ASCAP congratulates composer Philip Glass, who will receive a 2012 Praemium Imperiale arts award by the Japan Art Association at a ceremony in Tokyo on October 23rd.
The Praemium Imperiale is a global arts prize awarded annually by the Japan Art Association. Since its inauguration in 1989, it has become a mark of the arts. Six nomination committees, each chaired by an International Advisor, propose candidates in five fields: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, Music and Theatre/Film.
From the Japan Art Association: "For many, Philip Glass is an icon of contemporary music. His music is often referred to as being part of the "minimal music" movement, though Glass himself prefers to describe it as music based on repetitive structures. […] His output is anything but minimal; compositions include what Glass terms as "theater music" for opera, dance and movies as well as classical, pop and rock pieces. His work includes the groundbreaking opera Einstein on the Beach that was premiered in France in 1976 and the music score for the film The Truman Show that won the Golden Globe's Best Original Score Award."
For more information on Philip Glass, visit http://www.philipglass.com.
For more information on the Praemium Imperiale, visit http://www.praemiumimperiale.org.