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Grand Theft KoyaanisqatsiNov 13 2009

A timelapse video of 15-days of game play in Grand Theft Auto IV. Sadly not set to the music of Philip Glass. (thx, rob)

Update: An early teaser video for GTA IV featured Philip Glass' music as well as some timelapse footage. (thx, michael)

Free Philip Glass mp3sOct 27 2009

Amazon has a sampler album of music from Philip Glass available right now for free. Not sure how long that will last so snap it up. See also lots of inexpensive classical music on Amazon.

Update: Here's a list of all the free mp3 albums on Amazon, 141 in all.

Philip Glass on Sesame StreetOct 05 2009

Loved this when I was a kid; all those shapes right there in those circles.

KoyaaniskottkeAug 29 2008

I dusted off my Vimeo account to post a test video in HD from the Kodak Zi6, the pocket-sized HD video camera (now shipping from Kodak).

Looking west down 42nd Street. Taken with the pocket-sized Kodak Zi-6 from Park Avenue, the part that's elevated and goes around Grand Central. Music by Philip Glass from Koyaanisqatsi. It's amazing how good Glass' music is that some schlub can take a video of a busy Manhattan street using a pocket-sized camera and it comes out feeling like it's a clip from the film. Leitmotif, anyone?

Came out looking pretty good. The major issue I have so far with the Zi6 is the lack of image stabilization...it's pretty jittery, even with a steady hand. But it was $180 and it fits in my pocket so I can't complain too much.

rating: 4.0 stars

KoyaanisqatsiAug 28 2008

This is my favorite scene from Koyaanisqatsi.

Unaware at first of the camera, she sees it. Then smiles almost imperceptibly and turns away. Then self-consciously looks everywhere but at the camera. And finally, a last contemptous peek at the camera.

Update: Sorry, the video is not available outside of the US.

Trailer for Glass, A Portrait of PhilipApr 22 2008

Trailer for Glass, A Portrait of Philip in 12 Parts, a film about composer Philip Glass. The joke that Chuck Close tells at the end is from a page on Glass' own site. (via crazymonk)

The scoring of movies and the -atsiJun 20 2005

The scoring of movies and the -atsi movies scored by Philip Glass.

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