Coinciding with the 75th birthday of Philip Glass on January 31, several interviews have appeared online, including a 30-minute video conversation with the Academy Award-nominated composer in CET Connect’s Focus series, in which he talks about his life and career, including his work for movies and the concert hall is and the world premiere of his Second Cello Concerto Life Reflected. Check out the full video after the jump. Another new interview with Glass was published on The Huffington Post focusing on his involvement in the annual Tibet House benefit. The article also confirms the composer’s involvement in Oldboy director Chan-woon Park’s Stoker. The film starring Matthew Goode, Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Dermot Mulroney and Jacki Weaver marks the director’s English language debut and centers on a teenage girl who must deal with the unexpected appearance of a mysterious uncle following the death of her father. Wentworth Miller (Prison Break) has written the screenplay under the pseudonym Ted Foulke. Ridley and Tony Scott are producing through their Scott Free productions company along with Michael Costigan (Welcome to the Rileys, Smart People). Fox Searchlight is expected to release the film later this year.

In related news, the composer’s Symphony No. 9 written for large orchestra has just been released on iTunes. The three movement work of nearly 50 minutes was recorded by the Bruckner Orchester Linz, which commissioned it along with Carnegie Hall and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Visit iTunes for audio clips and to download the music.