THE minimalist composer is the latest subject of my Influences column in the Los Angeles Times.
We spoke about his teacher Nadia Boulanger, sitar player Ravi Shankar, composer/philosopher John Cage, Gandhi and Allen Ginsberg, who Glass got to know well.
I mentioned to Glass before we started to talk for real that I had a new respect for anyone who wrote music since I'd started a very amateur study of music theory. He told me it's not hard for kids -- as his nine-year-old son is showing him. "Their minds are much more agile."
HERE is the full piece.
He'll be at the Hollywood Bowl next Tuesday.