Published Nov 29, 2018Following a stellar string of 2018 releases, rising French label Transversales Disques is upping its game by unearthing a lost recording from avant-garde legend Philip Glass.
Coming under the title Music in Twelve Parts. Concert à Paris, 1975, the recording was of course captured in 1975, when the composer performed at Studio 104, Maison de la Radio, in Paris. This is also not some shady grey-label bootleg, with the ORTF recordings being released with the full permission and cooperation of Institut National de l'Audiovisuel.
The entire concert was performed by Philip Glass Sextet, which included Glass alongside Jon Gibson, Dickie Landry, Michael Riesman, Joan La Barbara and Richard Peck. Music in Twelve Parts was written between 1971 and 1974 and contains twelve pieces. This particular performance included parts 1, 2, 3, 11 and 12.
In addition to the concert recording, the reissue includes a rare Glass interview from 1974 captured in his New York City loft during rehearsals for Music in Twelve Parts. That interview was for French radio and conducted by Daniel Caux, musicologist and co-founder of Shandar Records.
Music in Twelve Parts. Concert à Paris, 1975 is due out on January 28 as a double-vinyl set. For a taste of the album, you can stream "Music in Twelve Parts: Part 3." You can also pre-order the album here.
Music in Twelve Parts. Concert à Paris, 1975:
A1. Music in Twelve Parts: Part 1
A2. Music in Twelve Parts: Part 2
B1. Music in Twelve Parts: Part 11
C1. Music in Twelve Parts: Part 3
C2. Music in Twelve Parts: Part 12
D1. Interview Philip glass - 1974