Iconic Artist Talk: Philip Glass

Iconic Artists
Wed, Sep 12, 2012
  • 7PM
RUN TIME: 2hrs 30min (with post-talk screening)
ALL TICKETS:  $20; $10 for Friends of BAM
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Wednesday September 12, 2012
Performances no longer available.
Moderated by Nico Muhly
"Philip Glass saw the Next Wave embrace all his chimeric forms: theater and film score composer, opera and music-theater composer, and performer."
—Jayme Koszyn, BAM: The Complete Works

As part of BAM's 150 anniversary celebrations, iconic artists examine the evolution of their work at BAM over the years, referencing onscreen projections of original performance footage and images from the BAM Hamm Archives.

From his initial performance with Mabou Mines in 1976 to this season's historic revival of Einstein on the Beach, legendary composer Philip Glass reflects on his extraordinary legacy at BAM in this discussion moderated by composer Nico Muhly. Through his operas, symphonies, scores, and compositions for his own ensemble, Philip Glass has had an extraordinary and unprecedented impact upon the musical and intellectual life of his time. The talk is followed by a screening of the documentary Einstein on the Beach: The Changing Image of Opera.

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