Tag: Philip Glass

Philip Glass: A Life in Music, and in the East Village

World-renowned composer and East Village denizen Philip Glass was born on January 31, 1937  in Baltimore.  The child of Jewish emigrants from Lithuania, his mother aided Holocaust survivors and recent arrivals to America by allowing them to stay at their

Farewell to Al Orensanz, a Lower East Side Cultural Hero

Today GVSHP pays its respects to Al Orensanz, the Director of the Angel Orensanz Foundation for the past 30 years, who passed away on Saturday, July 23. Al, along with his brother Angel, was a cultural hero in New York

Life, Out of Balance and On Film

On April 28th, 1982, the landmark film Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of  Balance had its world premiere. A stunning, wordless, 86 minute visual collage featuring images of natural beauty, urban decay and renewal, pollution, nuclear proliferation, and the abstraction,  alienation, and