The Philip Glass Institute: Composing a Creative Life

CoPA Cross-Disciplinary: Coll of Performing Arts

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Composing a Creative Life

Spring 2020

Taught By: Lisa Bielawa

Section: A

CRN: 6594

Credits: 2

"Composing a Creative Life is the flagship course of the new Philip Glass Institute at The New School, led by the composer, performer, longtime vocalist of the Philip Glass Ensemble and Co-Founder with Glass of the MATA Festival in NYC, Lisa Bielawa. Composing a Creative Life is structured around a series of guest lectures led by a broad range of artists and managers from all corners of the performing arts field. The course will be an incubator for the sharing of ideas around the role of artists in our cultural climate and in society at large, viewed through the lens of Glass’s and Bielawa’s own community of artistic and business collaborators. A voracious collaborator, Glass’s voice and career path grew up outside of institutional models, emphasizing entrepreneurial thinking, groundbreaking business models, and artistic autonomy, thus providing a new and alternative model for the next generations of artists. Coursework will include guided project assignments combining artistic conceptualization with logistical and practical thinking: What place does this project hold in the world? How can this project lead to change? AND: Who do I need on the team for this project? What specific challenges does this project present? Representing areas of knowledge from performance to publishing, composing to management, choreography to film, and more, guests will include choreographer Lucinda Childs, members of the Philip Glass Ensemble, representatives from Glass’s own publisher and record label, and Philip Glass himself.

College: Mannes School of Music (MC)

Department: Coll of Performing Arts (COPA)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 16

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 9:30am 9/21/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:40pm

Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th

Room: 350

Date Range: 1/27/2020 - 5/11/2020