Of Note: Philip Glass' Composition Metamophosis is 'Like Color Coating a Glacier'

Jun 18, 2019

When violinist Anne Akiko Meyers embarked on a new interpretation of Philip Glass' "Metamorphosis," the composer directed her to his longtime collaborator Michael Reisman.

Turns out Reisman was already collaborating with Meyers in her new release in an arrangement of Arvo Pärt's "Fratres."

These two meditative pieces on Meyers' album Mirror in Mirror (itself a reference to Pärt) contribute to a whole characterized by haunting beauty—featuring lullabies and sunken ships.

"You have to create this beautiful sonic world full of color and movement and breath, and to make it sing, yet while sculpting these long, slow notes," says Meyers of Reisman's adaptation.  "It felt to me like color coating a glacier." 

Listen to the full conversation between Of Note's Katy Henriksen and violinist Anne Akiko Meyers by clicking on the streaming link above.