Does Sufjan Stevens owe minimalist composer Philip Glass a fat royalty check? Not literally—I’m not saying he’s done any direct rips—but something my father pointed out when I was home for the holidays is that most of Stevens’ songs, for all their elaborate arrangements, are built on the kind of undulating foundation that’s the hallmark of Glass’ music. Now it leaps out at me whenever I hear it. Just as an exercise, put on, say, Solo Piano, then give Illinois a listen.
Sufjan in Similar Motion?
January 23rd, 2007 · 2 Comments
Tags: Art & Culture