Favoriting Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins: Playlist from January 20, 2015 Favoriting

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Soundtrack music from the first silent forward. If it was written for the moving image, we'll play it. Library music included; popcorn optional.

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Favoriting January 20, 2015: MICHAEL RIESMAN & CHASE SPRUILL Glass & Blood: Concert Works from the Bloodiest Film Scores by Philip Glass
Pianist Michael Riesman and violinist Chase Spruill join Morricone Island to discuss their upcoming NY premiere on Monday, January 26th at Le Poisson Rouge of "Glass & Blood" with new suites from Dracula, Candyman and The Hours for violin and piano. Michael Riesman has been the keyboardist and musical director of the Philip Glass Ensemble since the mid 1970's as well as conductor to Glass' scores including Notes On A Scandal, The Truman Show, Kundun, Hamburger Hill, Koyaanisqatsi, Mishima, The Thin Blue Line and A Brief History of Time and (non-films) Einstein on the Beach and Music in 12 Parts. His own film scores include Enormous Changes at the Last Minute, Pleasantville and Signed: Lino Brocka. Chase Spruill serves as a core faculty member of Community MusicWorks in Providence, RI and has collaborated with Steven Mackey, Alexandra Gardner, Johnny Gandelsman, Yo-Yo Ma, Michael Nyman and Kronos Quartet. The two have upcoming plans of newly commissioned works by Michael Nyman and Nico Muhly.

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Philip Glass  Music Box   Favoriting Candyman  One Way Static   
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Philip Glass  Daniel's Flashback   Favoriting The Music Of Candyman  Amazon   
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Philip Glass/Kronos Quartet  Dracula   Favoriting Dracula  Elektra/Nonesuch   
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Philip Glass/Kronos Quartet  The Storm   Favoriting Dracula  Elektra/Nonesuch   
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Philip Glass  Escape!   Favoriting The Hours  Nonesuch   
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Philip Glass  It Was Always You, Helen   Favoriting The Music Of Candyman  One Way Static   
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Michael Riesman  Carriage Without A Driver   Favoriting Dracula (Solo Piano)  Orange Mountain   
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Michael Riesman  Dr. Van Helsing And Dracula   Favoriting Dracula (Solo Piano)  Orange Mountain   
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Philip Glass  The Hours   Favoriting The Hours  Nonesuch   
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Michael Riesman  The End Of Dracula   Favoriting Dracula (Solo Piano)  Orange Mountain   
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Listener comments!

Avatar 7:10pm
quinn:

This reminds me of when my dad showed me Koyaanisqatsi when I was a small child and scared the shit out of me :(
  7:10pm
bloopy:

hey devon. nice :)
  7:10pm
JakeGould:

Glass in my eye!
Avatar 7:11pm
quinn:

But in general, I should say, I really like this new show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:12pm
Ken From Hyde Park:

I remember watching Koyaanisqatsi and Powaqqatsi. Fascinating stuff.
  7:21pm
Listening Out There:

Hello! Am looking forward to hearing this new program...
  7:25pm
Listening Out There:

Speaking of Morricone, our household is partway through viewing "Once Upon a Time in America." Rewatching it reminds me how much Morricone's music is a key part of the picture.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:27pm
dale:

i watched orca last weekend. morricone score was nice. better than most of the acting.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:52pm
Devon E. Levins:

Hi All, thanks for the comments. First caller can get tickets to Pianist Michael Riesman and violinist Chase Spruill NY premiere on Monday, January 26th at Le Poisson Rouge of "Glass & Blood" with new suites from Dracula, Candyman and The Hours for violin and piano. 201-209-9368
  Swag For Life Member 7:56pm
12539:

Thank you, Devon (& guests).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:58pm
Mike East:

really loved this Hours piece. cool show tonight Devon
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:58pm
chris:

This was great. Thanks, Devon, Michael, Chase.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:58pm
Mike East:

oh wait...maybe the dracula...maybe both...ah well, I've been enjoying myself.
  8:00pm
Listening Out There:

Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:00pm
DanH:

Hi Devon, another great show, as always.
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