Ned Rorem in New York City - 26 July, 1989

from Lies: A Diary 1986-1999, page 173:

We rent videos. I could never have gazed upon The Thin Blue Line, because of its insistent pain, had not its protagonst, in reality, been released last week from his Texan prison. But I wanted to hear Philip Glass's score. Glass has found his niche. The Rashomonian repetitions in the script would have been boring were it not for Glass's boring music, music which because of its monotony ties up, locates, and heightens an otherwise banal scene.

cite as

Ned Rorem, Lies: A Diary 1986-1999 (New York, 2002), p. 173. accessed: 21 May, 2024

location of experience: New York City


Ned Rorem
Critic, essayist, Composer, Diarist […]

Listening to

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Soundtrack to The Thin Blue Line
written by Philip Glass

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 July, 1989
Medium playback
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by pashworth on Wed, 22 Jul 2015 09:48:16 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 14:16:51 +0000