Iconic Works for the Philip Glass Ensemble
The premiere performers of the music by Philip Glass, for the past fifty years, the Philip Glass Ensemble has toured worldwide performing instrumental works, works for ensemble and film, and chamber operas. Over time, their signature sound of amplified chamber music has become increasingly popular with an entirely new generation of music fans around the globe. In honor of their fiftieth anniversary season, the PGE will tour retrospective programs and evening-length works featuring classics written and performed exclusively by the PGE including the epic Music in 12 Parts and a new arrangement of Music with Changing Parts reconceived for the Philip Glass Ensemble, choir and brass.
It was a very small room…it was really bloody loud, It was a dense, strong sound, and that really impressed me, the physicality of that sound. There was not an attempt to draw your attention by standard musical devices. It was just, here is the sound. Live in it. I thought, Oh God, this is it! This is the future of rock music.