Interview with Philip Glass
November 22nd, 1993
Paul Festa: First of all, what is a knee play, and where did it get its name?
PF: Who else was on your short list?
PF: The overall effect of the knee play is quite beautiful, but Einstein is working pretty hard at his arpeggios. Is he practicing?
PF: You've objected to the use of the term "minimalism" to describe your music. Is there anything meaningful about the term, and is there another which more accurately categorizes your music?
PF: How do you see your role in the tradition of Western classical music? Have you built something continuous out of the tradition?
PF: I guess my question is whether the route that you took broke off more suddenly than...