Happy B-Day Philip Glass!

“I thought that was remarkable, and that we should tip our hat,” Welsh said, describing the films as works of both aural and visual art. “These are examples of how film and music integrate beautifully with the museum.”


Aural experiences have had a resurgence as of late – between podcasts, ASMR, and 3-D audio. As these experiences become more apparent in museums and galleries and artwork itself, it seems only fitting that the Cleveland Museum of Art would be honoring the birthday of one of the most avant-garde minimalist composers, Philip Glass. He turns 80 this year on January 31st (which is also my birthday, HEYO want to celebrate together Phil?) and what better way to celebrate this artist’s work than showing his revolutionary documentary created in tandem with Director Godfrey Reggio. As this article came across my feed I could not help but wonder, “What would his soundtrack for an art gallery be like? How would drowning in his music make me feel about works of Old Masters, versus New Contemporaries?” It is obvious that film and music are widely accepted forms of art, but how can we use these universal languages to more deeply enrich our understanding of other pieces of art? I just may have to make a “gallery playlist” and find out…

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