The Grid features a program of Philip Glass's most well-known music hand-selected by organist
James McVinnie and adapted especially for the sounds of the Arp Schnitger Organ of the
Michaelskerk in Zwolle Holland. It produces a richer and deeper sound than the farfisa keyboard
organs played by the original Philip Glass Ensemble of the 1970's. The pieces chosen by McVinnie
for this recording include North Star (Etoile Polaire) from Glass's music to the 1977 documentary
about sculptor Mark diSuvero, three broad and ambitious pieces from Glass's landmark score to
the film Koyaanisqatsi, and Mad Rush, the only piece specifically composed by Glass for pipe
organ in 1979.