1000 Airplanes on the Roof
Music/theater work in one act
Music by Philip Glass.
Text by David Henry Hwang.
Actor (speech only) S; fl (pic, bcl, wind syn). fl (ssx). ssx (asx, tsx)/ 2 syn
Commissioned by the Donau Festival Niederoesterreich, the American Music Theather Festival, Philadelphia, PA and Berlin, Cultural City of Europe 1988
July 5, 1988 at the Vienna International Airport, Hangar No. 3
The character “M” recalls encounters with extra-terrestrial life forms, including their message, “It is better to forget, it is pointless to remember. No one will believe you.” Are the surrealistic details an accurate recollection of a voyage through space, part of a drug-induced nightmare, or the beginning of a mental breakdown?
1000 Airplanes on the Roof is a so called “science fiction music drama” with music by Philip Glass, story by David Henry Hwang and holographic set projections by Jerome Sirlin’s.
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