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October 11, 2002

Composer Philip Glass will talk about his work as it relates to film with Music faculty member Dean Suzuki Monday at Knuth Hall in the Creative Arts building.

Glass, considered one of the most influential composers of his generation, will speak with Suzuki at 1 p.m. Admission is free.

He is currently touring to promote "Philip on Film," a culmination of 25 years of his work on film. It includes new shorts and old favorites. "Philip on Film" plays in San Francisco Sunday, Oct. 13, and Monday, Oct. 14. For details and ticket information, see the San Francisco Perfomances Web site.

Born in Baltimore in 1937, Glass first discovered music through his father’s radio repair shop. He went on to study violin and flute, and earned degrees in mathematics and philosophy from the University of Chicago.

A prolific composer, his credits include Godfrey Reggio’s cult classics “Koyaanisqatsi” and “Powaqqatsi,” Errol Morris’ “The Thin Blue Line” and “A Brief History of Time,” as well as Martin Scorcese’s “Kundun.” Glass' current touring projects include “The Screen” with co-writer and performer Foday Musa Suso.

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