Tag: Philip Glass

NICOLAS BOUGAÏEFF – Song For Ewe

“Overt repetition was a fresh idea when it was introduced in the 1960s. The earliest Glass compositions were essentially concept algorithms, process applied to music. But the crossover Knee Play 5 is such a beautiful intersection of strict process and romance. It planted the seed that sometimes a paradox can be solved, that some opposites can be joined.”

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COLLECTRESS – Lucky 7

“It is very moving to watch this piece being performed, the musicians are synchronised in a way that requires such individual focus to make it work as a whole, like a machine yet it is terribly human in its sound.”

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ELIZABETH MORRIS of ELVA – Song For Ewe

“A wonderful thing about being a musician is that you are never finished – it’s always possible to get better. This makes me think of the great Jeffrey Lewis song “Time Trades” – about how time takes so much from you but you can use time to get better at things you like. For me, that would be learning to play the piano like Philip Glass.”

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