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Happy 75th, Philip Glass

Glass's Birthday Cake, by the Cake Boss.

To honor Philip Glass’s birthday on January 31st, there are some interesting recordings of Philip Glass circulating throughout the internet.  One recording is works by Glass played on accordion (by what capitalism was).  U Can Unlearn Guitar interprets and “covers” album Glassworks, called Glassworked.  And for those who love mash-ups, radio station WFMU is streaming what they call Glassbreaks. It’s a delicate blend of Hip Hop and Glass, featuring songs like Einstein on the Beast, a combination of  Einstein on The Beach and The Beastie Boys.

You can also stream more of Glass’s music at DRAM and Naxos (BGSU Authentication required), and look for even more scores and sound recordings by searching “Glass, Philip” in the library’s catalog.


Free Sounds

Sounds needed?  Wander on over to the FreeSound Project.  According to their website, “The Freesound Project is a collaborative database of Creative Commons licensed sounds. Freesound focuses only on sound, not songs.”

Image by pol ubeda

For more sounds and sound effects, visit the Music Listening Center to check out our Sounds Effects Index, which lists hundreds of SFX recordings within the library and archives.  Or try a Subject Search for the word “sounds” in the catalog.