Sunday, February 16, 2020, at 3:30 pm
This is an archived event, not part of the current festival.
158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012
Music in Twelve Parts, written by Philip Glass between 1971 and 1974, is a deliberate, encyclopedic compendium of some techniques of repetition the composer had been evolving since the mid-1960s. It holds an important place in Glass's repertory – not only from a historical vantage point (as the longest and most ambitious concert piece for The Philip Glass Ensemble) but from a purely aesthetic standard as well because Music in Twelve Parts is both a massive theoretical exercise and a deeply engrossing work of art.