the term and preferred to speak of himself as a composer of "music with repetitive. For Glass this series demonstrated a new start, hence the title: "What I was looking for was a way of combining harmonic progression with the rhythmic structure I had been developing, to produce a new overall structure. 119 In June 2012, Glass was featured on the cover of issue. A Portrait, Sanctuary 2002,. Q A With Philip Glass and his girlfriend Wendy Sutter New York, February 10, 2008. Glass's prolific output in the 1990s continued to include operas with an opera triptych (19911996 which the composer described as an "homage" to writer and film director Jean Cocteau, based on his prose and cinematic work: Orphée (1949 La Belle et la Bête (1946 and. "Philip Glass Biography (1937.