Philip Glass, AB'56, hasnít slowed down, reports the Chicago Tribune. In December, his ensemble performed two concerts at New York Cityís Avery Fisher Hall in honor of his 60th birthday. ((He's since celebrated his 61st.) Then Martin Scorsese's film Kundun-which Glass scored-opened in January. The movie tells the story of the 14th Dalai Lamaís flight from Tibet to establish an exile government. Glass, a Buddhist and an activist for Tibet, told the Tribune, "In a certain way I was doing research for this movie for 30 years without really knowing it." Next up: Nonesuch Records releases a ten-disc collection of Glassís works this spring.

[Chicago Journal]

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