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Philip Glass

Publisher: Chester Music

Koyaanisqatsi (1987)
Work Notes
First of the trilogy of films including Powaqatsi and Naqoyqatsi directed by Godfrey Reggio
Dunvagen Music Publishers Inc
Music for Film / TV
Year Composed
1 Hour 16 Minutes
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  • 20 JAN 2017
    Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands
    North Netherlands Orchestra
    Hans Leenders, conductor

    Other Dates:
    21 January - Oosterpoort Groningen, Netherlands
  • 13 AUG 2011
    Edinburgh International Festival 2011
    Playhouse, Edinburgh
    Philip Glass Ensemble
    Michael Riesman, conductor
  • 07 APR 2006
    Festival Futuro Presente - Effetto Glass
    Philip Glass Ensemble
  • 17 FEB 2006
    QATSI Trilogy Live
    Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco
    Philip Glass Ensemble
  • 21 DEC 2005
    QATSI Trilogy Live
    Theatre de Caen, France
    Philip Glass Ensemble
  • 16 DEC 2005
    Cité de la musique, Paris
    Philip Glass Ensemble
  • 30 NOV 2005
    Koyaanisqatsi Country Premiere
    QATSI Trilogy Live
    Wales Millenium Centre, Cardiff
    Philip Glass Ensemble
  • 12 SEP 2005
    QATSI Trilogy Live
    Lingotto Auditorium, Turin, Italy
    Philip Glass Ensemble
  • 01 JUL 2005
    QATSI Trilogy Live
    Poznan, Poland
    Philip Glass Ensemble
  • 02 JUN 2005
    QATSI Trilogy Live
    Rose Theater, New York
    Philip Glass Ensemble
  • 22 MAY 2005
    QATSI Trilogy Live
    Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
    Philip Glass Ensemble
    Philip Glass; Michael Riesman, conductor

And the glue that holds the images of Ron Fricke, the cameraman, together? Philip Glass’s music, of course…nothing could dilute the power of a score that shows its prolific…composer at full strength. Ostinato patterns, high-speed arpeggios, convulsive harmonic shifts; every trademark was here…
Richard Morrison, The Times,18/12/2012
Glass's score retains its power and, if anything, grows in majesty... his characteristic repeated chord patterns expanding rhythmically to create overarching, ever longer phrases.
Fiona Maddocks, The Guardian,21/08/2011
Glass was soon reaching a mass audience with his film scores. His first Koyaanisqatsi, directed by Godfrey Reggio, is still regarded as one of his best.
Christina Patterson, The Independant,22/05/2009
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