Philip Glass: #101

About this playlist

Philip Glass never followed any of the well trodden paths of music in the mid-20th century. He writes varied pieces, from chamber works to operas, and he calls his most recognisable technique the "additive structure method" – first used in the piece "Two Pages" in 1969. This technique utilises rhythmic cycles, as he describes: "a simple figure can expand and then contract in many different ways, maintaining the same general melodic configuration but, because of the addition of one note, it takes on a very different rhythmic shape."

Curated by

Maryna Boiko

Primephonic Curator

About this playlist

Philip Glass never followed any of the well trodden paths of music in the mid-20th century. He writes varied pieces, from chamber works to operas, and he calls his most recognisable technique the "additive structure method" – first used in the piece "Two Pages" in 1969. This technique utilises rhythmic cycles, as he describes: "a simple figure can expand and then contract in many different ways, maintaining the same general melodic configuration but, because of the addition of one note, it takes on a very different rhythmic shape."

Curated by

Maryna Boiko

Primephonic Curator

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