Philip Glass Koyaanisqatsi - Britten Sinfonia

Philip Glass Koyaanisqatsi

14 Dec 2012

Philip Glass



Koyaanisqatsi meaning ‘life out of balance’ was composer Philip Glass’ first filmic landscape written for Godfrey Reggio’s 1982 film of the same name. Arguably the most influential fusing of sound and vision, the film features time-lapse footage of American cities and landscapes while the score is an early example of Glass’ minimalist style.

To make the composer’s 75th birthday, Britten Sinfonia unites with Glass’ own ensemble to play his new orchestration as a live accompaniment to the film.

Produced by the Barbican.

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