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Composer Philip Glass, director Phelim McDermott, and associate director/set designer Julian Crouch discussed the creative process behind the Met’s groundbreaking production of Satyagraha at a Works & Process event, moderated by Met General Manager Peter Gelb, on March 25, 2008 at the Guggenheim Museum.

Watch clips from the event, featuring musical excerpts performed by Glass and cast members Richard Croft and Bradley Garvin, by clicking on the images below.


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Introduction by Charles Fabius, Works & Process at the Guggenheim

 

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Composing Satyagraha—Philip Glass

 

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Gandhi’s satyagraha movement in South Africa

 

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Musical Excerpt from Act 1, Scene 1—The Kuru Field of Justice
Richard Croft (tenor), Bradley Garvin (bass-baritone), Dennis Giauque (piano)

 

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Creating the Met production—Phelim McDermott & Julian Crouch

 

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Musical Excerpt from Act III, Scene 1—New Castle March (1910)
Richard Croft (tenor), Philip Glass (piano)

 

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Further conversation about Satyagraha