High, ‘Low,’ and Plastic Arts: Philip Glass and the Symphony in the Age of Postproduction

Grimshaw, Jeremy
September 2002
Musical Quarterly;Fall2002, Vol. 86 Issue 3, p472
Academic Journal
Looks into the work of modern theater and film composer Philip Glass in the U.S. Discussion of the symphonies made by Glass; Description of his musical compositions; Use of progressive sound production techniques that was essential to the development of Glass's compositional style.


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