Friday, December 2, 2011

Via JMG: Philip Glass Addresses OWS

After the conclusion of his opera Satyagraha, last night minimalist composer Philip Glass exited Lincoln Center to address a gathered crowd of Occupy Wall Street protesters. OWS stressed that they were not there to specifically diss Glass' opera. Instead the protest was directed "at a certain disparity between its lofty moral message and the machinery of corporate arts funding." (I should note that Lincoln Center recently remodeled after a $100M gift from oil baron David Koch.) Also addressing the crowd was rock legend Lou Reed, who was there with his wife Laurie Anderson. (Tipped by JMG reader Will)

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