"And he didn’t even apply for grants because he didn’t like that they imposed terms." DAN WANG
"This rich artistic personality is what informs his memoir Words Without Music." SPECTRUM CULTURE
"The next rollicking 300 pages detail, in masterful prose, the rise of Glass as a musician/composer/entrepreneur and simultaneously the avant-garde art scene that exploded in New York City in the ’50s and ’60s, where Glass was the red-hot epicenter of the music world." LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS
"In his memoir, Glass is charming, illuminating, funny, intelligent, and unpretentious." Irish Examiner
"One of the most revealing aspects of Philip Glass’s recently published memoir, Words without Music, is the amount of space he devotes to his film music, and which films he chooses to mention and which he chooses to omit." SINFINI MUSIC
"Insight and practical common sense pervade his new book, and reading it reminded me of hearing him speak: He’s ever thoughtful and loquacious, but he doesn’t answer any questions he doesn’t want to." Kyle Gann - The New York Times
Like his music, the earlier parts of the book were more interesting. Recommended, nonetheless.
Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld - And Still They Move. Never Were the Way She Was
The Modern Jazz Quartet - Bags' Groove. The Modern Jazz Quartet (Bonus Track Version)
Judd Greenstein / Now Ensemble - City Boy. Dreamfall
Gloria Coates / Susan Allen - Perchance to Dream. Postcard from Heaven. Not quite typical harp music.
Steve Flato - I'll Never Be Able to Afford a Modular Synth.Poverty Electronics. The artist"is concerned with impurity, taking processes and concepts and freely interchanging them without the process necessarily dictating form."
William Tyler - The Sleeping Prophet. Deseret Canyon
Ornette Coleman - Ramblin'. Change of the Century.
Steve Gunn - Water Wheel. 2015-01-11 Rough Trade, Brooklyn, NY
Charles Ives / Stephen Drury - The Celestial Railroad. Faith, The Loss of Faith, And The Return of Faith. The album is a mis-mash of Ives, Liszt, Beethoven and Stockhausen.
Rolling Stones - Stray Cat Blues. Live at University of Leeds / 1971. Earlier this year, I read a Brian Jones biography and was repulsed by how he was treated by Jagger, Richards and others. But I'm past it and back to listening.
Modern Jazz Quartet - Gershwin Medley: Soon / For You, For Me, Forever More / Love Walked In / Our Love Is Here to Stay
Sometimes I Feel So Deserted. The Chemical Brothers
Cat People (Putting Out Fire). David Bowie
Palestine: I may have mistyped that name above but apparently this is a new recording, on the idiosyncratics label although Google only returns six results when searching. In any case, this is a noisy, creative 51 minute stream, if not river, of music and beyond.
Román: A native of Puerto Rico, the composer writes lyrically and rhythmically. Innova calls it "post-minimalism with the traditions of Puerto Rican music."
The Chemical Brothers: Song from an upcoming album.
Bowie: Something reminded me yesterday to listen to some music by Giorgio Moroder which led me to this stale hit from David Bowie.