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Philip Glass: The Not-Doings of An Insomniac
Jonathan Haas, Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson
Philip Glass: The Not-Doings of An Insomniac
Genre: Classical
 
Robert Black, of the Bang on a Can All Stars, presents the world premiere recordings of two pieces by Philip Glass. Often, on the road in strange hotel rooms, musicians fight bouts of insomnia. After 50 years on the road, ...  more »

     
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All Artists: Jonathan Haas, Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Yoko Ono, David Byrne, Patti Smith, Leonard Cohen, Arthur Russell
Title: Philip Glass: The Not-Doings of An Insomniac
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Orange Mountain Music
Release Date: 4/26/2019
Genre: Classical
Style: Chamber Music
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 801837013726

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Robert Black, of the Bang on a Can All Stars, presents the world premiere recordings of two pieces by Philip Glass. Often, on the road in strange hotel rooms, musicians fight bouts of insomnia. After 50 years on the road, Philip Glass used one of these occasions to composer a Partita for Solo Double Bass with poetry to be recited by the bassist between each of the movements. The composer choses poems by friends Lou Reed, John Cale, Laurie Anderson, Yoko Ono, David Byrne, Leonard Cohen, Patti Smith and Arthur Russell. These poems are recited by Black between seven movements which allude to the senses of those not sleeping, not doing. Orange Mountain Music is proud to present The Not-Doings of an Insomniac. This new piece is paired with the premiere recording of Glass's incidental music for the Samuel Beckett play Endgame, in a compact thrilling work for double bass and timpani called Prelude to Endgame with timpanist Jonathan Haas.