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“Koyaanisqatsi”: Philip Glass and the Breathless Rhythm of City Life

A life out of balance can be a beautiful experience

Still from “Koyaanisqatsi” (1982, dir. Godfrey Reggio), image courtesy of the Criterion Collection

City life is characterised by the intensity of its pace. Headlights on highways become speeding neon ribbons, laced at the feet of office towers dripping with condensation, melting from the inside. The city quivers with speed and heat and energy, it is breathless…

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Liam Heitmann-Ryce-LeMercier

Liam Heitmann-Ryce-LeMercier

Gay writer who will always talk to strangers // Australian, 25 // Keith Haring & classical music // https://bit.ly/liam-hrl-portfolio