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Publisher: Chester Music

The "Low" Symphony (1992),
Work Notes
From the music of David Bowie and Brian Eno
Publisher
Dunvagen Music Publishers Inc
Category
Orchestra
Sub Category
Large Orchestra
Year Composed
1992
Duration
42 Minutes
Programme Note
Philip Glass The "Low" Symphony (1992),
The "Low" Symphony, composed in the spring of 1992, is based on the record "Low" by David Bowie and Brian Eno first released in 1977. The record consisted of a number of songs and instrumentals and used techniques which were similar to procedures used by composers working in new and experimental music. As such, this record was widely appreciated by musicians working both in the field of "pop" music and in experimental music and was a landmark work of that period. I've taken themes from three of the instrumentals on the record and, combining them with material of my own, have used them as the basis of three movements of the Symphony. Movement one comes from "Subterraneans," movement two from "Some Are" and movement three from "Warszawa." My approach was to treat the themes very much as if they were my own and allow their transformations to follow my own compositional bent when possible. In practice, however, Bowie and Eno's music certainly influenced how I worked, leading me to sometimes surprising musical conclusions. In the end I think I arrived at something of a real collaboration between my music and theirs.

© Philip Glass

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Performances
Date
Title
  • 15 OCT 2013
    Cape Girardeau, MO
    Southeast Missouri State University
    Dr. Sara Edgerton, conductor
  • 04 APR 2013
    Akron, OH
    University Of Akron
    Guy Bordo, conductor
  • 17 DEC 2008
    Calgary, AB, Canada
    Calgary Philharmonic
    Alastair Willis, conductor

    Other Dates:
    16 January 2009 - Calgary, AB, Canada
  • 23 JAN 2008
    Gera, Germany
    Altenburg-Gera Philharmonic Orchestra
    Eric Solen, conductor

    Other Dates:
    24 January - Gera, Germany
    25 January - Altenburg, Germany
  • 18 FEB 2007
    Philip Glass Ensemble Retrospective
    Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, TN
    Philip Glass Ensemble
    Michael Riesman, conductor

    Other Dates:
    21 February - Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Arizona
    23 February - Cullen Theatre, Houston, Texas
  • 04 SEP 2005
    Brucknerhaus Linz, Austria
    Bruckner Orchester Linz
    Dennis Russell Davies, conductor
  • 01 NOV 2003
    - Antwerpen, deSingel
    Filharmonisch Jeugdorkest van Vlaanderen

    Other Dates:
    2 November - - Kortrijk, Stadsschouwburg
    9 November - - Gent, Concerthall De Bijloke
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