Another Glass Palace
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!