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Monday, January 14, 2008

Philip Glass on Sesame Street

Geometry of Circlesis a series of unnumbered animation pieces that was created for Sesame Street in 1979 with music by Philip Glass. The shorts consist of the movement of six circles (each with a different color of the rainbow) that are formed by and split up into various geometric patterns. Glass's music underscores the animation in a style that closely resembles the "Dance" numbers and the North Star vignettes written during the same time period as his Einstein on the Beach opera. Totally, totally cool.


Blogger Allan L. said...

That IS pretty damn cool! As a kid, the vocals perplexed me, but what was going on with the circles seemed pretty neat, regardless. Had no idea Philip Glass scored that.
I'm a Joe Raposo fan. :)

1/19/2008 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In England, we only saw a small number of Sesame Street programmes on tv. Thank you for posting this and showing what we missed.

2/04/2008 04:35:00 PM  

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