Philip Glass

Philip Glass

Actor, Original Music Composer, Music

BIO

Philip Morris Glass is an American composer. He is one of the most influential music makers of the late 20th century.  His music is also often controversially described as minimal music.

Birthday

Jan. 31, 1937

Known for

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What Difference Does It Make?

A documentary that explores the challenges that a life in music can bring. Read more

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Powaqqatsi

An exploration of technologically developing nations and the effect the transition to Western-sty... Read more

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Anima Mundi

Image and music are intertwined in this third collaboration between director Godfrey Reggio and c... Read more

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Animals In Love

Translated literally as "Animals in Love," the French-language documentary Animaux Amoreux depict... Read more

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Koyaanisqatsi

Takes us to locations all around the US and shows us the heavy toll that modern technology is hav... Read more

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The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara

Using archival footage, United States Cabinet conversation recordings, and an interview of the ei... Read more

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A Brief History of Time

A documentary film based on the life of scientist Steven Hawking. The film explores the intimate ... Read more

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Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts

Academy Award®-nominated director Scott Hicks ("Shine") documents an eventful year in the career ... Read more

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A Walk Through Prospero's Library

A short made for TV with director Peter Greenaway discussing the dazzling 3.5 minute opening sequ... Read more

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They Were There

What does it mean to be an IBMer? Every employee experiences the company in different ways, but t... Read more

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Music with Roots in the Aether: Opera for Television by Robert Ashley

In 1975 the composer Robert Ashley embarked on an ambitious work titled Music With Roots in the A... Read more

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Visitors

From the director of Koyaanisqatsi, an astonishing film that documents the drama of how we both l... Read more

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A Brief History of Errol Morris

This film tells the fascinating story of one of the most critically acclaimed careers in independ... Read more

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Patti Smith: Dream of Life

An intimate portrait of poet, painter, musician and singer Patti Smith that mirrors the essence o... Read more

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Rebirth

Filmed over the ensuing years after the attack on New York's World Trade Center, this documentary... Read more