone heard these choruses before?  How do you feel this performance compares?  Do not spare my feelings   ;)
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« Reply #123 on: August 23, 2013, 03:30:33 AM »
Sacrée vache, 908 views! That'll never happen to any Henningmusick.
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« Reply #124 on: August 23, 2013, 03:49:31 AM »
Had anyone heard these choruses before?  How do you feel this performance compares?  Do not spare my feelings   ;)

I listened to these when you first posted them, Karl. And Ive only heard one other performance and it was on disc, so with audio aside the performance is very comparable, in fact I enjoy the treatment of the intro from your group over my recorded disc.

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« Reply #125 on: August 23, 2013, 04:06:50 AM »
Cool. I'll be sure to post more on this thread later, since you enjoying visiting so much.

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« Reply #126 on: August 23, 2013, 04:10:10 AM »
Thanks, Greg! Paul had worked with those pieces a number of times before the occasion of this concert.
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« Reply #127 on: August 23, 2013, 05:23:50 AM »
Thanks, Greg! Paul had worked with those pieces a number of times before the occasion of this concert.

Is that you behind the conductor?!?!

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Re: Philip Glass
« Reply #128 on: August 23, 2013, 07:22:13 AM »
I'm fourth from the right (stage left, i.e.)
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« Reply #129 on: August 24, 2013, 05:40:19 PM »
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Re: Philip Glass
« Reply #130 on: August 25, 2013, 05:30:40 AM »
I'm fourth from the right (stage left, i.e.)

ok, you're much better looking than the guy behind the conductor!! whew

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Re: Philip Glass
« Reply #131 on: January 29, 2014, 02:09:08 AM »
Ive been enjoying this set a lot the last few days:



Never heard of Jeroen Van Veen before I got this recording - hes certainly a very sensitive and accomplished player and I cant find fault with him on this release.
The recorded sound is very good - Ideally I would have liked a little more reverb but certainly the Piano sounds excellent.
There are a few recordings of Glass's Piano Music available but this one seems to be the most comprehensive.
Heres a tracklisting:



I downloaded the complete set for $10 from ZDigital for anyone whos interested in going that route. Otherwise it costs about $20 US to buy the CD set itself.

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« Reply #132 on: January 29, 2014, 06:42:35 AM »
Ive been enjoying this set a lot the last few days:



I downloaded the complete set for $10 from ZDigital for anyone whos interested in going that route. Otherwise it costs about $20 US to buy the CD set itself.

I'd like to get this, added it to my want list. Solo piano seems almost perfect for Glass music.

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« Reply #133 on: January 29, 2014, 11:52:10 PM »
I'd like to get this, added it to my want list. Solo piano seems almost perfect for Glass music.

Good stuff! - indeed this is a nice way to enjoy Glass's music :D

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Re: Philip Glass
« Reply #134 on: February 19, 2014, 06:31:56 PM »
John Adams on Philip Glass

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Re: Philip Glass
« Reply #135 on: February 19, 2014, 06:36:59 PM »
Philip Glass: Open The Kingdom from Songs From Liquid Days
Lyrics by David Byrne
Vocals by Douglas Perry

Been a favorite of mine from Glass for many, many years...

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Re: Philip Glass
« Reply #136 on: February 19, 2014, 06:41:28 PM »
I've never got past the perceived monotonousness of Glass' music. I find it to be the most predictable music in the world, and I don't see how that's a good thing.

I would like to ask admirers of Glass music:
Would you call Glass a genius?

Yes. Unlike many here I like the earlier, not the same as earliest, stuff more. In recent years I find him, ahem, repeating himself, and less interesting. But in the late 70s80s, brilliant.

Minimalists en masse but particularly Nyman, Glass, Adams, and to a lesser extent Reich and ten Holt are  my faves from the past 40 years.

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Re: Philip Glass
« Reply #137 on: February 19, 2014, 06:45:25 PM »
Yes. Unlike many here I like the earlier, not the same as earliest, stuff more. In recent years I find him, ahem, repeating himself, and less interesting. But in the late 70s80s, brilliant.

Minimalists en masse but particularly Nyman, Glass, Adams, and to a lesser extent Reich and ten Holt are  my faves from the past 40 years.

Nice to see Nyman's name mentioned, for the past few years here on GMG I was beginning to think I was the only admirer of his music. Ever since I saw The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover I've been hooked on Nyman.

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Re: Philip Glass
« Reply #138 on: February 19, 2014, 06:46:17 PM »
Philip Glass: Open The Kingdom from Songs From Liquid Days
Lyrics by David Byrne
Vocals by Douglas Perry

Been a favorite of mine from Glass for many, many years...

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/vcl5DLlYAeE" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/vcl5DLlYAeE</a>

I bought this when it first came out. I hated the first time I heard it, but knew I had to hear it again, just had to. I hated it the second time. I probably hated the first 4 or 5 times. Then it clicked and I've never looked back.  my friends and my ex-wife could not believe that I liked this. 

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Re: Philip Glass
« Reply #139 on: February 19, 2014, 06:49:01 PM »
Yes. Unlike many here I like the earlier, not the same as earliest, stuff more. In recent years I find him, ahem, repeating himself, and less interesting. But in the late 70s80s, brilliant.

Minimalists en masse but particularly Nyman, Glass, Adams, and to a lesser extent Reich and ten Holt are  my faves from the past 40 years.

I think all of the Minimalists are one-trick ponies. It's just that some of them have been milking it for far too long now like Glass and Reich for example. It almost reminds of me of someone who just won't acknowledge the fact that their 13 year old dog, who is deathly ill, needs to be put down. I think Minimalism in general is a dead-end street and, while some good works have popped up here and there, it's just not enough for me to continue to plunk down money to hear something that's been rehashed over and over again, but there are people out there that continue to support these composers, which is fine, not everyone enjoys the same things of course, but I think this whole movement has worn out it's welcome.

All IMHO of course.
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