By Carolyn Brown

In Philip Glass’s tenth symphony, the insistent trumpeting of the high tones and the sombre knelling of the low tones conjure scenes from Fritz Lang’s Metropolis or Alex Grasshof’s Future Shock. The whirlwind acceleration of technology, the unease of globalization, cultures and cities swept away by violence — Glass’s music gives sonic form to the twentieth century. Continue reading “Soundtrack for a century: Philip Glass and the modern world”