Philip Glass

EIF REVIEW – The Poet Speaks


“Hi!” Patti Smith gives the large projected photo of old friend Allen Ginsberg a cheerful yet poignant wave. Then, turning to face the Playhouse’s capacity audience, she rockets herself into an astonishing and incendiary reading of Footnote To Howl, accompanied by the relentless smoulder of Philip Glass’s piano. Animated as if the poem’s words themselves […]

EIF REVIEW: La Belle et la BĂȘte, Philip Glass Ensemble


By removing the soundtrack to Jean Cocteau’s 1946 film version of La Belle et la BĂȘte, Philip Glass transforms an already whimsical piece into a delightful and intoxicating combination of cinema and opera. The musicans are arranged beneath the silver screen, which flickers into life to give way to Cocteau’s unique fairytale vision. A live […]