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paul mitchell - on 07 Feb 2019

Nothing happens in Glass music.It merely starts,continues and ends.A few minor crescendoes,then it fizzles out ,if indeed it ever caught fire.

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Dr.S at work - on 07 Feb 2019
In reply to paul mitchell:

I thought metamorphosis was good, quite loud crescendo's.

plus excellently used in Battlestar Galactica

Blue Straggler - on 07 Feb 2019
In reply to paul mitchell:

There was a composer named Glass
Philip Glass Philip Glass Philip Glass 

Philip Glass Philip Glass 
Philip Glass Philip Glass 

Philip Glass Philip Glass Philip Glass 

Blue Straggler - on 07 Feb 2019
In reply to paul mitchell:

And then there is this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZz7KZ5DucE

hang_about - on 07 Feb 2019
In reply to Blue Straggler:

I was convinced I was going to be rick-rolled

Blue Straggler - on 07 Feb 2019
In reply to hang_about:

Rick Glass-tley

Pedro50 on 07 Feb 2019
In reply to paul mitchell:

> Nothing happens in Glass music.It merely starts,continues and ends.A few minor crescendoes,then it fizzles out ,if indeed it ever caught fire.

> Reply

Much like your post ^

Hat Dude on 07 Feb 2019
In reply to Blue Straggler:

> And then there is this

or this

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dremle/3047317890

EarlyBird - on 07 Feb 2019
In reply to paul mitchell:

I suppose it's safer than glass on electric fire.

toad - on 07 Feb 2019
In reply to paul mitchell:

To paraphrase my niece

Put your glass on my piano again and I'll break your fingers

planetmarshall on 07 Feb 2019
In reply to Blue Straggler:

Knock Knock.
Who's There?
Phillip Glass.

Knock Knock.
Who's There?
Phillip Glass.

Knock Knock.
Who's There?
Phillip Glass.

Knock Knock...

planetmarshall on 07 Feb 2019
In reply to Dr.S at work:

> I thought metamorphosis was good, quite loud crescendo's.

> plus excellently used in Battlestar Galactica

It wasn't really Metamorphosis, more of an 'homage', with bits and pieces of several of Glass's piano works. Mostly a combination of Metamorphosis 1 and 3 as I recall.

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McHeath - on 07 Feb 2019

Don't forget "Koyaanisquatsi" - no dialogue, just Philip Glass' music, continuously. I found it mindblowing on the big screen.

planetmarshall on 07 Feb 2019
In reply to McHeath:

> Don't forget "Koyaanisquatsi" - no dialogue, just Philip Glass' music, continuously. I found it mindblowing on the big screen.

Glass did a live performance of Koyaanisqatsi, complete with choir, at the Edinburgh International Festival a few years ago. That was mindblowing

paul mitchell - on 07 Feb 2019
In reply to Pedro50:

Nice one Pedro.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hebUyOR6B2c. Glass etudes.

Marmite music.

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Deadeye - on 07 Feb 2019
In reply to paul mitchell:

> Nothing happens in paul's posts. They merely start, continue and end. A few minor crescendoes,then it fizzles out ,if indeed it ever caught fire.

FTFY

> Reply

As you wish

Deadeye - on 07 Feb 2019
In reply to planetmarshall:

> Glass did a live performance of Koyaanisqatsi, complete with choir, at the Edinburgh International Festival a few years ago. That was mindblowing


Binge watch the trilogy

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paul mitchell - on 07 Feb 2019
In reply to Deadeye:

Good to see the fish bite every time the bait is offered.

hokkyokusei - on 07 Feb 2019
In reply to paul mitchell:

"Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away." 

            - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

HansStuttgart - on 07 Feb 2019
In reply to paul mitchell:

Try the harp version then!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRdBQDdEjiU

paul mitchell - on 08 Feb 2019
In reply to paul mitchell:

Contrast and compare.best bit from 2 minute mark.

    Modern yet still lyrical.

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyW5tfGPvmw

Carl Nielssen, Humoresque Bagatelles,opus 11

or,a little deeper emotionally...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1DRDcGlSsE    EINAUDI.

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paul mitchell - on 08 Feb 2019
In reply to paul mitchell:

Bela Bartok.A level or two up from Glass.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2E058Ep99Y

paul mitchell - on 08 Feb 2019
In reply to paul mitchell:

or Mr Prokofiev,toccata.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYFpfFsbshk

paul mitchell - on 08 Feb 2019
In reply to paul mitchell:

another version,sharper and with visuals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUDeV-spup8

planetmarshall on 08 Feb 2019
In reply to paul mitchell:

...but none of those are anything like Glass! They're not even minamalism. Comparing Bartok and Prokofiev to Glass is like comparing Bach to Tchaikovsky.

Blue Straggler - on 08 Feb 2019
In reply to planetmarshall:

> ...but none of those are anything like Glass! They're not even minamalism. 

There was a composer named Reich
Steven Reich Steven Reich Steven Reich 
Steven Reich Steven Reich 
Steven Reich Steven Reich 
Steven Reich Steven Reich Steven Reich 


and yes I know it's Steve, it was the best I could do for three syllables, it's better than "T Riley"  

paul mitchell - on 08 Feb 2019
In reply to planetmarshall:

Exactly.Though there are certain parallels in the  composition.If I hear them and you don't,well,so be it.Point is,I prefer those composers. I think they do better than Glass at  what I THINK Glass is trying to do.They integrate  bass and treble and rhythm far more effectively and musically than Glass.Some people worship Glass.I don't.Where does minimalism begin and end? Music is just music, whether you call it minimalist or whatever. Those composers are SO  far ahead of Glass,as musicians.

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malk - on 08 Feb 2019
In reply to paul mitchell:

1234..123456..12345678...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZf34B8SImo

DenzelLN - on 08 Feb 2019
In reply to paul mitchell:

Err...thanks? I think

planetmarshall on 08 Feb 2019
In reply to paul mitchell:

> ...They integrate  bass and treble and rhythm far more effectively and musically than Glass.

"Integrate bass and treble and rhythm" is possibly the most useless sentence I've ever come across in the context of music criticism. It's like saying you prefer Picasso to Rembrandt because of the way the former uses a brush.

DaveHK - on 08 Feb 2019
In reply to paul mitchell:

These posts are becoming a pane in the glass.

pneame - on 08 Feb 2019
In reply to paul mitchell:

That Einaudi price is rather lovely - never heard of him before. 

From a reviewer quoted on wikipedia "stepping up to the line of pure schlock but not crossing over" - a rather good summary 

[written while listening to Lavina Meijer playing Philip Glass (harp)]


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