Philip Glass did not always make a living as a composer. In this episode of Soundcheck from 2002, the composer discusses some of the odd jobs he has held throughout his career. He also delves into the development of the new music scene in New York, and how he defined success for himself along the way.
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 6 pm feature include:
September 4: New, Old and Unexpected with Tim Page(1978)
September 5: Survival Kit with Leonard Lopate (2003) and Around New York with John Schaefer (1995)
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)
Audio courtesy of the New York Public Radio Archives.