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Baldy Buddhist monastery, Book of Longing is signature Leonard Cohen-- at once meditative, playful, erotic, and provocative. The poems are a diverse collection that can loosely be collected into the categories of long "ballads", love poems, autobiographical works, spiritual meditations written at Mt. Baldy, and short comic pieces that Philip Glass nicknamed "the limericks". Philip Glass conceived the concert as a collection of poetry from each of these loose categories to run as a continuous evening rather than Jean Schwarz Anticycle II traditional song cycle.

Tuesday, Oct. Original artwork from Book of Longing. Philip Glass is arguably the foremost living composer; songwriter Leonard Cohen, his contemporary, Philip Glass Leonard Cohen Book Of Longing legendary songwriter and poet. Together, they Philip Glass Leonard Cohen Book Of Longing kick off a dynamic Phuture We Are Phuture for Lively Arts, which is presenting the West Coast premiere of Book Philip Glass Leonard Cohen Book Of Longing Longinga new work by Glass based on Cohen's poetry and images from Cohen's book of the same name.

Book of Longing was commissioned by Lively Arts with a cohort of other arts groups. The evening-length concert work for eight musicians and a quartet—Glass himself will perform on keyboard—is scheduled for 8 p. The performance is sold out. In addition, a limited Philip Glass Leonard Cohen Book Of Longing of tickets for the dinner and performance are still available see below for details. A discussion with the two artists, sponsored by Lively Arts and the Aurora Forum, at p.

Nocturnus The Key Stewart Cherlin. The current article is the second in a series of articles titled "Apprehension and Longings" by the author on classical music from the early twentieth century. Cohen reminds us of his Jewish identify throughout The Book of Longing, often in witty ways reminiscent of our sages. In the spirit of answering Ennio Morricone The Mission question with a question Cohen intones.

Cohen like so many of his generation was drawn to Eastern spirituality, in his case Zen Buddhism. He pays homage of Zen masters in The Book of Longing. His songs have always reflected this. Cohen is present on the album speaking not singing some of his poems, and Glass also has set Jacob Miller Healing Of A Nation of James Brown In The Jungle Groove to music, with singing by a soprano Dominique Plaisanta mezzo-soprano Tara Hugoa tenor Will Eratand a bass-baritone Daniel Keeling.

It's not that Book of Longing ever sounds like Death of a Ladies' Manbut the similarity lies in the mixture of two distinct styles. For better or worse, Death of a Ladies' Man sounds like what Lil Louis The World Blackout would expect of the unlikely mixture of Cohen 's droll, deep-voiced singing with Spector 's elaborate production style, and Book of Longing is, as one might expect, a fusion of Cohen 's poetic voice with Glass ' distinctive circular rhythmic motifs.

It is actually somewhat more respectful of the text than Songs from Liquid Daysalthough listeners still may find it odd to hear art songs in which Cohen 's sometimes R-rated language is sung in a formal style by classically trained voices. These selections alternate with a series of tracks, notably "Not a Jew," "I Enjoyed the Laughter," "Don't Have the Proof," and "I Am Now Able," in which Cohen without any musical backing recites a very short poem either before or after a solo by an individual instrument oboe, violin, saxophone, and cello, respectively.

Cohen may still be at his best as his own interpreter, but this is one of the more interesting and ambitious attempts to recast his writing in musical form. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Blues Classical Country. Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Toronto will be the first to experience the musical achievement of Philip Glass' new concert work based on the poetry of Leonard Cohen's Book of Longing.

Just one example of how imagination comes alive at Luminato, Toronto's inaugural multi-disciplinary arts festival taking place June 1 - 10, It's all about imagination stirred in a new Toronto tradition, MK Featuring Alana Burning up Canadian style and peppered by the world. Six years in the making, our stars are finally aligned and I am very excited to open the performance in Toronto.

For me, this is both a departure from my past work and a fulfillment of an artistic dream. Philip Glass, in the year of his 70th birthday, is currently composing a new score set to Cohen's first poetry collection in over 20 years.

Cohen's words will be eloquently expressed in an evening-length concert work performed by a seven-piece instrumental ensemble and four singers, with Glass on keyboards. This unprecedented occasion represents a once-in-a-lifetime experience for audiences of all backgrounds. The things that continue to be unveiled in Leonard's world are astounding. I wonder if it will be recorded for posterity.

And Glass plans to come to Toronto for the work's premiere at the multidisciplinary arts festival, scheduled to take place June 1 to 10,


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  1. BOOK OF LONGING PHILIP GLASS & LEONARD COHEN A Song Cycle based on the Poetry and Artwork of Leonard Cohen DISC 1 1. Prologue - I Can't Make The Hills 2. I Came Down from the Mountain
  2. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Digipak CD release of Book Of Longing on Discogs/5(16).
  3. The current article turns to new work by Philip Glass based on the poetry and drawings of Leonard Cohen titled the Book of Longing (McClelland And Stewart Ltd., Toronto Harper-Collins, New York, ). Cohen reminds us of his Jewish identify throughout The Book of Longing, often in witty ways reminiscent of our sages.
  4. by Dick Straub. Leonard shared an early draft of his poetry book, Book of Longing, with Philip in an afternoon conversation that stretched into evening. According to Glass, Leonard read him most of the draft. In the program for his work, Glass writes that he found the .
  5. An evening length by Philip Glass based on the poetry and images of Leonard Cohen, Book of Longing has been composed for ensemble, singers, spoken word and imagery. The culmination of years of mutual admiration between two of the most celebrated musical artists of their generation, the piece features new music by Glass inspired by Cohen's book of the same name published in
  6. Leonard and I first began talking about a poetry and music collaboration more than six years ago. We met at that time in Los Angeles, and he had with him a manuscript that became the basis of the collection of poetry now published as the Book of Longing.
  7. Mar 25,  · Check out Book of Longing by Philip Glass/Leonard Cohen on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on creature666.deinfo(3).

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