For the film by Godfrey Reggio
Michael Riesman, conductor
2. The Title 0:23
3. Anthem-Part 1 6:22
4. That Place 4:41
5. Anthem-Part 2 3:48
6. Mosque and Temple 4:42
7. Anthem-Part 3 8:11
8. Train to Sao Paulo 3:04
9. Video Dream 2:14
10. New Cities in Ancient Lands, China 2:47
11. New Cities in Ancient Lands, Africa 2:56
12. New Cities in Ancient Lands, India 4:42
13. The Unutterable 7:02
14. CAUGHT! 7:20
15. Mr. Suso #1 1:08
16. From Egypt 3:23
17. Mr. Suso #2 with Reflection 1:18
18. Powaqqatsi 4:35
Philip Glass is simply amazing. He has created a musical language that is at once complex, possessed of pure simplicity. In being willing to journey into the vivid unknown, his composition reveals a sensitivity that is capable of touching those that can hear. His acoustic universe allows the listener the opportunity to deeply feel the vibration of sound performed; in cinema, remarkably, the audience can see the music. His music can speak directly with the soul in an utterance of repetition that is always changing. His ever-ascending circular sphere of sound is transporting, portending a direct, mainline transmission of extraordinary emotive power. Needless-to-say, I am a Glass junkie, addicted to this metamorphic high.”
— Godfrey Reggio
Soundtrack Produced by Kurt Munkacsi for Euphorbia Productions, Ltd.
Conducted by Michael Riesman.
Kora, Balafon, Dousongoni, Nyanyer, Kari Nyan: Foday Musa Suso. Vocal solo: Shaikh Fathy Mady.
Bass voice: Al DeRuiter.
Percussion ensemble: Joe Passaro, Sue Evans, Roger Squitero, Valerie Naranjo.
Hispanic Young People’s Chorus/Coro Juvenil Hispano.
Executive Director: Hector Carrasquillo.
Musical Director: Angélica Rosa Sepúlveda.
Lyrics for children’s choir: Bernardo Palumbo.
Violin: Sergiu Schwartz, Sanford Allen, Elliott Rosoff, Karen Karlsrud, Richard Sortomme, Linda Quan, Carol Pool.
Viola: Jill Jaffe, Karl Bargen, Lois Martin, Jack Rosenberg.
Cello: Seymour Barab.
Double Bass: Barbara Wilson.
Flute/Piccolo: Michael Parloff, Jack Kripl, Diva Goodfriend-Koven.
Quena ensemble: Jorge Joven, Miguel Grande, Jefe Ronda.
Clarinet: John Moses, Steve Hartman, Laura Flax.
Saxophones: Jack Kripl, Jon Gibson, Steve Elson. Bassoon: Lauren Goldstein, Ethan Bauch, Mike Finn. Didjerido: Jon Gibson. Trumpet: Wilmer Wise, Lorraine Cohen, Bill Rhodin, Neil Balm. French Horn: Sharon Moe, Joe Anderer, Ann Yarbrough, Tony Miranda, Alan Spanger. Trombone: James Pugh, Keith Oquinn, Alan Raph. Tuba: Alan Raph. Keyboards: Michael Riesman, Jeffrey Rona, Martin Goldray, Paul Rice, Lee Curreri. Tanpura: Frank Menusan.
Contracting and administration: Dan Dryden. Technical adviser and consultant for African music: Foday Musa Suso. Technical adviser and consultant for South American music: Bernardo Palumbo. Coordination for children’s chorus: Taller Latinoamericano.
Music recorded and mixed at The Living Room, New York City. Sound effects rerecorded at Sprocket Systems, San Rafael, CA. Digital editing — New York Digital. Digital tape machines supplied by Sid Zimet at Audioforce, NYC. Mastering — Bill Kipper, Masterdisk, NYC. Megamix supplied by Musically Intelligent Devices.
Design: Pentagram. Recording Engineer/Associate Music Producer: Don Christensen. Assistant Engineer: Miles Green. Ambient sound effects and additional recording: Bob Bielecki and Connie Kieltyka. Synthesizer programming & sound design: Jeffrey Rona. Sound effects design: Gary Summers. Production Supervisor for Euphorbia Productions: Rory Johnston.
Music published by Dunvagen Music Publishers, Inc. (ASCAP). © 1988 Nonesuch Records.