[f_minor] How to celebrate Glenn Gould in 2012

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Tue Mar 15 16:47:00 EDT 2011

Mr. Miller - So glad that Glenn Gould's 80th will be celebrated, especially 
 at Stratford!
 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 
Zenphs too.
2. Contact the Shaperos  ( 
(http://www.yorkregion.com/news/local/article/922211--chronicling-glenn-gould)   ) 
"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_ 

Best Regards,

----- Original Message ----- 
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)    

Sincere Thanks!
John Miller

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