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Koyaanisqatsi to Kundun, Philip Glass explains his approach to composing film soundtracks.

Memoir by Philip Glass, the world-renowned composer of symphonies, operas and film scores.

Asked to write the score for visionary 1982 documentary Koyaanisqatsi, Glass discovered a new avenue for his musical composition. He later worked with Martin Scorsese, writing the soundtrack for Kundun (1997).

Reader: Kerry Shale

Writer: Philip Glass

Abridger: Laurence Wareing

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron

Music details:

Track: "Evening Song" (from Satygraha)

CD: The Essential Philip Glass

Label: Sony

Track: "The Grid"

CD: Koyaanisqatsi

Label: Island

Track: "Closing"

CD: Glassworks

Label: CBS.