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New York, NY (Koyaanisqatsi)
Wednesday, November 29, 2023 7:00 PM
Tickets and info here
By 1983, the groundbreaking minimalist composer Philip Glass had already established himself as one of America’s most prolific and respected music makers. It would take the release of Godfrey Reggio’s hit arthouse movie and Criterion Collection classic Koyaanisqatsi, an extended meditation on human technology and its deterioration of the natural environment, for Glass’ work to fully reach the mainstream. Glass’ soundtrack, alongside outtakes used in his pivotal album Glassworks, popularized his work among a younger listening audience, cementing his pop notoriety for decades to come.
Experience the captivating score yourself, live and in person, as The Philip Glass Ensemble, Glass’ devoted chamber group conducted by long time music director Michael Riesman, delivers a performance synched to accompany a full screening of Koyaanisqatsi. Whether it’s your first viewing of the film or a return to an old favorite, it’s a combination concert and moviegoing evening you’ll never forget!
The Philip Glass Ensemble provides a live scored performance to the thrillingly enigmatic soundtrack for the arthouse classic film Koyaanisqatsi.