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Philip Glass - Sesame Street - Geometry of Circles

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Philip Glass Geometry of Circles Sesame StreetTeachable Moment: Circles have so many fun properties and are a great way of introducing basic geometric shapes.

"Geometry of Circles" is a series of unnumbered animation pieces created for Sesame Street in 1979. Cathryn Aison commissioned Philip Glass to write music for animation based on her storyboard which had been submitted to and approved by Edith Zornow of CTW.

The shorts consist of the movement of six circles (each with a different color of the rainbow) that are formed by and split up into various geometric patterns. Glass's music underscores the animation in a style that closely resembles the "Dance" numbers and the North Star vignettes written during the same time period as his Einstein on the Beach opera.

References: http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Geometry_of_Circles

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