Philip Glass

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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 22 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »


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The Illusionist Composer
The Hours Composer
The Truman Show Music Department
Kundun Composer


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 2021 History of World Cinema (Documentary short) (original music by) (pre-production)
  Singing Praise to Sun and Weapons (TV Series documentary) (filming)
  Un lugar llamado música. (Documentary) (filming)
  The Green Veil (TV Mini Series) (1 episode) (post-production)
 2013 Kitti (Short) (completed)
  Little Things (Short)
 2020 Diena reaktoriuje (Documentary)
 2020 The Land of Azaba (Documentary)
 2020 Candyman (Short) (score by)
 2020 Closer (Video short)
 2020 Tales from the Loop (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- Home (2020)
- Enemies (2020)
- Parallel (2020)
- Control (2020)
- Echo Sphere (2020)
 2019 Universal Machine (Short)
 2019 Descent into the Maelstrom (Documentary)
 2018 Riding with this Abilities (Documentary)
 2018 Taniel (Short) (music by)
 2017 The Oasis Collective: To The Wild (Video short) (uncredited)
 2017/II Jane (Documentary) (original score)
 2017 Karenina & I (Documentary)
 2016 The Last Dalai Lama? (Documentary) (music score)
 2015 Maslacak (Documentary short)
 2015 Fantastic Four (music by)
 2015 Choosing Life (Video short)
 2015/III Mama (Short)
 2015 The Neighbours Project (Documentary short)
 2015/I Low
 2014 Leviathan
 2014 Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro, Sr. (Documentary short)
 2013 Berta (Documentary short) (music by)
 2013 Op-Docs (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 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 Besa: The Promise (Documentary)
 2012 Zejsc na ziemie (Documentary short)
 2012 The Apostle
 2011 Portals
 2011 Londoness (Documentary short)
 2011 Elena
 2011/II Rebirth (Documentary)
 2011 They Were There (Documentary short)
 2010 Harmonium Mountain (Short)
 2010 Walk in the Clouds (Documentary short) (music by)
 2010 The Earth: Our Home (Documentary) (original music by)
 2010 Nosso Lar
 2010 Kepler (TV Movie)
 2010 Mr. Nice
 2009 Transcendent Man (Documentary)
 2009 Regrets
 2008 What Are You Looking For? (Documentary short)
 2008 Guarda Livros (TV Series)
 2008 Laura (Short)
 2008 Objects and Memory (Documentary)
 2007 Deferred (Video documentary short)
 2007 Repeat (Short)
 2007 Animals in Love (Documentary)
 2007 Glass (Documentary)
 2007 Hard-Hearted
 2007 Laura (Short)
 2006 Tiger (Documentary)
 2006 A Broken Sole
 2006 UFO Files (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 2006 Counting Water (Short)
 2006 White Shadows (Video documentary)
 2006 The Seeds (Documentary short)
 2006 Abused (Documentary)
 2006 A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash (Video documentary)
 2006 El drama de la memoria (Short)
 2006 Roving Mars (Documentary short)
 2005 The Giant Buddhas (Documentary)
 2005 Neverwas
 2005 Disparait, v. (Short)
 2005 The Moustache (musical composition by)
 2004 Aztec Legend (Short)
 2004 Clive Barker: Raising Hell (Video documentary short)
 2004 Sweets to the Sweet: The Candyman Mythos (Video documentary short)
 2004 Going Upriver (Documentary)
 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
 2003 Pandemic: Facing AIDS (TV Mini Series documentary)
 2003 The Fog of War (Documentary) (original music by)
 2002 The Mind and Times of Virginia Woolf (Documentary short)
 2002 The Hours
 2002 Naqoyqatsi (Documentary)
 2002 I Hope (Short)
 2002/I Passage (Short)
 2001 Diaspora (Short)
 2001 L'anima in luce (Documentary)
 2001 The Man in the Bath (Short)
 2000 Armonie dell'Estasi (Documentary)
 2000 Négy évszak a Halak Szigetén (TV Movie documentary)
 1999 Sin ceder (Documentary short)
 1999 The Eden Myth
 1999 Le corset (Short)
 1999 The Souce (Documentary)
 1998 Fast Track (Short)
 1997 Perfect Moment (Documentary)
 1997 Kundun
 1997 Bent
 1996 Absence Stronger Than Presence (Documentary short)
 1996 Départ immédiat (Short)
 1995 Evidence (Documentary short)
 1995 Impetus Apaches (Short)
 1995 The Interview
 1995 Journey to Enlightenment (TV Movie documentary)
 1995 3000 scénarios contre un virus (TV Series) (1 episode)
- La chambre (1995)
 1994 The Death of Molière (Video)
 1993 La légende
 1993 Sara
 1992 Art on Film, Program 4: Voice (Documentary)
 1992 Privé de vieillesse (Short)
 1992 The Arctic (TV Series documentary)
 1992 Candyman
 1991 A Walk Through Prospero's Library (TV Movie documentary)
 1991 A Brief History of Time (Documentary)
 1991 Anima Mundi (Documentary short)
 1990 Mindwalk
 1990 Rus
 1989 The Church
 1988 The Thin Blue Line (Documentary)
 1988 Powaqqatsi (Documentary)
 1987 Monolithe (TV Movie documentary)
 1986 The Kitchen Presents Two Moon July (Documentary)
 1986 Dead End Kids
 1985 Empire City (Documentary)
 1984 A Perfect Couple (Short)
 1984 High Wire (Documentary short)
 1984 Déraillements (Documentary)
 1983 Four American Composers (TV Movie documentary)
 1982 Koyaanisqatsi (Documentary)
 1980 Vivre est une solution (Documentary)
 1979 Dance (Film-as-Set Design) (Short) (composer)
 1975 The Lost Ones
 1971 End of the Art World (Documentary short)
 1970 Marco (Documentary)
 1968 Inquiring Nuns (Documentary)
 1968 Railroaded (Short)
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Other Works:

He wrote the prelude and incidental music for Samuel Beckett's play, "Endgame," in the American Repertory Theatre production at the Loeb Stage in Cambridge, Massachusetts with Ben Halley Jr. (Hamm) and John Bottoms (Clov) in the cast. JoAnne Akalitis was director. Douglas Stein was set designer. Kurt Wilhelm was costume ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Phil Glass


5' 8½" (1.74 m)

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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. I did it because the training, the habits of work - those are lifelong accomplishments. See more »


Was friends with Peter Schickele while at Juilliard. See more »


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