Dublin, Ireland (Music in 12 Parts)
Philip Glass and his Ensemble take up a special residency at NCH in October 2019. Glass will perform his iconic works Music in 12 Parts and KOYAANISQATSI as well as curate with NCH one-off events as part of this unique weekend in Dublin.
Philip Glass’s unique music has made him a cultural icon, reaching across generations. His visionary works are known for their hypnotic and dramatic structures and shape-shifting motifs. They are landmarks of modern music. 2019 also marks the 50th anniversary of the Philip Glass Ensemble.
Further events as part of the residency will be announced at a later date.
Philip Glass with Philip Glass Ensemble
Music in 12 Parts
Philip Glass and his ensemble will perform Music in Twelve Parts one of Glass’s landmark pieces composed by Glass for the Philip Glass Ensemble between 1971–74. It is one of the most original and revolutionary works of Glass’s oeuvre. Both a massive theoretical exercise and a deeply engrossing work of art, the score is the culmination of Glass’ explorations and theories on repetition. It is widely considered to be a masterpiece of minimalism and a seminal work of 20th century music.
Music in Twelve Parts runs a total of five hours with two short intermissions and an hour-long dinner break.