Beck Producing Remix Album for Philip Glass
Published Oct 17, 2011Beck hasn't released an official LP since 2008's Modern Guilt, but he has kept busy by covering entire albums with his Record Collection project and by recently producing material for Stephen Malkmus, Thurston Moore and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Now, the eclectic songwriter has unveiled his latest project: producing a remix album for eminent avant-garde composer Philip Glass.
Beck is putting together the collection alongside Hector Castillo, who has previously worked with Glass in addition to acts like David Bowie, Lou Reed and Björk.
So who is pitching in to this remix album? Well, we don't have a full list of contributors yet, but Castillo's management company reveals that it will feature remixes by Amon Tobin, Cornelius and former Battles member Tyondai Braxton. Pitchfork adds that Memory Tapes is also involved.
See a picture of Castillo, Beck and Glass above.
Glass turns 75 on January 31, and he will be honoured on that day with a concert by the American Composers Orchestra at New York's Carnegie Hall. Hopefully the remix album will be out in time for the big day.