Philip Glass Remix Album Due in the Fall

Phillip Glass Headshot - P 2012
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The influential minimalist composer's work will be reimagined by Beck and others in a two-CD set that will help mark Glass' 75th birthday.

The long-gestating Philip Glass remix album is officially official.

Rework: Philip Glass Remixed, a two-disc set reportedly inspired by discussions between the influential minimalist composer and L.A. alt-rocker Beck, will street Oct. 23 via Orange Mountain Music, Ernest Jenning and the Kora Records. The project is one among many marking Glass’ 75th birthday on Jan. 31.

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Beck will contribute a track called “NYC: 73-78” to the album, which also includes cuts of the composer’s work from such acts as Tyondai Braxton, My Great Ghost, Dan Deacon, Memory Tapes and Peter Broderick.

The Juilliard-trained Glass has written symphonies, operas and many film scores. He is a three-time Oscar nominee for his original scores for Notes on a Scandal (2006), The Hours (2002) and Kundun (1997) and a Golden Globe winner for The Truman Show (1998). His repetitive music brought avant-garde into the mainstream, and he has influenced and collaborated with any number of artists from Mick Jagger and Paul Simon to David Bowie and Lou Reed to Brian Eno and Bjork.

Glass is set to perform Sept. 21 in New York as part of the I’ll Be Your Mirror festival, and a revival of his 1976 opera Einstein on the Beach continues next month and through March with multiple dates in Brooklyn, Berkeley, Calif., Mexico City, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.

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Here is the track list for Rework. Watch Glass perform music from The Hours below.

Disc 1
"Music in Twelve Parts, Part 1," My Great Ghost
"Rubric (Remix)," Tyondai Braxton
"Knee 1 (Remix)," Nosaj Thing
"Alight Spiral Ship (Philip Glass Remix)," Dan Deacon
"Warda's Whorehouse Inside Out Version," Amon Tobin
"Etoile Polaire: Little Dipper," Silver Alert
"Floe '87 (Remix)," Memory Tapes
"Opening From Glassworks," Cornelius 3

Disc 2
"NYC: 73-78," Beck
"Protest (Remix)," Jóhann Jóhannsson
"Mad Rush Organ (Remix)," Pantha du Prince
"Island (Remix)," Peter Broderick