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Philip Glass - Impressions and Expressions of Ijon
July 9th, 2001
06:02 pm


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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 Mood: calm
Current Music: Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah

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Date:July 10th, 2001 05:21 am (UTC)

apparent contradiction

current mood: calm

current music: Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah

What I don't understand is how these two go together.
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Date:July 10th, 2001 05:51 am (UTC)

Re: apparent contradiction

Why is there a contradiction? My mood was calm, and I was listening to Leonard Cohen, some of whose songs move me very much.
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Date:July 10th, 2001 08:30 am (UTC)

Re: apparent contradiction

I was referring to Leonard Cohen's moving strength--usually characterized by a move from the calm.
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