Philip Glass - Music in Twelve Parts

  • Production companies: Transversales Disques
  • Broadcaster / Distributor: Transversales Disques / INA
  • Type of use: Commercial
  • Record label Transversales Disques recently released the 2 LP boxed set Philip Glass – Music in twelve parts – Concert à Paris, 1975 in partnership with INA.

    This new production unveils a never before released live recording of excerpts from Music in Twelve Parts, a set of twelve pieces written between 1971 and 1974. The current performance, which includes parts 1, 2, 3, 11 and 12, was recorded at the Maison de la Radio in Paris on November 26 and December 7, 1975.

    The limited edition boxed set also includes a very rare Philip Glass interview from 1974 in his NYC loft during the rehearsals of this piece, produced for the French radio by Daniel Caux – musicologist and co-founder of Shandar Records.

    The Philip Glass Sextet is composed of Philip Glass (organ), Michael Riesman (organ),  Jon Gibson (organ and flute), Joan La Barbara (organ and vocals), Dickie Landry (alto saxophone), and Richard Peck (alto saxophone).

    "A new sound and a new chord suddenly break in, with an effect as if one wall of a room has suddenly disappeared, to reveal a completely new view." A. Porter

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