Young Glass, New Sounds

Streaming at 8 pm from September 4-9 on Q2 Music

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

As part of Music of Constant Change, Q2 Music spotlights archival episodes of WNYC's New Sounds — a show with arguably the most longstanding and multifaceted relationship with Philip Glass as there is — by streaming interviews between host John Schaefer and many of Glass's most important colleagues, including Ravi Shankar and director Robert Wilson.

On Tuesday, September 4 at 8 pm, this series kicks off with a brand new episode exploring John Schaefer's Top 10 Essential Philip Glass Recordings. Subsequent episodes, airing throughout the festival at 8 pm, stretch from 1985 and 2007 and include conversations with the composer himself and key collaborators, Robert Wilson, filmmaker Bill Morrison, and Ravi Shankar, as well as the 2005 People's Commissioning Fund Concert with special guest, Philip Glass performing Music in Similar Motion

Program Details:

Tuesday, September 4: Top 10 Essential Philip Glass Recordings (September 4, 2012)

Wednesday, September 5: Director Robert Wilson on collaborating with Glass. Wilson and David Byrne discuss The Forest. (January 12, 1988)

Thursday, September 6: Ravi Shankar on what a raga is, and is not, and on meeting Philip Glass during recording sessions for the soundtrack to "Chappaqua." (April 12, 1985)

Friday, September 7: Bang on a Can PCF Concert 2005: Philip Glass as special guest performing his "Music in Similar Motion" with the Bang on a Can All-Stars. (January 27, 2007)

Saturday, September 8: Philip Glass on his theatre piece, 1000 Airplanes On The Roof (March 16, 1989)

Sunday, September 9: Filmmaker Bill Morrison and Philip Glass (November 13, 2006)

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