Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Priceless: Phillip Glass on the Cyclone

We consider composer Phillip Glass the ultimate cerebral musician. Therefore, we take great pleasure in watching him ride the Cyclone in this video which is part of the trailer from a fascinating looking new documentary on one of the true living musical geniuses of our time. The documentary is called GLASS: A Portrait of Phillip in Twelve Parts, and we got an email about it yesterday, noting our own fondness for the Cyclone and Coney Island in general. (The full trailer can be viewed here on YouTube or here on the film's website.) The film will open on April 18 at IFC Center (323 Avenue of the Americas), and play for a minimum of 2 weeks. Here's a bit more about Mr. Glass and the Cyclone and Astroland from a note we got via email:
I have been working on a documentary film of composer Philip Glass - he's a huge fan of the Cyclone! While he was studying at Juilliard he and his friends would ride their motorbikes to Coney Island one day every year to ride the Cyclone and hang out at Astroland, something they continue to do to this day. This is such a great New York image.
A still shot of Mr. Glass on the Cyclone is below. Absolutely priceless.

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Anonymous punko said...

Using "genius" together with philip glass is priceless.

11:33 AM  
Blogger jesseb said...

I saw this film in Toronto. It was AMAZING to hear and see the music while learning about Philip's life in so many ways.

2:11 PM  

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