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AVAILABLE SCORES:
1000 Airplanes On the Roof at ChesterNovello.com

RELATED RECORDINGS:
1000 Airplanes on the Roof on Virgin

RELATED BOOKS:
1000 Airplanes on the Roof by Philip Glass, David Henry Hwang and Jerome Sirlin

CATEGORIES:
Theater

1000 Airplanes on the Roof

Music/theater work in one act (1988) 90'

Music by Philip Glass.
Text by David Henry Hwang.

CAST:
Actor (speech only) S; fl (pic, bcl, wind syn). fl (ssx). ssx (asx, tsx)/ 2 syn

COMMISSION:
Commissioned by the Donau Festival Niederoesterreich, the American Music Theather Festival, Philadelphia, PA and Berlin, Cultural City of Europe 1988

PREMIERE:
July 5, 1988 at the Vienna International Airport, Hangar No. 3

SYNOPSIS:
The character "M" recalls encounters with extra-terrestrial life forms, including their message, "It is better to forget, it is pointless to remember. No one will believe you." Are the surrealistic details an accurate recollection of a voyage through space, part of a drug-induced nightmare, or the beginning of a mental breakdown?

NOTES:
1000 Airplanes on the Roof is a so called "science fiction music drama" with music by Philip Glass, story by David Henry Hwang and holographic set projections by Jerome Sirlin's.

PUBLISHER:
Dunvagen Music Publishers
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