[f_minor] Probing GG- An idea for a radio documentary

Pat pzumst at bluewin.ch
Sat Jul 24 14:09:28 EDT 2010

G'day f_minor

I had this idea about a radio programme about GG trolling around in my head for quite a while. Time for an exposé, first draft. If you have any additionla ideas, suggestions, input, criticism etc. or would like to contribute let me know. Maybe I'll hit the jackpot and someone from a radio station might, erm, show interest in this idea, who knows ?

Probing Glenn Gould - Audience View Point Time

Category: Radio Documentary, feature, collage
Lenght: ca. 1 hr, could be expanded though
Sugject: 5 or 6 individuals ("fans") who have been influenced by GG talk about him, his life and times during and imaginary
car journey from A to B, loosly based and a Tribute to GG's Idea of North. The sound of the car engine would substitute as basso cuntinuo. I must stress tha fact thas this documentary would be from the viewpoint of "fans" or people who have been greatly affected by his music.

Details : In 1967 GG created a redio documentary called The Idea of North, based on the experiences of several individuals in the Canadian North. These individuals can be categorized as  a rationalist, a dreamer, reluctant scientist etc. These individuals never met, but their ideas and opinions were interwoven into imaginary conversations by GG, I even dare say manipulated. One can make the argument that this docudrama was as much about him as the North which opens new perspectives to and about GG
The main idea beind Probing GG would be to take this concept and let 5 or 6 peple from around the world who never met "talk" about GG, make a point, possibly have an argument and give the listener an idea what made GG "tick" or what this man and his music were all about.

Contributors: 5 or 6 individuals from various ways of life with various backgrounds that possibly (but not required) fit the categories (idealist, denier, rationalist etc). Each interview would be conducted seperately via Skype or VoiP, the contrubutors would be given the same questions, the result will then be edited by yours truly  in GarageBand. Be prepared to be contradicted, cut, interpreted, spliced and copypasted. And possibly manipulated.
Production cost: coffee, nicotine, time.

If I can pull tthis one off for GG's 80th in 2012, then I reckon that would be a great gift for his admirers. This one would be on US ! It would be a nice way of saying Thank You and give something back for all the hours of joy we got from him as a musician, lecturer, thinker and radio documentary producer.

If anything is unclear right now I reckon I have to produce a detailed second draft....

So there ya have it. Any thoughts ?

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