The Glass Engine and Ishkur’s Guide to Electronic Music


The Glass Engine is an interactive guide to the music of Philip Glass, organized by... um... at least they're organized. By something.

Bizarre yet oddly compelling.

(Perhaps if we ask nicely, we can get Marc Miller to tell the story of the time he actually met Philip Glass...)

In a similar vein, a friend of mine directed me to Ishkur's Guide to Electronic Music, an attitude-filled tour of the world of of electronic music.

I'd like to say that I learned something, but that would be overstating it.

Comments (4)
  1. James Curran says:

    Wanna here my story about meeting Philip Glass? (Actually, the story about how I met Robert Wilson is actually better).

  2. JuanC says:

    Thank you very much for sharing the Philip Class URL.

    I sent the URL to an old friend (who also enjoys Philip Glass) and he answered back with the following URL.

    http://www.vectorlounge.com/04_amsterdam/jam/wireframe.swf

    JuanC

  3. Two quick stories I heard about Glass’s taxi-driving days in the early ’70s:

    1. One of those timeless Park Avenue matrons gets in his cab, looks at the name and picture in the back seat, taps on the glass to get his attention, and says, "Young man, did you know you have the same name as a famous composer?"

    2. After spending what seems like hours in traffic, a customer complains that he’s going in circles. Glass replies that it may seem that way on the surface, but they are truly zeroing in on their final destination.

    Courtesy Brent Bambury. http://www.bravenewwaves.ca/about/press19990204.shtml gives an example of radio at its best.

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