What would Philip Glass need to survive in complete isolation? Find out on this episode of Survival Kit from 2003. The composer opens up about what recordings he would bring along, including some unexpected selections. Also featured is an episode of Around New York from 1995, in which Glass talks about his early work with Mabou Mines. In addition to playing some of his own pieces, the composer talks about the importance of being an active performer.
Each day at 6 pm during Music of Constant Change: A Philip Glass Festival, Q2 Music will be airing archival interviews from across the iconic composer's many visits to New York Public Radio. For a complete schedule of historic Philip Glass interviews, visit here.
Other episodes for this feature include:
September 4: New, Old and Unexpected with Tim Page (1978)
September 6: Meet the Composer with Tim Page (1985)
September 7: The Leonard Lopate Show (2007, 2008)
September 8: The Leonard Lopate Show (2002) and New Sounds with John Schaefer (1985)
September 9: Soundcheck with John Schaefer (2002)
Audio courtesy of the New York Public Radio Archives.