Philip Glass
Words Without Music: A Memoir


Even if you have not heard the name of Philip Glass, you undoubtedly listened to his music when you watched the films "Fantastic Four", "Cassandra's Dream", "The Illusionist", "Taking Lives", "Secret Window", "Clock", "Truman Show", "Kundun", as well as "Elena" and "Leviathan" by Andrey Zvyagintsev. In the book written for his eightieth birthday, the largest American minimalist composer - creator of experimental operas—portraits "Einstein on the Beach", "Satyagraha" (about Mahatma Gandhi), "Akhenaten", "Galileo Galilei", "Kepler", coauthor Ravi Shankar, reformer of the symphonic language of postmodernism, who influenced David Bowie and Brian Eno — looks back at his life and sees it as stretched out in time and the space is a "place of music", where you can return, like to Baltimore or India, and "think music" there. Because the music of Philip Glass is his thought and word, this is the modality in which his consciousness, imagination and memory work.

ISBN 978-5-89059-410-5