Posts Tagged: Philip Glass

The Rumpus Interview with Joshua Mohr

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Joshua Mohr discusses his memoir Sirens, writing for his daughter, and why he values art that trusts its audience. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Max Ritvo

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Max Ritvo passed away on August 23, 2016. Earlier this summer, he spoke with Sarah Blake about his debut collection Four Reincarnations, writing with and about cancer, and how language is a game. ...more

Swinging Modern Sounds #71: A Michael Bay Film Eating Itself

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“Love,” then is not to be taken lightly here. It is being engaged at full force, megaphonically. ...more

Words, Music, Words, Music … and Glass

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He is one of the only artists … who actually seemed to enjoy his journey, both spiritual and musical. Plus, he seemed to learn something profound with each step of his way, until completely formed as an artist.

In a critique of composer Philip Glass’s memoir Words Without Music, the Los Angeles Review of Books explores Glass’s rise as a composer and musician, his discovery of his musical style, and the great loves of his life.

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Swinging Modern Sounds #61: Songs for the Alliterative at Heart

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Michael Hearst has come a long way from the guy who played plastic wind instruments on Seventh Avenue, to an admirably creative and original adulthood. ...more

Meet Philip Glass, Plumber

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The Independent has an interview with Philip Glass that makes for pretty good reading despite a lame lede joking that the reporter nearly constructed an interview out of one question, asked repeatedly. Knee slap!

But what piqued my interest — as a writer currently in need of a side job — was this fact: until Philip Glass was forty-two yeas old, he didn’t earn a living from his music; up to that point, he drove a cab, moved furniture, and worked as a plumber.

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