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In-class exercise: Glassworks

Glassworks is a chamber music work of six movements by Philip Glass. It is regarded as being a characteristically Glass-like work. Following his larger-scale concert and stage works, Glassworks was Philip Glass’s successful attempt to create a more pop-oriented “Walkman-suitable” work, with considerably shorter and more accessible pieces written for the recording studio. The studio album was released in 1982.

Glassworks was intended to introduce my music to a more general audience than had been familiar with it up to then.

—Philip Glass

Please download the following .zip file and find your partition. You will be working on your 30 second piece, animate a white circle on a black background. You can use:

- keyframes
- layers
- cameras
- lighting effects
- pre-compositions

phillip_glass_glassworks_opening