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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 19 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »

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 2018/III Interférences (Short) (soundtrack) (completed)
 2018/II Interférences (Short) (completed)
 2013 Китти (Short) (completed)
 2018 Taniel (Short) (music by)
 2017 Grisaille (Short)
 2017 The Oasis Collective: To The Wild (Video short)
 2017/III Indigo (Short)
 2017/II Джейн (Documentary)
 2017 Karenina & I (Documentary)
 2016 The Last Dalai Lama? (Documentary) (original score)
 2015 Maslacak (Documentary short)
 2015 Singing Praise to Sun and Weapons (TV Series documentary)
 2015 Choosing Life (Video short)
 2015/III Mama (Short)
 2015 The Neighbours Project (Documentary short)
 2015/I Low
 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 Посетители (Documentary) (music)
 2013 Re: Awakenings (Documentary short)
 2013 The Perfect American (TV Movie)
 2012 God's House (Documentary)
 2012 Zejsc na ziemie (Documentary short)
 2011 Portals
 2011 Londoness (Documentary short)
 2011 Елена
 2011/II Rebirth (Documentary)
 2011 They Were There (Documentary short)
 2010 Harmonium Mountain (Short)
 2010 The Earth: Our Home (Documentary) (original music by)
 2010 Наш дом
 2010 Kepler (TV Movie)
 2009 Les regrets
 2008 What Are You Looking For? (Documentary short)
 2008 Recursion (Short)
 2008 Objects and Memory (Documentary)
 2007 Deferred (Video documentary short)
 2007 Little Things (Short)
 2007 Repeat (Short)
 2007 Les animaux amoureux (Documentary)
 2006 Tiger (Documentary)
 2006 A Broken Sole
 2006 Black Box: UFO Secrets (TV Movie)
 2006 Counting Water (Short)
 2006 White Shadows (Video documentary)
 2006 Nasiona (Documentary short)
 2006 Abused (Documentary)
 2006 El drama de la memoria (Short)
 2006 Катание по Марсу (Documentary short)
 2005 The Giant Buddhas (Documentary)
 2005 Исчезающие (Short)
 2005 Усы (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 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 Les origines du SIDA (Documentary)
 2003 Pandemic: Facing AIDS (TV Mini-Series documentary)
 2003 Туман войны (Documentary) (original music by)
 2002 Чaсы
 2002 Накойкаци (Documentary)
 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 Le corset (Short)
 1999 The Eden Myth
 1999 Источник (Documentary)
 1998 Fast Track (Short)
 1997 Кундун
 1996 Absence Stronger Than Presence (Documentary short)
 1996 Départ immédiat (Short)
 1995 Impetus Apaches (Short)
 1995 Свидетельство (Documentary short)
 1995 Jenipapo
 1995 Journey to Enlightenment (TV Movie documentary)
 1995 3000 scénarios contre un virus (TV Series) (1 episode)
- La chambre (1995)
 1994 La mort de 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 Душа мира (Documentary short)
 1991 A Walk Through Prospero's Library (TV Short documentary)
 1990 Mindwalk
 1989 La chiesa
 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)
 1984 Déraillements (Documentary)
 1983 Four American Composers (TV Movie documentary)
 1982 Koyaanisqatsi (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:

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

Publicity Listings:

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

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Facebook | Official Site | See more »

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Phil Glass


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[on 'The Perfect American', his opera about Walt Disney] The unique thing about American culture is that high and popular culture are closely related. Disney understood that. What makes this opera interesting is that it shows the best of American character - and some of the worst. See more »


The only (Western) classical composer so far to appear on Saturday Night Live (1975). See more »


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