Koyaanisqatsi by Godfrey Reggio
Life out of balance (1983)
Original music composed by Philip Glass
Antilles 422-814 042
Ko.yaa.nis.qatsi (from the Hopi language), n. 1. Crazy life. 2. Life in turmoil. 3. Life disintegrating. 4. Life out of balance. 5. A state of life that calls for another way of living.
This album contains selections from the soundtrack of the motion picture Koyaanisqatsi... a film that, without dialogue or narrative structure, produces a unique and intense look at the super structure of modern life.
Koyaanisqatsi lets you experience the acceleration and density of modern society in a new way. It invites you to consider the benevolence of technology and the notion of progess in the world we live in. A world out of balance.
Original music composed by Philip Glass.
Produced by Kurt Munkacsi & Philip Glass.
Conductor: Michael Riesman.
Voice of "Koyaanisqatsi": Albert de Ruiter. Chorus: The Western
Wind Vocal Ensemble. Keyboards: Michael Riesman. Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet:
Jack Kripl. Saxophone: Jon Gibson / Richard Peck. Saxophone, Bass Clarinet:
Bob Mintzer. Piccolo, Flute: Tom Nyfenger. Trumpet: Lew Soloff / Charles
Lewis / Lowell Hershey / Mark Gould / Allan Dean. French Horn: Sharon Moe
/ Peter Gordon / Russell Rizner / Brooks Tillotson / Albert Richmond. Trombone:
Bob Smith / Keith O'Quinn. Bass Trombone: George Flynn. Trombone: James Pugh.
Tuba: Warren Deck / Samuel Pilafian. Viola: Jill Jaffe / Sue Pray / Theodore
Israel / Jean Dane. Cello: Seymour Barab / Beverley Lauridsen / Kermit Moore
/ Frederick Zlotkin. Bass: John Beal / John Bongiorno.
Remix: Kurt Munkacsi / Michael Riesman / Greene St. Recording studio, NY, NY.
Recording: Joe Lopes. RCA studio. NY, NY / Roddy Hui, Greene St. Recording studio NY, NY / Dominick Maita, RPM sound studio, NY, NY. Digital tape machine: Frank Dickinson / Digital by Dickinson Bloomfield, NJ.
Special thanks: Harold
Orenstein / Lloyd Trufelman.
All music published by Dunvagen Music Publishers, Inc. New York (ASCAP). © 1983 Original sound recording made by Institute of Regional Education.