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Trodheim, Norway (LISA MOORE PLAYS PHILIP GLASS IN NIDAROS CATHEDRAL)
August 1, 2019
LISA MOORE PLAYS PHILIP GLASS IN NIDAROS CATHEDRAL
Pianist Lisa Moore interprets Philip Glass’s Metamorphosis , a work inspired by Franz Kafka’s short story The Transformation, in Nidaros Cathedral.
The American composer Philip Glass has become a superstar in American music through his captivating music and his many collaborations. In addition to 25 operas, 12 symphonies and a host of other works, he has collaborated with personalities such as Doris Lessing, David Bowie, Allen Ginsberg and Woody Allen.
In 1988, Philip Glass wrote his work Metamorphosis inspired by Frans Kafka’s most famous work, the short story The Transformation from 1915. The play has five movements, where some were written for a theater production by the Kafka short story, while the others were written for the documentary film The Thin Blue Line by Errol Morris. This film helped to get an innocent convicted killer released.
Parts of the music are later used in films such as Battlestar Galactica and The Hours , as well as in the series Person of Interest . The motif in Metamorphosis two is used by the band Pearl Jam as opening music for all the band’s concerts.
New York-based Australian pianist Lisa Moore (pictured) has been called “the queen of avant garde piano”. She has collaborated with over 200 contemporary composers and played solo and chamber concerts on the biggest scenes across the globe. She has received awards for a number of her thirty recordings.
In Nidaros Cathedral, August 1, she presents Philip Glass’s music from her recording Mad Rush , including all of Metamorphosis .