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'Glass & Blood' Will Highlight Philip Glass's Bloodiest Film Scores; Michael Riesman and Chase Spruill Perform

By Jaime Prisco j.prisco@classicalite.com on Dec 04, 2014 11:49 AM EST

Le Poisson Rouge will be presenting “Glass & Blood,” concert works from the bloodiest film scores by Philip Glass. The New York premiere of this show with include new suites from Dracula, Candyman and The Hours for violin and piano.

Michael Riesman will be on piano with Chase Spruill playing the violin. Riesman, a multi-talented composer, conductor, keyboardist and record producer, has also been the musical director of the world-renowned Philip Glass Ensemble since 1976. He has had a long-standing relationship with Philip Glass and has conducted the Oscar-nominated scores Notes on a Scandal, The Truman Show and Martin Scorsese’s Kundun.

This concert comes at a perfect time, with Glass’s score for the 1992 film Candyman recently being released on vinyl. One Way Static announced this long-awaited vinyl pressing and started sending out a limited edition of copies to anxious fans in late October.

The vinyl comes packaged in a gatefold sleeve with a unique close-up bee shot for the cover art. Different variations of the record are available as well. One wax variant appeared on “bee striped” vinyl, with another appearing on “silver mirror” vinyl, with the two being randomly inserted in a run of 500 copies. Clive Barker, author of The Forbidden, which the 1992 film was based on, also sold a clear yellow vinyl version on his personal website.

But only 100 of this version were created. The record will also appear on standard black wax and as a limited-edition cassette.

The live show will be premiering Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. If you are a Philip Glass fan or even just a fan of the haunting sounds of horror movies, tickets for this spooky show are available here.

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TagsPhilip Glass, film scores, Le Poisson Rouge, Dracula, Candyman, The Hours, piano, violin, Chase Spruill, Michael Reisman

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