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Reasons to love New York!

Empire State Building, NYC, New Yorkvia process-vision
Great vintage show showing building massing. Note the peacock fan details at the top of the window shafts.
Matteo Pericoli draws views from the windows of famous New York creatives.  This is the view from Philip Glass’s window.  ”Water tanks, air-conditioning, and exhaust pipes,” says Glass. “The infrastructure of New York in plain view. I love it!”
Image from a rather nice article in NYU Alumni Magazine "Bohemian Symphony - Downtown Music’s Glory Days Owe Much to Mingling" by James Jung
“I’ve lived in New York for 50 years,” he says. “For the first time in 50 years, I got a call from the New York Philharmonic. It took 50 years. I mean, give me a break, you guys. And they’re interested in a piece I wrote in 1980. It’s a ‘premiere’!”

Philip Glass speaks on being an outsider. Goodness.

Read the full interview here

“When I was a kid working at the steel mills, when you stood in front of the furnace, the heat that came off was amazing. And I feel that in many ways New York was, for me, the furnace — the cultural furnace. Just standing in that heat warms you up.”
Philip Glass in Esquire Magazine.  Read more here
Philip Glass = New York.
Is this relevant, even in a tangential kind of way? Yes, I think so.

I went up the Empire State Building this afternoon.  I made my way through the crowds and found myself a spot to look out through the haze at all those glass towers stretching to the sky.  All the while, my default internal soundtrack was courtesy of Mr. Philip Glass.

New York, New York, it’s a wonderful town.

Minimalism is just so New York, isn’t it?