You know Philip Glass mostly from his amazing atonal film scores (“The Hours” and “The Fog of War”) and for the fact that Triumph the Insult Comic Dog once challenged him: “Philip Glass, atonal [and crass], you’re not immune, write a song with a [freaking] tune.”

Hmm. Is Glass really atonal? I never thought so.

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  1. Not even remotely atonal – though I’ve heard a few brief sections in some recent music that were not as hypertonal as much of his other music is.

  2. I agree, I don’t see at all how you could call his music atonal…

  3. Atonal? Not even close.