These two pillars of composition and interpretation come together in a program that pays homage to the great poet and mutual friend, Allen Ginsberg. The evening consists of compositions by both Philip Glass and Patti Smith and may include such works as Footnote to Howl, Magic Psalm, Wichita Vortex Sutra, and Glass’ own Etudes #2.
As a backdrop to The Poet Speaks, Smith and Glass have worked together to curate a projected collage of images, paintings and photographs of Allen Ginsberg, illustrating the complete depth of the poet and his profound reach beyond the words that pulse through the evening.
“For me, agression, sex and beauty go together. Much of my work has been about memories of violence and pain. Nowadays if I make a drawing I’m trying to draw love, but love isn’t always gentle.”—Tracey Emin