February 16, 2020

Philip Glass Ensemble: Music In Twelve Parts (Parts 1, 2, 3)

(le) Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012
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At Le Poisson Rouge, the Philip Glass Ensemble performs Music in Twelve Parts over four sets on February 16 (4:30 pm and 7:30 pm) and February 17 (6 pm and 9 pm). Each set includes Three Parts.

Please note that Philip Glass will not be performing as part of these concerts.

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.