The other day, our former Associate Editor Amanda MacBlane sent me an amazing link to the Glass Engine. Click on the link to install the app (don’t worry, it’s not a virus) and you too can listen to just about anything ever recorded in the Glass canon. Really. You can even choose a piece according to its level of joy, sorrow, intensity, and density. Even though it feels kinda like something out of Logan’s Run, it might prove to be a whole new way to interface with contemporary music. But what excited me most about it is that you can actually hear a few things here that you can’t yet hear anywhere else, like Glass’s Metropolitan Opera-commissioned take on Christopher Columbus and his legacy, The Voyage, which is supposedly being released really soon, but not soon enough!
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