Philip Glass (1937)

Hydrogen Jukebox (1990)

chamber opera for soloists and ensemble, collaboration with Allen Ginsberg and Jerome Sirli


stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1990
    • Duration : 1 h 30 mn
    • Editor : Dunvagen Music Publishers
    • Commission: Spoleto Music Festival USA, Charleston, SC and the American Music Theater Festival Philadelphia, PA
    • Livret (détail, auteur) :

      Allen Ginsberg.

Detailed formation
  • solistes : 2 solo sopranos, 1 solo mezzo-soprano, 1 solo tenor, 1 solo baritone, 1 solo bass voice
  • 1 soprano saxophone (also 1 flute), 1 soprano saxophone (also 1 tenor saxophone, 1 bass clarinet), 2 percussionists, 2 electronic/MIDI keyboards/synthesizers (also 1 piano)

Creation information

  • Date : 26 May 1990
    Location :

    Spoleto Music Festival USA, Charleston, SC. (Version concert : 29 Avril 1990 à l'American Music Theater Festival Philadelphia, PA.