Cover of Philip Glass: Einstein on the Beach
Interesting notes from John Rockwell's NY Times piece about Einstein on the Beach:
- "There is talk of extending performances, maybe even into 2014, with cities like Melbourne, Australia; Los Angeles; Buenos Aires; and São Paulo, Brazil, under discussion, and perhaps Bahrain, Berlin and Paris."
- 'For those of us steeped in Lower Manhattan performing arts of the ’70s, “Einstein” represented in part a grand (and it turned out, more or less final) flowering of the warmly human collegiality of that time and place.'
- 'Although the instrumentation of the Glass Ensemble remains the same, the keyboards have grown in sophistication, replacing the endearing but reedy sounds of the original Farfisa electric organs. “We’ve sampled a Farfisa organ,” Mr. Glass said. “They exist as a sample.”'
- "And there are plans to film the entire piece, with Mr. Wilson’s directorial involvement, in both 2-D and 3-D."
- 'But this is likely to be the final revival of “Einstein on the Beach” directly overseen by these two men. It is hard to see how it could be revived again without Mr. Wilson’s fastidious attention to detail.'