1000 Airplanes on the Roof
A Science Fiction Music Drama
Music by Philip Glass
Story by David Henry Hwang
The Philip Glass Ensemble & Linda Ronstadt
Martin Goldray, Music Direction
Dunvagen Music Publishers © 1989


Virgin 91065-2


1. 1000 Airplanes on the Roof (6:07)
2. City Walk (2:11)
3. Girlfriend (5:48)
4. My Building Disappeared (1:46)
5. Screens of Memory (3:33)
6. What Time is Grey (2:17)
7. Labyrinth (6:08)
8. Return to the Hive (4:51)
9. Three Truths (3:52)
10. The Encounter (8:42)
11. Grey Cloud Over New York (1:51)
12. Where Have You Been asked The Doctor (3:55)
13. A Normal Man Running (3:06)


Commissioned by The Donau Festival Niederösterreich, The American Music Theater Festival, Philadelphia and by Berlin, Cultural City of Europe 1988.

World Premiere on July 15, 1988 at the Vienna International Airport in Hangar #3.


Music Composed by Philip Glass. Story by David Henry Hwang. Set Design / Projections by Jerome Sirlin.

Music Direction: Martin Goldray. Keyboards: Martin Goldray. Saxophone, Flute, Wind Synthesizer: Jack Kripl. Saxophone, Flute, Wind Synthesizer: Jon Gibson. Saxophones: Richard Peck. Vocals: Linda Ronstadt. Winds, brass and vocals conducted by Michael Riesman.

Produced for the Stage by Robert LoBianco and Jedediah Wheeler. Music Produced by Kurt Munkacsi for Euphorbia Productions, Ltd. Executive Producer: Rory Johnston.

Music recorded and mixed at The Living Room, NYC. Additional music recorded at Russian Hill Recording, San Francisco. Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk. Engineer / Synthesizer Sound Design / Sound Effects: Miles Green. Assistant engineer: Blaise Dupuy. Additional engineering: Jack Leahy. Front Cover Design: Jennifer Clark.



1000 Airplanes on the Roof
1000 Airplanes on the Roof by Philip Glass, David Henry Hwang and Jerome Sirlin