Amsterdam Dance Event

19/20/21/22/23 Oct 2016

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ADE MusicTalks: Philip Glass

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15:00 - 16:00
De Brakke Grond (G2 Panel Room) | Nes 45, Amsterdam

We are pleased to welcome Philip Glass and Laurie Anderson at this year's ADE. He is an American composter, and considered to be one of the most influential music makers of the late 20th century. His music is often controversially described as minimal music. Glass has distanced himself from the "minimalist" label, describing himself instead as a composer of "music with repetitive structures". Though his early mature music shares much with what is normally called "minimalist", he has since evolved stylistically. Currently, he describes himself as a "classicist", pointing out that he is trained in harmony and counterpoint and studied such composers as Franz Schubert, Johann Sebastian Bach, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Laurie Anderson (born June 5, 1947) is an American avant-garde artist,composer, musician and film director whose work spans performance art, pop music, and multimedia projects. Initially trained in violin and sculpting, Anderson pursued a variety of performance art projects in New York during the 1970s, making particular use of language, technology, and visual imagery. She became widely more known outside the art world in 1981 when her single "O Superman" reached number two on the UK pop charts. She also starred in and directed the 1986 concert film Home of the Brave.

Philip Glass (US)

Thomas H Green (GB)

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