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A Musical Oasis in an Icefield

In January of 2016, I boarded a plane from my home base in New York City and touched down a few hours later in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Though I was born in Montreal and lived through its blistering winters for almost three decades, five years of temperate NYC weather had dulled my hibernal instincts: I showed up with a slick coat best suited for a reasonable East Coast urban setting, wearing cowboy boots… …It was negative 40 degrees. Fahrenheit or Celsius, you ask? Doesn’t matter, they’re th...
Tags: New York, Minneapolis, La, New York City, Religion, US, Toronto, Chicago, Canada, Bjork, John Adams, Montreal, Jack, East Coast, Calgary, Commentary


John Malveaux: Angelique Kidjo & LA Phil Premiere Symphony No. 12 of Philip Glass

Angelique Kidjo and Philip Glass John Malveaux   of  www.MusicUNTOLD.com   writes: 1-13-2019 excited to attend LA Phil modern music concert to see long time friend, soprano Zanaida Robles, make her debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Dr. Robles also sings with LA Master Chorale. The concert opened with composer Gabriella Smith Tumblebird Contrails. The pleasantly capturing single movement composition was inspired while sitting in the sand at the edge of th...
Tags: La, Religion, Los Angeles, David Bowie, John Adams, Brian Eno, Philip Glass, Phil, LA Phil, Angelique Kidjo, Robles, Zanaida Robles, Kidjo, William J Zick, John Malveaux, Gabriella Smith


Philip Glass Finishes His David Bowie Trilogy, Debuting His Lodger Symphony

Sometimes I feel The need to move on So I pack a bag And move on Move on --David Bowie, “Move On” We might have been calling it the Lake Geneva Trilogy, given David Bowie’s recuperative sojourn in Switzerland after the emptiness he felt in L.A. The first album in the Berlin Trilogy, Low, was mostly recorded in France, and the last album of the trilogy, Lodger, in Montreaux in 1979. But they were almost all written in, around, and about Berlin, where Bowie found what he was looking for—a ...
Tags: Google, Music, London, College, France, Berlin, Los Angeles, David Bowie, Switzerland, John Adams, Times, Gary Oldman, Low, Los Angeles Times, Philip Glass, Bowie


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area Jan. 11-18

    Richard Diebenkorn, Untitled, 1949, on display Jan. 12 to March 31 at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum at Pepperdine University in Malibu. (Photo courtesy of the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   So You’re Dining with the Persian Emperor: Charles Perry, president and co-foun...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


Philip Glass and John Adams on a Bowie-Inspired New Symphony

The two eminences of American music are collaborating on the premiere of Mr. Glass’s new work, based on Bowie’s 1979 album “Lodger.”
Tags: News, Glass, David, Classical Music, Brian, John Adams, Philip Glass, Philip, Bowie, Adams, Eno, Los Angeles Philharmonic, John (1947-, Bowie Inspired New Symphony


Watch St. Vincent, Cyndi Lauper, Kelly Clarkson, & More Perform At Kennedy Center Honors

The Kennedy Center Honors program aired on television last night, though it was filmed earlier this month, and the 2018 recipients of the title included Reba McEntire, Philip Glass, Cher Wayne Shorter, and the creative team behind Hamilton, which includes Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Alex Lacamoire, and Andy Blankenbuehler. A number of famous people were … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Paul Simon, Kelly Clarkson, Cher, Kennedy Center Honors, St. Vincent, Hamilton, Adam Lambert, Philip Glass, Lin-manuel Miranda, Andy Blankenbuehler, Cyndi Lauper, Jon Batiste, Angelique Kidjo, Wayne Shorter


The Official Kottke.org Music Playlist

Two weeks ago, I wrote about the mini-phenomenon of book playlists — music playlists designed to accompany new books, as a kind of disembodied soundtrack. Then last week, in the newsletter, I wondered out loud what songs would be on a Kottke.org playlist, and asked you, the readers, for help figuring that out. Jason amplified the call on Twitter, and we were off and running. So, for the past week, I took the advice that came in, reached out to a few musically-minded Kottke readers that I trus...
Tags: Radiohead, Nina Simone, Kenny G, Jason, Philip Glass, Weezer, Dionne Warwick, Paul Westerberg, Coltrane, Tom Misch, Dionne, Alex Chilton, Kottke, Tim Carmody, Carmody, Ben Samuels Kalow


Fascinating documentary about minimalist composers Young, Riley, Reich, and Glass

In the first part of the 20th century, classical music was stripped of its majesty and injected with a healthy dose of discord and dissonance by avant-garde pioneers like Arnold Schoenberg, Pierre Boulez, and John Cage. Then in 1950s California and New York, a new form of contemporary classical music emerged: minimalism. "Tones, Drones and Arpeggios" is a terrific two episode BBC Four documentary on American minimalism pioneers La Monte Young, Terry Riley (above), Steve Reich, and Philip Glass ...
Tags: Post, Music, New York, News, California, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, John Cage, Terry Riley, Minimalism, Young Riley Reich, Arnold Schoenberg Pierre Boulez


Simone Dinnerstein in Recital at Miller Theatre

Photo: Lisa Marie Mazzucco.   Simone Dinnerstein in Recital Miller Theatre – Columbia University December 8, 2018 Published on Sequenza21.com By Christian Carey   NEW YORK – On Saturday, December 8th, pianist Simone Dinnerstein made a return appearance to Miller Theatre to perform an intriguing and eclectic solo recital. The stage was set with subdued lighting, with electric “candles” placed throughout and, over the course of the evening, small shifts of color. Ms. Dinnerstein, dre...
Tags: New York, Religion, Piano, Concert Review, Philip Glass, Schumann, Miller Theatre, Goldberg, Erik Satie, Robert Schumann, Dinnerstein, Simone Dinnerstein, Kreisleriana, Recital, Minimalism, Composers


Lubomyr Melnyk's 'Fallen Trees' Is a Thing of Uncommon Beauty

None Fallen Trees by Lubomyr Melnyk The title of Lubomyr Melnyk's latest album, Fallen Trees, is yet another sign he's been making throughout his career of the confluence of music and nature. On a long train ride through Europe, Melnyk observed a forest with several trees that had recently fallen. The image brought to mind both sorrow and hope. "They were glorious," he says. "Even though they'd been killed, they weren't dead."As is the case with Melnyk's music, Fallen Trees is the sound of sor...
Tags: Europe, Music, Review, Ukraine, Canada, Music Review, Classical, Philip Glass, Melnyk, Instrumental, Keith Jarrett, La Scala, Terry Riley, Minimalism, Erased tapes, Lubomyr Melnyk


Gillian Cummings's Playlist for Her Poetry Collection "The Owl Was a Baker’s Daughter"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Winner of the Colorado Prize for Poetry, Gillian Cummings's The Owl Was a Baker’s Daughter is an imaginative and impressive collection. Maggie Smith wrote of the book: "The Owl Wa...
Tags: Music, Dave, David, Maggie Smith, Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks, Shakespeare, Hamlet, Brian Eno, Denver, Martin Luther King Jr, Matthew, Philip Glass, Joanna Newsom, Nico, Buddha


Trump Again Skips Kennedy Center Honors, Ceremony Focuses On Bush

WASHINGTON (AP) — Last year’s Kennedy Center Honors ceremony was almost overshadowed by controversy surrounding the sitting president. This year’s event took place in the shadow of the death of a former commander-in-chief. Sunday night’s ceremony honoring lifetime artistic achievement featured multiple tributes to former President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday night at age 94. The night kicked off with an extended standing ovation in Bush’s memory at the request of hostess Gloria Estefan....
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Norman Lear, Paul Simon, Barack Obama, Iran, Ap, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Argentina, Kelly Clarkson, Cher, Kennedy Center, Clarkson, Whoopi Goldberg


A Star LA Hair Stylist’s Year-Round Family Lake Cabin

Listen in when LA hair stylist Leanne Citrone trims Lauren Soloff’s platinum tresses, and you’ll hear upholstery choices and paint colors being parsed. The two became great friends when Leanne, co-owner of West Hollywood’s Andy LeCompte Salon (“LA’s most celeb-heavy beauty spot” according to Vogue) and Lauren, who runs her own interior design studio, worked together on Leanne’s Hancock Park house. They’ve since tackled the Citrone family cabin in Lake Arrowhead and invited us in for a look. A lo...
Tags: Books, England, California, La, Ikea, Michigan, Aga, Michael, Benjamin Moore, House Tour, Philip Glass, West Hollywood, Carmel, Heath, Lake Arrowhead, Lauren


Long Beach Opera gets screen time with ‘Three Tales’ to launch its 40th season

Minimalism was a predominantly American movement in contemporary classical music — a revolution, really — that began in the late 1960s. Its principal proponents — Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Terry Riley and John Adams — however, never liked the name. It was music that rejected traditional Western forms. Instead, it looked for inspiration in the pure tonalities of Javanese gamelan music, the intricate rhythmic patterning of African drumming, the use of mantra-like repetition, and the time-expandin...
Tags: America, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Atlantic, Soccer, New Jersey, Steve Reich, John Adams, Pacific, Philip Glass, Concerts, Mac Demarco, Reich, Cutie, KROQ


Stunts under precarious circumstances – Glass’s ‘Satyagraha’, imported from Sweden

Philip Glass used to say he never composed opera per se, but ended up rubbing shoulders with Verdi and Wagner because opera houses had the needed theatrical apparatus. After 37 years of making the opera-house rounds, Satyagraha, is no easier to define.
Tags: Art, Sweden, Verdi, Philip Glass, Ajblogs, Wagner, 11.06.18


Koyaanisqatsi Made with Animated GIFs

Koyaanisqatsi is a 1982 experimental film by Godfrey Reggio with a soundtrack from Philip Glass. The movie has no dialogue or narrative and mainly features slow motion and time lapse footage of nature, technology, and cities. Rico Monkeon has built a tool called Gifaanisqatsi that constructs the trailer for Koyaanisqatsi using a random assortment of slow motion and time lapse animated GIFs from Giphy. The trailer you get is different each time. You can compare it to the actual trailer. I wonde...
Tags: Philip Glass, Jason Kottke, Godfrey Reggio, Koyaanisqatsi, Godfrey Reggio Koyaanisqatsi, Rico Monkeon, Gifaanisqatsi


Critic’s Notebook: Two Ways of Looking at Philip Glass’s ‘Satyagraha’

The opera, a meditation on the life of Gandhi, has gotten simultaneous productions at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Los Angeles Opera.
Tags: News, Glass, Opera, Philip Glass, Philip, McDermott, Gandhi, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Julian, Crouch, Los Angeles Opera, Phelim, Next Wave Festival, Folkoperan, Tilde, Cirkus Cirkor


LA Opera inspires with ‘Satyagraha’ at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

In 1976 Hans de Roo, the director of Netherlands Opera, suggested to Philip Glass that he follow up the revolutionary (though not particularly monetary) success of his 5-hour-long abstract music drama, “Einstein on the Beach,” with “a real opera.” Glass, who had been forced to return to his previous profession, driving a cab in New York City, was more than happy to accept the commission, but skeptical about what Roo considered “a real opera.” The result was “Satyagraha.” For its subject Glass ch...
Tags: New York City, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, South Africa, Steve Reich, Martin Luther King, Einstein, Philip Glass, Rotterdam, Robert Wilson, Eno, McDermott, Gandhi, Bhagavad Gita, Shaquille O Neal


31 Essential Horror Soundtrack Songs

It makes sense that we’re experiencing a horror renaissance. The genre took off during the Great Depression and has been there for us in difficult times to accentuate and provide some semblance of shelter from our biggest fears. Since the dawn of the medium, music has proven just as important to film as visuals are; … More »
Tags: Music, Broadcast, Coil, David Lynch, Philip Glass, Ennio Morricone, Stelvio Cipriani, Bernard Herrmann, Fabio Frizzi, John Carpenter, Johann Johannsson, Colin Stetson, Rick Wakeman, Cliff Martinez, Popol Vuh, John Harrison


Year of Wonder - Classical Music for Every Day ~ Clemency Burton-Hill

’So, know this: what lies ahead is not some white girl with a posh name telling you that you ‘should’ listen to classical music every day in order to somehow become a better, smarter or more classy person. I have no interest in making you feel ashamed because you have never heard of some of these composers or their music...’ This is a promising start from musician and Radio Three presenter Clemency Burton-Hill in the introduction to her book Year of Wonder, recommended by one of you in comment...
Tags: Spotify, Books, 2018, Beethoven, Rodrigo, Philip Glass, Primary School, Wolf, Peter, Schubert, Dovegreyreader, Kathleen Ferrier, Burton Hill, Clemency Burton Hill, Perry Como, Light Service


Year of Wonder - Classical Music for Every Day ~ Clemency Burton-Hill

’So, know this: what lies ahead is not some white girl with a posh name telling you that you ‘should’ listen to classical music every day in order to somehow become a better, smarter or more classy person. I have no interest in making you feel ashamed because you have never heard of some of these composers or their music...’ This is a promising start from musician and Radio Three presenter Clemency Burton-Hill in the introduction to her book Year of Wonder, recommended by one of you in comm...
Tags: Spotify, Books, 2018, Beethoven, Rodrigo, Philip Glass, Primary School, Wolf, Peter, Schubert, Dovegreyreader, Kathleen Ferrier, Burton Hill, Clemency Burton Hill, Perry Como, Light Service


Eye Need to Do’s October 2018: Yves Saint Laurent, Caravaggio in Rome, Jerome Robbins, and Miro

Yves Saint Laurent: Dreams of the Orient   In 2017 the Yves Saint Laurent Museum opened to much acclaim. The former showroom and atelier of the greatest couturier and fashion designer of the 20th century has been transformed into a museum which rotates the extensive 50 year plus archives of clothes, shoes, and accessories. The latest show, Dreams of the Orient, focuses on Saint Laurent’s passion for Eastern culture including India, China, and Japan. Approximately 50 designs are shown alon...
Tags: Travel, Japan, New York City, Rome, Paris, Italy, ANN, Philip Glass, Joan Miró, India China, Caravaggio, Miró, Laurent, Cavaliere, Garnier, ROBBIN


Handel and Philip Glass, but Make It Fashion

The countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo has planned an all-star art-clothes-dance-video spectacle to accompany the release of his new album, “ARC.”
Tags: Music, News, Glass, Philip Glass, Philip, Handel, Opera Philadelphia, Costanzo, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Anthony Roth, George Frederick


‘Candyman: Day of the Dead’ Fails to Understand Candyman

(Welcome to DTV Descent, a series that explores the weird and wild world of direct-to-video sequels to theatrically released movies. In this edition, we see what all the buzz is about with this Candyman guy who just might be on the cusp of a high-profile remake.) One of the big movie news items this week – more of a rumor actually – was the report that Oscar winner Jordan Peele may be remaking Candyman. It’s unclear if he’s just producing or if he’ll write and/or direct the film too, and it’s e...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Features, Chicago, Sequels, New Orleans, Bill Condon, Clive Barker, Day Of The Dead, Philip Glass, Helen, Rose, Todd, Daniel, Caroline, Barker


preview – willamette valley chamber music festival – final weekend

This weekend the festival moves from the warm embrace of the J. Christopher Wines barrel room to two new locales. On Saturday, it’s Sokol Blosser, and on Sunday, Elk Cove Vineyards. The program is a nice mix – some newer music, music by a female composer, and a big, old favorite by a dead white … Continue reading "preview – willamette valley chamber music festival – final weekend"
Tags: Religion, Philip Glass, Schubert, Chamber Music, String Quartet, Summer Festivals, Concert Preview, Rebecca Clarke, Sokol Blosser, Willamette Valley Chamber Music Festival, Elk Cove Winery, Sokol Blosser Winery


Julian Gough's Playlist for His Novel "Connect"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Julian Gough's novel Connect is propulsive and ambitious, one of the most thought-provoking books of the year. Booklist wrote of the book: "Connect imagines a world of systems wit...
Tags: Amazon, Music, Berlin, America, Fbi, Stephen Malkmus, Body, David, Ireland, Cameroon, David Bowie, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kate Bush, Times, Brian Eno, Wilhelm Reich


summer catch-up

I can’t believe that it’s been nearly two months since my last post! Lots of stuff has been happening, musically. In early July I was at the Oregon Bach Festival in Eugene, Oregon. I played three orchestral concerts there, and two chamber music concerts. The orchestral concerts were a mixed bag of repertoire. The first … Continue reading "summer catch-up"
Tags: Music, Religion, Philip Glass, New Music, The Orchestra World, String Quartet, Summer Festivals, Oregon Bach Festival, Oregon Coast Music Festival, Pyxis Quartet


Lion trophy ban lifted by US

Importing trophy parts from lions and other endangered animals has been banned in the US in recent years, due to animal rights concerns and in an effort to prevent the extinction of vulnerable wildlife. On Thursday, however, the Huffington Post reported that the US government has issued over three dozen permits allowing trophy parts from African lions to be imported to the United States. The importation of lion trophies had been previously illegal due to the animal’s endangered species design...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Obama, Animals, US, United States, Zimbabwe, Animal Rights, Huffington Post, Animal Abuse, Iucn, Philip Glass, All, Trump, Animal Protection, Friends of Animals


Cher, Reba McEntire and ‘Hamilton’ Creators to Receive Kennedy Center Honors

WASHINGTON — Cher, country singer Reba McEntire, composer and pianist Philip Glass, jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter, and “Hamilton’s” creators will be celebrated at this year’s Kennedy Center Honors. The ceremony will take place on Dec. 2 and be broadcast Dec. 26 on CBS. Last year, President Donald Trump broke with tradition and didn’t attend the event. […]
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Cbs, Cher, Donald Trump, Kennedy Center Honors, Hamilton, Philip Glass, Wayne Shorter, Reba McEntire, Cher Reba McEntire, Receive Kennedy Center Honors


A First: Special Kennedy Center Honor Will Go To “Hamilton”

It’s the first time the annual awards have honored a work of art rather than an artist. “Hamilton” and its creative team — composer-lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda, director Thomas Kail, music director Alex Lacamoire, and choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler — will receive a special honor Dec. 2 in a ceremony that also salutes the lifetime achievements of composer Philip Glass, singer-actresses Cher and Reba McEntire, and jazz musician Wayne Shorter.
Tags: Art, Theatre, Cher, Hamilton, Philip Glass, Andy Blankenbuehler, Lin Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Reba McEntire, Alex Lacamoire, 07.25.18