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Baltimore, Maryland, United States (1937 – present)

Philip Glass (born January 31, 1937 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States) is an American composer.
His music is frequently described as , though he prefers to describe himself as a composer of “music with repetitive structures”. Although his early, mature music is minimalist, he has evolved stylistically. Currently, he describes himself as a “classicist”, pointing out that he is trained in harmony and counterpoint and studied Franz Schubert, Johann Sebastian Bach and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with Nadia Boulanger. He is considered to be one of the most influential composers of the 20th century, and is described by his biographer, Tim Page, as “the first composer to win a wide, multi-generational audience in the opera house, the concert hall, the dance world, in film and in popular music — simultaneously.”

Glass is a prolific composer: He has written works for his own musical group which he founded, the Philip Glass Ensemble (for which he still performs on keyboards), as well as operas, musical theater works, nine symphonies, eight concertos, solo works, string quartets, and film scores. His film scores include the “Qatsi” trilogy by director Godfrey Reggio (“Koyaanisqatsi”, “Powaqqatsi” and “Naqoyqatsi”), Paul Schrader’s Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters, Martin Scorsese’s “Kundun”, Peter Weir’s “The Truman Show” and Stephen Daldry’s “The Hours,” in addition to a number of operas (“Einstein on the Beach” and “Satyagraha”) and the quintessention of the minimalist tradition with “Music in Twelve Parts.” Three of his film scores have been nominated for Academy Awards.

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  • act_vi

    لعنت بهت آخه به چیا فک میکنی تو که اینجوری مینویسی لعنتی...

    7 Apr 12:02am Reply
  • JOJOKYRA

    My life this days seem so pointless, I feel lost and depress and I want to live just to hear it again - Akhnaten.

    11 Mar 10:25pm Reply
  • Sunzy

    Ah, Koyaanisqatsi!

    26 Feb 11:41pm Reply
  • Sr_Jones

    22 Feb 9:44pm Reply
  • fireicicle

    Thank you, Philip.

    20 Feb 12:11am Reply
  • bonalessai

    تولدت مبارک دوباره دوباره مو به تن ما سیخ کن

    4 Feb 9:08pm Reply
  • act_vi

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY PHILIP GLASS

    1 Feb 10:53pm Reply
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    31 Jan 2:27pm Reply
  • Rockarnold

    I love it solo.

    21 Jan 1:10am Reply
  • mvjstrikes

    concert of the sixth sun is beautiful

    1 Jan 8:24pm Reply
  • TylerSymes

    Where do I start?

    31 Dec 2013 Reply
  • adguepe

    Soft-landing into the rest of the universe

    28 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Joe_Blacky

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDo1jk4_y6E something of mine.give it a try

    11 Dec 2013 Reply
  • superquintendo

    i have this recurring dream where philip glass floats in through the window when i'm in bed and hands me a bag of white powder

    7 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Tetrahedrus

    Probably my favorite composer of all time.

    30 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Lizethblue

    Bogotá ♥

    30 Nov 2013 Reply
  • hoppfrosch0

    <3

    19 Nov 2013 Reply
  • melodymann

    love this man

    13 Sep 2013 Reply
  • JimtheRipper

    Listening to him since a few years. Really important music.

    8 Sep 2013 Reply
  • gudmundrodrigo

    Bigger than Jesus.

    7 Sep 2013 Reply
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