Retrieved March 27, 2016. 7 8, glass founded the, philip Glass Ensemble, with which he still performs on keyboards. 19 After Play, Glass also acted in 1966 as music director of a Breuer production of Brecht 's Mother Courage and Her Children, featuring the theatre score by Paul Dessau. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. Glass defined the work as a "social/political opera as a critique on the Bush administration 's war in Iraq, a "dialogue about political crisis and an illustration of the "power of art to turn our attention toward the human dimension of history". "Cinema blossoms in the desert". 1968) and Zachary (b. "Philip Glass talks about his Carmel Valley festival this summer and hoped-for Big Sur center". Completing the Portrait Trilogy: Akhnaten and beyond edit While planning a third part of his "Portrait Trilogy Glass turned to smaller music theatre projects such as the non-narrative Madrigal Opera (for six voices and violin and viola, 1980. He visited artists' studios and saw their work; "the bohemian life you see in Cocteau's Orphée was the life.