Saturday, November 14, 2009

How To Play the Piano Like Philip Glass

Torley's 10-minute tutorial on how to to play piano in the style of Philip Glass begs an important question: is the ease with which one can imitate Glass' piano style a symptom of cliché-ridden gimmickry or a genuinely populist style that can be a springboard for young pianist/composers to explore in the hope of eventually finding their own voice?

(Via Kottke)


  1. it's all about the chromatic mediant.

  2. Anonymous9:01 AM

    i think of minimalism to be one of the most influential things to happen to music in the 20th century. however, glass, reich, and riley are a lot more artful than this fellow's drugged out improvisation.

  3. This video cannot be serious....I actually find it offensive.