Philip Glass’ 80th Birthday


Philip Glass in 1990 – Photograph by Allen Ginsberg

Today is Philip Glass‘ 80th birthday. We salute him at The Allen Ginsberg Project

See our last year’s ¬†Philip Glass weekend here and here

and our recent transcription of Studs Terkel‘s interview with him and Allen here and here

See our previous birthday celebrations here, here and here

He was interviewed last week by Fiona Maddocks in The Guardianhere

NPR has been celebrating with a Philip Glass week – appreciations by Errol Morris, Nico Muhly, David Lang, Paul Simon and Laurie Anderson can be accessed here

Tonight he’ll be at Carnegie Hall, attending the premiere of his 11th Symphony. In conversation with William Robin in the New York Times

WR: Are you slowing down at all as you reach 80?

PG: I have a lot more to write. I don”t know how many more years I get to write it, but I have a lot to do

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