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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:20 pm    Post subject: The Phillip glass approach Reply with quote

I want to know what you think of the approach Phillip Glass took. He had a big success with 'Einstein On The Beach' - great music, hung inspirationally on Glass's view of Albert. Later on, he repeated that approach with 'Satyagraha', springboarding off the lives of Gandhi, ML King, and Tagore. Subsequent works took various famous persons - always famous - as the theme. So anyway, what do you make of that 'now let us praise famous men' approach? Was it repetitive? A lack of imagination? Would he have done better to change things up a little?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've used Laonardo (Da Vinci... not Capprio)/Mona Lisa and Galileo in tunes. I was asked if Copernicus was next.... couldn't find anything that rhymed Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right. Now you're being loveable. No fair. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

now? I'm always lovable... to a point....
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stainless wrote:
I've used Laonardo (Da Vinci... not Capprio)/Mona Lisa and Galileo in tunes. I was asked if Copernicus was next.... couldn't find anything that rhymed Rolling Eyes


hmm a rhyme for Copernicus ,

how about - supercalifragilisticexpialidocious . Razz

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:29 pm    Post subject: Re: The Phillip glass approach Reply with quote

dobro wrote:
I want to know what you think of the approach Phillip Glass took. He had a big success with 'Einstein On The Beach' - great music, hung inspirationally on Glass's view of Albert. Later on, he repeated that approach with 'Satyagraha', springboarding off the lives of Gandhi, ML King, and Tagore. Subsequent works took various famous persons - always famous - as the theme. So anyway, what do you make of that 'now let us praise famous men' approach? Was it repetitive? A lack of imagination? Would he have done better to change things up a little?



* Repetitive = Well using a famous person gets notice e.g. Norma Jean Baker, Errol , Mona Lisa ,

* Lack of imagination = maybe , but great commercialisation .

* Done better changing things up ? = when your on a good thing stick to it Razz

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

teek wrote:
stainless wrote:
I've used Laonardo (Da Vinci... not Capprio)/Mona Lisa and Galileo in tunes. I was asked if Copernicus was next.... couldn't find anything that rhymed Rolling Eyes


hmm a rhyme for Copernicus ,

how about - supercalifragilisticexpialidocious . Razz

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