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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000519.txt from 1997/12

From: Neil Leupold <>
Subj: Re: Performance nausea
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 1997 19:41:53 -0500

On Wed, 10 Dec 1997, GELENNE Fabien STNA approche BC104 p5154 wrote:

> Neil Leupold wrote:
> > Might the composer be Philip Glass? Is Powaqatsi a movie? Glass
> > wrote the music for another film of similar title called Koyaanisquatsi,
> > a Hopi indian word meaning "life out of balance". The entire film is
> > in fast forward, and the entire score is minimalist. I actually enjoy
> > this music a great deal.
> Philip Glass also composed the music of the movie called "Mishima"
> (about the
> japanese writer). If you like Powaqatsi you could have an ear on it:
> amongst Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqatsi, Aknathen, Einstein on the Beach... it
> is
> probably the one I prefer, personally.

Wow, thanks. First, I had no idea there were other Koyaanisqatsi-type
movies in existence. And then I had no idea that Philip Glass had
written so many movie scores. This is all very neat for me. I really
like the Einstein score. I must be getting an incomplete experience,
not hearing his music along with the corresponding movies. 'Time to
hit the video rental store, and then grab the scores from the library
to follow along while I watch!


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