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Episode #1992

Program #1992

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Wednesday, January 08, 2003

Philip Glass often gets his inspiration from some unlikely sources. In his Low Symphony, he takes his themes from the music of David Bowie and Brian Eno, and specifically from their album entitled Low. On this installment of New Sounds, we hear excerpts from this acclaimed 1993 work, which is divided into three movements: Subterrraneans, Some Are, and Warszawa. We also hear some selections from Low, as well as other early ambient music experiments by Bowie (whose birthday is today).
PROGRAM #1992, Bowie/Eno/Glass (First aired on Jan. 8, 2002)

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Philip Glass

"Low" Symphony, from the music of David Bowie & Brian Eno

Warszawa, excerpt [1:00]

Point Music #438 150-2**
www.philipglass.com

Available for purchase at Amazon.com*

David Bowie

Low

Warszawa [6:30]

Rykodisc #10142, now reissued on Virgin.**
Available for purchase at Amazon.com
*

David Bowie

"Heroes"

Moss Garden [5:00]

Virgin #521908** Available for purchase at Amazon.com*

David Bowie

Low

Art Decade [3:00] Subterraneans [5:30]

See above.

Philip Glass

"Low" Symphony, from the music of David Bowie & Brian Eno

Subterraneans [16:00]

See above.

David Bowie

"Heroes"

Sense of Doubt [4:30]

See above.

Philip Glass

"Heroes" Symphony

"Heroes" [5:00]

Point Music 454-388-2**
Available for purchase at Amazon.com
*

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