In anticipation of Stanford Lively Arts’ West Coast premiere of Book of Longing, the Aurora Forum and Lively Arts present Philip Glass and Leonard Cohen together in conversation about their lives, works, and this unique collaboration. Book of Longing intertwines Glass’s signature musical style with Cohen’s images and recently published poetry collection of the same name. Book of Longing is a collection of 150 poems and song lyrics written mostly on Mount Baldy near Los Angeles where the poet spent 12 years in Zen training under the guidance of Joshu Sasaki Roshi. When Cohen went down the mountain to meet with composer Philip Glass and read from the manuscript that was the basis of this new collection, Glass immediately proposed that he create an evening-length musical work based on the poetry and illustrations. Join us for an evening that explores the hearts and minds of two great contemporary artists.
Official Website: http://auroraforum.stanford.edu/events.php?id=48
Added by Ruthless on September 25, 2007