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Anima Mundi [Soundtrack]

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About this Album

The 1992 documentary Anima Mundi marks Glass's third collaboration with filmmaker Godfrey Reggio (Koyaanisqatsi). They revisit the environmental themes of their previous work and its hypnotic intertwining of music and image. The New York Times called the film "a spectacular sequence of cinematic portraits of wildlife" and praised Glass's "propulsive music."


Michael Reisman, conductor
Sanford Allen, Timothy Baker, Mayuki Fukuhara, Mary Rowell, Masako Yanagita, violin
Stephanie Fricker, Jill Jaffe, viola
Larry Lenske, cello
Barbara Wilson, bass
Carol Wincenc, flute
Timothy Malosh, piccolo
Steven Hartman, clarinet
Leonard Arner, oboe
Sharon Moe, Allen Spanjer, French horn
William Rohdin, Lee Soper, trumpet
Dennis Elliot, Alan Ralph, trombone
Rex Benincasa, percussion

Jeannie Gagné, Dora Ohrenstein, sopranos
Paticia Dunham, Linda November, altos
David Düsing, David Frye, tenors
Alexander Blachly, Bruce Rogers, baritones

Produced by Kurt Munkacsi
Associate Producer: Rory Johnston
Recorded January-March 1991 at The Looking Glass Studios, NYC
Engineer: Laura Fried
Assistant Engineers: Ian McGrath, Dante DeSole, William Lutz
Mixed by Michael Reisman at The Looking Glass Studios

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