Library BFF and curator of this Carmel-based Days and Nights Festival Philip Glass just celebrated his 75th birthday, and he did so in classic Glassian style. Take it away, New York Times:
In classical music, a landmark birthday for a composer of note is nearly always celebrated with a concert (more likely, concerts) stuffed full of significant works. Philip Glass, true to his status as an idiosyncratic maverick, adopted a different approach in helping to program the second annual Tune-In Music Festival, which ran from Thursday through Sunday at the Park Avenue Armory.
Mr. Glass, who turned 75 in January, hardly refrained from showcasing his own works during the festival, which included a mesmerizing traversal of his still-imposing 1974 watershed, “Music in 12 Parts,” on Saturday evening. But Mr. Glass turned the spotlight on the guitarist Bill Frisell on the opening night and shared it with the rock poet Patti Smith on Friday.
Magnus was in attendance, and he said it was amazing. (Magnus was, however, worried that Philip was non-plussed by the birthday gift Magnus got him.)
Read the whole thing here – and happy birthday Philip!