Happy Birthday Philip Glass!

Philip Glass (n. 31 ianuarie 1937) este un compozitor american. Este adesea considerat cel mai influent compozitor al sfîrșitului de secol 20. Muzica sa e de asemenea adesea descrisă controversat ca minimalistă, împreună cu lucrările altor „minimaliști de seamă” La Monte Young, Terry Riley și Steve Reich.

Charles Amirkhanian interviews Philip Glass. They discuss his early experiences in theater, his work with Ravi Shankar, his development of minimal music, and his work with modern opera and cinema.

New Sounds San Jose: Philip Glass: 1978 (July 2, 1978)

A live recording of a concert by Philip Glass given on July 2, 1978 as part of the New Sounds San Jose concert series. This program include a number of pieces for organ, written in Glass’ trademark minimalist style, as well as a piece for orchestra and electronics. Born in 1937, Philip Glass is one of the most influential American composers of the late 20th century. He is the best known composer of repetitive or minimalist music, and has produced a number of very successful modern operas, often in collaboration with Robert Wilson, as well as the soundtracks for a number of movies.