July 9th, 2001

Philip Glass

I've recently listened to Philip Glass's Violin Concerto, and to parts of his Akhnaten opera. His music, usually considered a mainstay of American minimalist composition, is interesting and aesthetic, to my ears. He makes educated use of repeated melodies, always with subtle differences, and pleasing harmonies. Coupled with a good impression I have of his music based on an album he recorded with Ravi Shankar, my opinion of Glass is very good, and I'll look for other albums of his (I know of the two movie sountracks he composed).
  • Current Music
    Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah

Reading

In Reading gaol by Reading town
There is a pit of shame...

Er, no, that's Wilde. What I wanted to say involves reading books: I've updated my currently reading page, after a long hiatus, so you can have a better idea of what the book pile next to my bed looks like. The sister page, my reading log (i.e. a list of books I've read in the past, with bad excuses for reviews near most of them) is badly out of date, so I'm not even linking to it here. I'll try and update it soon as well.

So many books, so little time... :(
  • Current Music
    Leonard Cohen - Master song