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Posts Tagged ‘Philip Glass’

Johanna Glaza: Letter to New York – Review and Interview

Johanna Glaza combines the vocal prowess of Kate Bush with a love of unusual songwriting structures inspired by Philip Glass - the resulting EP is stunning.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Johanna Glaza by Daisy Steele
Johanna Glaza by Daisy Steele.

Letter to New York is a stunning showcase for multi-instrumentalist Johanna Glaza, channeling the vocal gymnastics of Kate Bush and the idiosyncratic song structures of Philip Glass. Here she tells us more about her songwriting influences and process.

Johanna Glaza portrait
Which musicians have inspired you most, and why?
My bible is Henryk Gorecki’s Symphony N3. I heard it for the first time a few years ago and it had such a profound influence on me,as if it cut me into tiniest bits and pieces in order to make something completely new. At the time of recording my first EP I was listening to… read more

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Snow Palms, Intervals: an interview with Dave Sheppard

Illustrators interpret the tunes that make up a beautiful new instrumental album by Dave Sheppard.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Snow Palms by Grace Coombes. If, like me, you are partial to a bit of modern classical music, then your must buy album for 2012 must be Intervals by Snow […]

Frans Lanting and Philip Glass: LIFE: A Journey Through Time performed at the Barbican by the LSO

A review of the multimedia performance of LIFE: A Journey Through Time, performed at the Barbican by the London Symphony Orchestra on 21st February 2010. And a commentary on the Q&A session held afterwards with Frans Lanting, conductor Marin Alsop and Cameron Hepburn.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Frans Lanting. Illustration by Joanne Young. Way back in the depths of February I went for a very different night out in the middle of London Fashion Week. This was […]

Red Bull Music Academy: Steve Reich lecture Q&A from students

After he'd given a lecture to the students of the Red Bull Music Academy, Steve Reich took a series of questions from the floor; here are his answers. Illustration by Gemma Milly.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Gemma Milly. Steve Reich gave a very inspiring lecture to the students of the 2010 Red Bull Music Academy (which you can read here). Afterwards he took a […]

Red Bull Music Academy: Steve Reich Lecture on Tuesday 16th February 2010

An edited transcript of the lecture given by Steve Reich at the Red Bull Music Academy on Tuesday 16th February, with illustrations by Gemma Milly.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Steve Reich by Gemma Milly Steve Reich by Gemma Milly. Steve Reich is a seriously cult figure for contemporary beats based music. Famed for his minimalist compositions from the 60s […]