Glassworks | A Deep Listening Party

Whitney George at Living Room

Sat, Apr 14 at 10 p.m.   |   90 minutes

Come in comfortable clothing and prepare to sink into your auditory surroundings for this one-of-a-kind Olio event.

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Listen to everything all the time and remind yourself when you are not listening.
-Pauline Oliveros

Join us for an intimate and after-hours Olio for a guided listening of Philip Glass's album Glassworks. A pivotal album of it's time, Glassworks was released in 1982 on LP as a continuous 'classical' composition. At a time when Indian ragas and sitar music was all the rage, minimalism broke into the 'popular' music genre with crossover artists like Philip Glass (who later would release the collaborative albumSongs from Liquid Days (1986)).


We'll begin the evening by talking about different modes of listening as advocated by composers like Copland, Bernstein, and Oliveros, and jump into a listening of Alvin Lucier's I am Sitting in a Room before delving into a non-stop listening of Glass's Glassworks. Come in comfortable clothing (read: pajamas) and prepare to sink into your auditory surroundings for this one-of-a-kind Olio event.

Teacher: Whitney George

George holds an undergraduate degree from the California Institute of the Arts, a masters degree from Brooklyn College Conservatory, and is currently continuing her studies as a PhD candidate at the CUNY Grad Center. In addition to her composing and conducting, George teaches at Brooklyn College, works at the Hitchcock Institute of American Studies and is the Managing Director for New York's AME.


Venue: Living Room

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