Friday, December 07, 2007

Philip Glass on Sesame Street

Apparently these shorts, a series called "Geometry of Circles," date from about 1979, but I don't recall seeing them on the show myself. The music is characteristic of Glass's late-70s work like North Star and Einstein on the Beach. (Hm... the Muppet Wiki uses the same two points of reference for the music as I did.)

4 Comments:

At Saturday, December 8, 2007 at 10:21:00 AM PST, Anonymous doafy said...

You don't remember this? I totally do. I loved this bit. I always found it soothing.

Lance watched over my shoulder and said, "Dude, geometry rules!"

 
At Saturday, December 8, 2007 at 4:11:00 PM PST, Blogger Adam Villani said...

If it does ring a bell for me, it's a very distant, faint bell. They must have started showing this after I had stopped watching the show on a regular basis.

 
At Monday, December 10, 2007 at 4:50:00 AM PST, Blogger Theodore said...

The segment starting around 1:30 is the part I definitely remember, though the whole thing remains familiar.

Hmmm. Now I understand why Philip Glass' music didn't seem too strange to me when I heard it as an almost-adult. It's true -- Sesame Street *is* subversive!

 
At Monday, December 10, 2007 at 8:50:00 AM PST, Anonymous clynne said...

Yeah, I remember it but only vaguely. I suspect Adam was mostly finished watching SS at this point and we both only caught it when you were watching.

 

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