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Philip Glass to Write Memoir & Up to the Moment updates from D+N Festival

The composer Philip Glass, 74, a pioneer of the Minimalist style of composing, has signed a contract to write a memoir, according to the publisher W.W. Norton & Company. The book will be published by the Norton division Liveright & Company. The publishing date was not disclosed. The publisher said Mr. Glass would explore his youth and musical influences, including working in his father’s record store in Baltimore and collaborations with Ravi Shankar and Allen Ginsberg.

Philip Glass Arrives in California
And we are getting live updates on Facebook and photos from the Days & Nights Festival which opens in two days!  Here's teaser trailer for the PGE performance of Dracula at the Henry Miller Library.

6 thoughts on “Philip Glass to Write Memoir & Up to the Moment updates from D+N Festival”

  1. It’s been a while since ‘Opera on the Beach’, and since then I’ve only read Robert Maycock’s biography, ‘Glass: a Portrait’, (although there have also been two excellent documentaries about him; ‘Looking Glass’ and ‘Glass: a Portrait of Philip in 12 Parts’). In ‘Opera on the Beach’, Glass went into some detail on the development of his musical ideas for the trilogy of “portrait operas”; I hope he doesn’t neglect discussing how his musical ideas have developed since then as well.

  2. Hopefully there will be a limited, signed & numbered edition. I have a copy of PG’s previous book, Music, that came in a slip case with a copy of a music score.

  3. I actually quite liked Music by Philip Glass by Philip Glass. I was in a state of huge fan fever when I got in in the mail. An old paperback copy which I still have. I was working for a house builder at the time, around Middleborough Mass. and my job was to clean up job sites and take the stuff to the dump. If there was a line at the dump, or Id take my time back and read bits at a time…it was all the time I had as a working student. I think hes quite a good writer.

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