"Leonard Cohen...Such a kind, unassuming soul with such a deep artistic vision" (Tim Fain, acclaimed violinist)


From August 8, 2011  leonardcohenforum

An Interview with Tim Fain, Violinist from Black Swan
Feb 10, 2011
by Michelle Young
(in part: asking about Philip Glass)
Michelle:   Do you have any good stories from your tours with Philip?

Tim:   He loves telling stories about the old days—Einstein on the beach, driving a cab in New York City…he’s a lot of fun. A few years ago we worked together on this project called “Book of Longing,” which was a song cycle that Philip had written to the poetry of Leonard Cohen. We were on the road and had just played a concert in Stanford. I got off the bus at the hotel and there was Leonard standing right there. He’d just gotten off the bus himself and he offered to take my violin for me so I could grab my suitcase. So it was Leonard Cohen, carrying my violin for me—I just couldn’t believe it. He’d always been such an inspiration, and I was quite touched. Such a kind, unassuming soul with such a deep artistic vision
 For my background post about "Philip Glass new composition based on Leonard Cohen's Book Of Longing for Violinist Tim Fain", click here

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