Episode #250

Program #250

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Thursday, March 16, 1989

On this March 16, 1989 edition of New Sounds, composer Philip Glass visited John Schaefer in the WNYC studios to discuss his theatre piece “1000 Airplanes On The Roof,” which was touring internationally at the time. The work explores the phenomenon of alien abductions, and centers on the psychological profile of a person who has had that experience, and tries to come to grips with his own sanity. Also on the program are excerpts from Glass’ collaboration with Robert Wilson “Einstein On The Beach.”

PROGRAM # 250: With Guest Philip Glass (Orig. broadcast date: 3/16/89)





Philip Glass

1000 Airplanes On The Roof

1000 Airplanes On The Roof [6:00]

Virgin #91065-2, reissued as Virgin #86106 or available at

Philip Glass

Einstein On The Beach

Knee Play 4 [5:00]
Spaceship, excerpt [4:00]

CBS #38875, available from
Another recording on Nonesuch, #79323, is also available.

Philip Glass

Songs from Liquid Days

Lightning [5:30]

CBS #FM-39564
Available at

Philip Glass

1000 Airplanes On The Roof

Screens of Memory[4:00]
What Time is Grey [3:00]
Return to the Hive [2:30]

See above.

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