[f_minor] Glenn Gould: Homo telefoniens

SCARLATTI at aol.com SCARLATTI at aol.com
Tue Oct 12 11:18:36 EDT 2010

YES!!   The best thing to do with stupid chit chat is ignore  it.  
Just listen to the music. All the rest is drivel.
_scarlatti at aol.com_ (mailto:scarlatti at aol.com) 
In a message dated 10/12/2010 7:41:48 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,  
marco.poli at mailserver.unimi.it writes:

Very well said, Mary!   Too much gossip on f_minor recently,  and too much 
pompous self-advertising.
My question is: where has the music gone?  Maybe we should be more  
concerned with Glenn's originality,  his outstanding contribution to  contemporsry 
music-making,  the depth of his thought - often even when he  was apparently 
joking, than with his personal life,  his weaknesses, and  his oddities.


P.S. The Hildebrand's link is a gem


Your phone rings late at night but it's not a family emergency, it's  
Gould. Some bloody nerve.

There's not much to be gleaned from the  'new' Gould film on GG's 
loquaciousness. There's not a lot to be gleaned at  all. The film skims flat stones 
across calmed waters and it seems to me that  the whole point
of the exercise was to elucidate Gould's  heterosexuality.

As for Gould and Twitter and the rest: Don't you get  it? He loved the 
human voice. Loved it so much that he sought out trunk  lines. Loved it long 
distance as well as whispered into his weirdly formed  right ear. The man was 
so utterly attuned to sound that it makes me outraged  at the nonsense people 
are trying to make of his 'philosophy', trying to  turn it all into some 
early IT gospel.

Gould had more in common with  Cocteau than with Ballmer.

Mary  Jensen


Prof. Marco D. Poli

Università degli Studi di Milano
Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia
Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie  biomediche
Sezione di Psicologia
via F.lli Cervi 93,
20090 Segrate-MI.    Italy

phone +39 02 5033 0348
Fax    +39 02 5033  0384

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