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Philip Glass

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Glass worked in his father's radio store and discovered music listening to the offbeat Western classical records customers didn't seem to want. He studied the violin and flute, and obtained early admission to the University of Chicago. After graduating in mathematics and philosophy, he went to New York's Juilliard ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 The Neighbours Project (Documentary short) (completed)
 2013 Kitti (Short) (completed)
 2015 Singing Praise to Sun and Weapons (TV Series documentary)
 2015 Fantastic Four (co-composer)
 2015 Low
 2015 Maslacak (Documentary short)
 2014 Leviathan
 2013 November 22, 1963 (Video documentary short)
 2013 Berta (Documentary short) (music by)
 2013 Journey of Hanuman (Video documentary)
 2013 All-Star Orchestra (TV Series) (1 episode)
- What Makes a Masterpiece (2013) ... (music composed by)
 2013 Visitors (Documentary) (music)
 2013 Re: Awakenings (Documentary short)
 2013 The Perfect American (TV Movie)
 2012 Zejsc na ziemie (Documentary short)
 2012 The Apostle
 2011 Portals (Short)
 2011 Londoness (Documentary short)
 2011 Elena
 2011/II Rebirth (Documentary)
 2011 They Were There (Documentary short)
 2010 The Earth: Our Home (Documentary) (original music by)
 2010 Kepler (TV Movie)
 2010 Mr. Nice
 2009 Transcendent Man (Documentary)
 2009 Regrets
 2008 What Are You Looking For? (Documentary short)
 2008 Objects and Memory (Documentary)
 2007 Deferred (Video documentary short)
 2007 Little Things (Short)
 2007 Repeat (Short)
 2007 Animals in Love (Documentary)
 2007 Hard-Hearted
 2006 A Broken Sole
 2006 Black Box: UFO Secrets (TV Movie)
 2006 Counting Water (Short)
 2006 The Seeds (Documentary short)
 2006 White Shadows (Video documentary)
 2006 Abused (Documentary)
 2006 A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash (Video documentary)
 2006 El drama de la memoria (Short)
 2006 Roving Mars (Documentary short)
 2006 Tiger (Documentary)
 2005 The Giant Buddhas (Documentary)
 2005 Neverwas
 2005 Disparait, v. (Short)
 2005 La moustache (musical composition by)
 2004 Undertow
 2004 Secret Window: A Look Through It (Video documentary short)
 2004 Secret Window: From Book to Film (Video documentary short)
 2004 Secret Window: Secrets Revealed (Video documentary short)
 2004 The Origins of AIDS (Documentary)
 2004 Taking Lives
 2004 Secret Window
 2004 Aztec Legend (Short)
 2004 Clive Barker: Raising Hell (Video documentary short)
 2004 Sweets to the Sweet: The Candyman Mythos (Video documentary short)
 2003 Pandemic: Facing AIDS (TV Mini-Series documentary)
 2002 The Hours
 2002 Naqoyqatsi (Documentary)
 2002/I Passage (Short)
 2001 Diaspora (Short)
 2001 The Man in the Bath (Short)
 2001 L'anima in luce (Documentary)
 2000 Armonie dell'Estasi (Documentary)
 1999 Le corset (Short)
 1999 The Eden Myth
 1999 Sin ceder (Documentary short)
 1998 Fast Track (Short)
 1997 Kundun
 1997 Ballad of the Skeletons (Short)
 1997 Bent
 1996 Absence Stronger Than Presence (Documentary short)
 1996 Départ immédiat (Short)
 1995 Evidence (Documentary short)
 1995 The Interview
 1995 Journey to Enlightenment (TV Movie documentary)
 1995 Impetus Apaches (Short)
 1994 The Death of Molière (Video)
 1994 3000 scénarios contre un virus (TV Series) (1 episode)
- La chambre (1994)
 1993 La légende
 1992 Privé de vieillesse (Short)
 1992 Candyman
 1992 Anima Mundi (Documentary short)
 1992 Art on Film, Program 4: Voice (Documentary)
 1992 The Arctic (TV Series documentary)
 1991 A Walk Through Prospero's Library (TV Short documentary)
 1991 A Brief History of Time (Documentary)
 1990 Mindwalk
 1989 The Church
 1988 The Thin Blue Line (Documentary)
 1988 Powaqqatsi (Documentary)
 1987 Monolithe (TV Short documentary)
 1986 The Kitchen Presents Two Moon July (Documentary)
 1986 Dead End Kids
 1985 Empire City (Documentary)
 1984 High Wire (Documentary short)
 1983 Four American Composers (TV Movie documentary)
 1982 Koyaanisqatsi (Documentary)
 1971 End of the Art World (Documentary short)
 1970 Marco (Documentary)
 1968 Railroaded (Short)
 1968 Inquiring Nuns (Documentary)
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Other Works:

: Composed the music for "The Elephant Man", a play by 'Bernard Pomerance' (Royale Theatre, New York City, New York, USA). See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 5 Interviews | 2 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Phil Glass


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When I was a kid, I took music lessons because my family thought that that was the sign of a good education. I didn't give my kids music education so they could become musicians. II did it because the training, the habits of work - those are lifelong accomplishments. See more »


Father of Juliet (b. 1968) and Zachary (b. 1971) with JoAnne Akalaitis; Marlowe (b. 2002) and Cameron (b. 2004) with Holly Critchlow. See more »


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