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Re: New GG project
As Rod Serling would say, "submitted for your approval":
"The effect of much of Beethoven's music on me is hard to describe, but
let's just say I usually feel very, very grateful to the inventors of
On Wed, 5 Mar 1997, Kristen Immoor wrote:
> Hi all, I'm writing this as a general request for some volunteers.
> I am planning a new art project tentatively titled "Glenn
> Responds," and I need a bit of group collaboration to make it work
> (especially from the regular contributors and the exclusive lurkers.) What
> I need is for anyone who is so inclined to send me one sentence (complete
> or incomplete thought, clear or abstruse, long or short, it doesn't matter)
> that Glenn Gould would have said but DID NOT say. In other words, I want
> you to put words in his mouth, but I want those words to be completely
> comfortable there. It need not be restricted to music, it can relate to any
> old thing, but I want it to be as if GG said it to you and you wrote it
> down. Try not to go above 30 words, because I want to try to preserve
> everyone's individual capsule of information without editing.
> I don't want to influence the sentences so I won't say more, but I
> won't be including contributor's names in the final piece so don't worry
> about being mind-bogglingly profound or not sounding realistic enough.
> Hopefully in the end it won't matter. I'll let you know how it all works
> out. (Hope it does work out!)
> Gould luck. ;-)
> "Glenn had barely cut down the ash that supposedly obstructed his playing
> when he had the idea of simply drawing the curtains in his room, closing
> the shutters. I could have spared myself the work of cutting down the ash,
> he said... We often cut down such an ash, a whole forest of such mental
> ashes, he said, and we could have spared ourselves the work with a simple
> sleight of hand..."
> -Thomas Bernhard