Sunday, February 16, at 3:30 pm
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.