Philip Glass has signed a contract to write a memoir with W.W. Norton & Company, the New York Times reports. The book will be published by the Liveright & Company division.
Of course, the story of Philip Glass is in many ways the story of a long-gone New York. His early performances at Jonas Mekas’s Film-Makers Cinemathèque, Paula Cooper Gallery and various old downtown lofts, as well as his days of working as a plumber in SoHo, will surely document a neighborhood that barely resembles its past, as Bob Dylan’s Chronicles Vol. One did with the West Village of the early 60’s.
Next year marks Mr. Glass’s 75th birthday. There will be a mini-festival of his work at the Park Avenue Armory to celebrate.