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Philip Glass’ defamiliarizing lens

How are we to make sense of composer Philip Glass’s musical minimalism? At his most accessible, his works have found their way into movies like “The Truman Show” and “The Hours.” Yet his more conceptually daring  compositions can still appear alienating and intimidating to most audiences. So how should we get to know Glass’s work? Through poetry,…

Stanford Live: Looking ahead to next fall

Stanford Live recently released the calendar of performances for its fifth season, and once again, it’s booked some of the biggest names in music. What should you keep your eye on for fall quarter? Philip Glass (9/29) Those of you unfamiliar with Philip Glass may instead be familiar with the 1998 film “The Truman Show,” or…