August 18, 2011
Hear Ye! Hear Ye!: Philip Glass says he remains ever open to influences from and collaborations in “dance, theater, film, the elements of text, movement, image...it’s my world.” His new festival incorporates those in a span of “two weeks to ourselves” between the Carmel Bach Festival, Cabrillo Music Festival and Monterey Jazz Festival, all three of which, he says, he likes and respects. To assemble his artist friends into the festival, he says “You call and just say ‘Big Sur’ or ‘Carmel’ and people want to go.”
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Famed contemporary classical composer Philip Glass establishes a local legacy with his Days and Nights Festival.
Philip Glass’s life is akin to that Johnny Cash chorus, “I’ve been everywhere, man/ I’ve been everywhere, man.” He was born in Baltimore in 1937, and, steeped in a music-rich childhood, entered the University of ...