Powaqqatsi [Soundtrack]

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Powaqqatsi, Geoffrey Reggio's 1988 wordless visual essay on "life in transition," the second in a cinematic trilogy, anticipated the looming problems of globalization on the natural landscape. Glass matches Reggio's stunning imagery with music of "convincing grandeur," says the New York Times.

Description

Powaqqatsi, Geoffrey Reggio's 1988 wordless visual essay on "life in transition," the second in a cinematic trilogy, anticipated the looming problems of globalization on the natural landscape. Glass matches Reggio's stunning imagery with music of "convincing grandeur," says the New York Times.

ProductionCredits

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Kurt Munkacsi
Recording engineer/Associate Music Producer: Don Christensen
Assistant engineer: Miles Green
Recorded and mixed at The Living Room, New York City
Ambient sound effects and additional recording: Bob Bielecki and Connie Kieltyka
Sythesizer programming and sound design: Jeffrey Rona
Sound effects design: Gary Summers
Production supervisor: Rory Johnston
Sound effects re-recorded at Sprocket Systems, San Rafael, California
Digital editing: New York Digital
Mastering: Bill Kipper, Masterdisk, NYC

Music by Philip Glass; lyrics by Bernardo Palumbo

Design: Pentagram

Nonesuch Selection Number

79192

Number of Discs in Set
1disc
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Album Status
Artist Name
Philip Glass
MusicianDetails

MUSICIANS
Michael Reisman, conductor
Foday Musa Suso, kora, balafon, dousongoni, nyanyer, kari nyan
Shaikh Fathy Mady, vocal solo
Al DeRuiter, bass voice
Joe Passaro, Sue Evans, Roger Squitero, Valerie Naranjo, percussion ensemble
Sergiu Schwartz, Sanford Allen, Elliott Rosoff, Karen Karlsrud, Richard Sortomme, Linda Quan, Carol Pool, violin
Jill Jaffe, Karl Bargen, Lois Marten, Jack Rosenberg, viola
Seymour Barab, cello
Barbara Wilson, bass
Michael Parloff, Jack Kripl, Diva Goodfriend-Koven, flute, piccolo
Jorge Joven, Miguel Grande, Jefe Ronda, quena ensemble
John Moses, Steve Hartman, Laura Flax, clarinet
Jack Kripl, Jon Gibson, Steve Elson, saxophones
Lauren Goldstein, Ethan Bauch, Mike Finn, bassoon
Jon Gibson, dijerido
Wilmer Wise, Lorraine Cohen, Bill Rhodin, Neil Balm, trumpet
Sharon Moe, Joe Anderer, Ann Yarbrough, Tony Miranda, Alan Spangler, French horn
James Pugh, Keith Oquinn, Alan Raph, trombone
Alan Raph, tuba
Michael Reisman, Jeffrey Rona, Martin Goldray, Paul Rice, Lee Curreri, keyboards
Frank Menusan, tanpura
Hispanic Young People’s Chorus
Musical director: Angélica Rosa Sepúlveda

Cover Art
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Label
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MP3
Price
8.00
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  • 79192

News & Reviews

  • Nonesuch releases Philip Glass’s award-winning soundtrack to The Hours on vinyl for the first time today to coincide with its 20th anniversary and Glass’ 85th birthday concert season. Originally released in December 2002, Glass’s score to the Academy Award–winning film was itself nominated for an Academy Award, as well as a Golden Globe and a Grammy, and went on to win a BAFTA and a Classical BRIT. Based on Michael Cunningham’s 1999 Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, the film was directed by Stephen Daldry with a screenplay by David Hare and stars Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Nicole Kidman. “Was there ever a more perfect film for Glass’s lyrical manner?” asked Gramophone. “Such a feeling of fragile beauty is a rare achievement.”

  • Nonesuch releases Philip Glass’s award-winning soundtrack to The Hours on vinyl for the first time on September 30 to coincide with its 20th anniversary and Glass’ 85th birthday concert season. Originally released in December 2002, Glass’s score to the Academy Award–winning film was itself nominated for an Academy Award, as well as a Golden Globe and a Grammy, and went on to win a BAFTA and a Classical BRIT. Based on Michael Cunningham’s 1999 Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, the film was directed by Stephen Daldry with a screenplay by David Hare and stars Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Nicole Kidman. “Was there ever a more perfect film for Glass’s lyrical manner?” asked Gramophone. “Such a feeling of fragile beauty is a rare achievement.”

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    Powaqqatsi, Geoffrey Reggio's 1988 wordless visual essay on "life in transition," the second in a cinematic trilogy, anticipated the looming problems of globalization on the natural landscape. Glass matches Reggio's stunning imagery with music of "convincing grandeur," says the New York Times.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Michael Reisman, conductor
    Foday Musa Suso, kora, balafon, dousongoni, nyanyer, kari nyan
    Shaikh Fathy Mady, vocal solo
    Al DeRuiter, bass voice
    Joe Passaro, Sue Evans, Roger Squitero, Valerie Naranjo, percussion ensemble
    Sergiu Schwartz, Sanford Allen, Elliott Rosoff, Karen Karlsrud, Richard Sortomme, Linda Quan, Carol Pool, violin
    Jill Jaffe, Karl Bargen, Lois Marten, Jack Rosenberg, viola
    Seymour Barab, cello
    Barbara Wilson, bass
    Michael Parloff, Jack Kripl, Diva Goodfriend-Koven, flute, piccolo
    Jorge Joven, Miguel Grande, Jefe Ronda, quena ensemble
    John Moses, Steve Hartman, Laura Flax, clarinet
    Jack Kripl, Jon Gibson, Steve Elson, saxophones
    Lauren Goldstein, Ethan Bauch, Mike Finn, bassoon
    Jon Gibson, dijerido
    Wilmer Wise, Lorraine Cohen, Bill Rhodin, Neil Balm, trumpet
    Sharon Moe, Joe Anderer, Ann Yarbrough, Tony Miranda, Alan Spangler, French horn
    James Pugh, Keith Oquinn, Alan Raph, trombone
    Alan Raph, tuba
    Michael Reisman, Jeffrey Rona, Martin Goldray, Paul Rice, Lee Curreri, keyboards
    Frank Menusan, tanpura
    Hispanic Young People’s Chorus
    Musical director: Angélica Rosa Sepúlveda

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Kurt Munkacsi
    Recording engineer/Associate Music Producer: Don Christensen
    Assistant engineer: Miles Green
    Recorded and mixed at The Living Room, New York City
    Ambient sound effects and additional recording: Bob Bielecki and Connie Kieltyka
    Sythesizer programming and sound design: Jeffrey Rona
    Sound effects design: Gary Summers
    Production supervisor: Rory Johnston
    Sound effects re-recorded at Sprocket Systems, San Rafael, California
    Digital editing: New York Digital
    Mastering: Bill Kipper, Masterdisk, NYC

    Music by Philip Glass; lyrics by Bernardo Palumbo

    Design: Pentagram