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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.

2 Comments:

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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