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David Bowie and Philip Glass talk through their two symphonies

The world awoke today to the news that David Bowie, on his 66th birthday, has broken ten years of creative silence with a seminal new single, Where Are We Now?

No sooner was the news off the wires than those clever people at Sinfini.com had Bowie online, shooting the musical breeze with Philip Glass who composed two symphonies on themes by his pop here. Watch them below. Read more here.

 

David Bowie performing onstage, October 1995

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  1. Neil Tobin says:

    Indeed a very nice article, but suggesting that Sinfini cleared the decks to get a something newsworthy up is a liberty. According to the date it’s been floating around their website since November! All they’ve done is put it back on the front page, yes?

  2. gerald brennan says:

    “The world awoke today to the news that David Bowie, on his 66th birthday, has broken ten years of creative silence with a seminal new single, Where Are We Now?”

    Why is it seminal? Define: Strongly influencing later developments.

  3. I totally believe in this cross-pollination of musical styles. Sting, Keith Emerson, Billy Joel, and many other pop icons have classical backgrounds and fascination in fusing the styles. I hope we see more of this in the coming years. I talked more about this in my short story written in 2003, “Through the Wings”. Might there be validity in this future perception? http://jeffreybiegel.com/author.htm

  4. David Bowie for President!!

    …Seriously.

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