The duo will perform Glass’ 20 Etudes at the Kennedy Center
Dev Hynes announced on Instagram yesterday that he’ll be performing alongside legendary composer Philip Glass at the Kennedy Center. Taking place in Washington D.C. in March 2018, Hynes will be joining Aaron Diehl, Jenny Lin, and Jason Moran in performing Glass’ 20 pieces that he composed over a 20-year period. Each musician will perform four pieces.
This isn’t the first time the two musicians have crossed paths. Hynes covered Glass’ “Metamorphosis Three” last October and, this past September, interviewed the composer for NPR. Currently, Hynes is working on a follow-up to Freetown Sound and has said it’s “78 percent done.”
For more information and to buy tickets, you can visit the Kennedy Center here. In their NPR interview, Glass told Hynes about working at his dad’s record store in Baltimore, Maryland, and being promoted to store record buyer at 15. His dad, he said, loved music in spite of not knowing much about it. “He didn’t say this is the good music or this is the bad music or this is the classical music. We never used those words. It was all just music.”