The widely-influential New York composer Philip Glass is celebrating his 75th birthday this year, and to mark the occasion, Beck has assembled many of his friends to contribute to Rework: Philip Glass Remixed. The compilation, out Oct. 23, features remixes of Glass’s work by Beck, Dan Deacon, Tyondai Braxton, Memory Tapes, and more.
The first public offering from the album is Beck’s entry, titled “NYC: 73-78,” an ambitious 20-minute remix that stitches together nearly 20 different Glass compositions from throughout his career. Basically, Beck is the Girl Talk of the avant-garde symphonic set.
Speaking to NPR via email, Beck stated, “When listening to pieces from all the different eras of Philip Glass’ work, it felt like there was a continuum — an accretion of harmonic ideas that built over time into a larger, less definable work.” Head to NPR to listen to all 20 minutes of “NYC: 75-78,” and check out the compilation’s track list below. [CoS]
Rework: Philip Glass Remixed track list:
01. My Great Ghost: Music in Twelve Parts, Part 1
02. Tyondai Braxton: Rubric (Remix)
03. Nosaj Thing: Knee 1 (Remix)
04. Dan Deacon: Alight Spiral Ship (Philip Glass Remix)
05. Amon Tobin: Warda’s Whorehouse Inside Out Version
06. Silver Alert: Etoile Polaire: Little Dipper
07. Memory Tapes: Floe ’87 (Remix)
08. Cornelius 3: Opening From Glassworks
01. Beck: NYC: 73-78
02. Jóhann Jóhannsson: Protest (Remix)
03. Pantha du Prince: Mad Rush Organ (Remix)
04. Peter Broderick: Island (Remix)