[f_minor] How to celebrate Glenn Gould in 2012
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Kpapademas at aol.com
Tue Mar 15 16:47:00 EDT 2011
Mr. Miller - So glad that Glenn Gould's 80th will be celebrated, especially
I would like to heartily echo Stefy's and Mary's and Pat's and other
esteemed F_Minor members requests and add mine:
1) Glenn Gould film fest to include: On and Off the Record, The Alchemist
(all four films), The Russian Journey, GG A Portrait;
2) Glenn Gould music fest to include: His entire European Tours including
his Russian concerts (I am listening to his superb performance of the Art of
Fugue right now as I write this);
3) Photographic gallery of the pictures of Glenn Gould that we haven't seen
(more from Don Hunstein, Fred Plaut - pictures donated to Yale University)
and perhaps published in an anniversary book - proceeds to go to Salvation
Army and Toronto Humane Society;
4) Lecture series on music and technology, music and creativity, music and
freedom, music and genius, music and science, and
5) A ways and means committee to ensure that all Glenn Gould material gets
properly preserved with the latest in technology and made available to
people all over. A tall order, but it is time.
Finally, if some of us cannot attend, let technology (I am sure that Glenn
Gould would approve) be used to have simulcasts of these events.
In a message dated 3/15/2011 9:01:42 A.M. Central Daylight Time,
stefyz71 at gmail.com writes:
Hello Mr.Miller and all,
These are my thoughts:
1. Since he hated concerts and loved technology I'd opt for Wi-Fi or
pre-recorded Disklavier Mark IV "ghost" performances, maybe including the
2. Contact the Shaperos (
"Their big dream is to compile their work in a travelling video exhibit in
time for Mr. Gould’s 80th birthday celebration in 2012.
They’d love to bring all the people they’ve met who were touched by the
musical maverick together, in one room."
3. An Art Exhibition (paintings, drawings, sculptures, digital art, etc.)
from worldwide artists hopefully including the Cornelia's GG portait, maybe
offering prints for sale too. Here is just a small example archive I saved
from the web: _http://www.mediafire.com/?v9sf8lnvrb92iu3_
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From: _JAM_ (mailto:yongeatheart at sympatico.ca)
To: _f_minor at glenngould.org_ (mailto:f_minor at glenngould.org)
Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2011 2:11 AM
Subject: [f_minor] How to celebrate Glenn Gould in 2012
Monday, February 28, 2011
Greetings to f_minor readers and participants:
Perhaps some of you will remember me as the Executive Director of The
Glenn Gould Foundation in the 1980's and 1990's when we initiated several
Gould-focused programs in concert with the Gould Estate, the Canadian
Broadcasting Corporation and the Archival Collection of the Canadian government.
Well, inspired in part by Glenn's activities in Stratford, Ontario, where
I now live, ten years ago I revived a music festival, called Stratford
Summer Music, which has subsequently grown into five weeks of diverse
Traditionally it's about this time of year when I start focusing on a
future season and, indeed, I feel it's time to begin considering how Glenn can
be saluted in this Canadian city where he appeared in the 1950's and 1960's
when the Stratford Festival (now known as the Stratford Shakespeare
Festival) was beginning to build its reputation as a centre of great drama and,
until the mid-60's, unique music programming.
Our goal at Stratford Summer Music is eventually to match the strength of
the theatre festival with a great music festival. Next year, 2012, our
tribute programming to G.G. will be a substantial part of our twelfth season.
(2012 is, of course, the 80th anniversary year of Glenn's birth and the
30th anniversary of our losing him.)
What I'd like to ask of all of you is precisely what you would suggest be
included in Stratford Summer Music's plans for next summer.
What music programs? Other programs... literary, video, technology, new
Whom from the Gould circle would you like to meet if you were to be here
in Canada for three or four days of a Gould festival in July or August?
What musicians would you like to see performing during the tribute?
What ideas should audiences learn about, or discuss?
What themes should be considered as the plans begin to take shape for next
Is there a particular point in the summer when a Gould celebration would
best be timed?
The goal is to create a Gould Gathering in the tradition of what we
accomplished in years past so that those of you around the world who appreciate
G.G.'s creativity and his legacy will seriously think about journeying to
Stratford to join Canadians in a great event in the summer of 2012.
This is the beginning of my planning. All your ideas are welcomed.
Perhaps what I'm asking of you might even lead to a dialogue here on the
Eagerly I hope to hear from you either via f_minor or, if you prefer to be
in private touch with me, through my festival email address:
_jmiller at stratfordsummermusic.ca_ (mailto:jmiller at stratfordsummermusic.ca)
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