[f_minor] The Goldlandbergers

maryellen jensen maryellenjensen28 at hotmail.com
Thu Sep 5 15:58:34 MDT 2013

The "external source" is Stefy, whom I love and respect.

"Gould conceived of "a form which expresses the limitations of form. 
Which takes as its point of departure the terror of formlessness".  This 
intense texture stretches the ear and mind beyond normal expectations of
 comprehensibility, it can be perplexing at first and yet through close 
listening, it reveals remarkable depth and subtlety."

If Gould really penned this (I am simply too tired and too hot to look it up): "a form which expresses the limitations of form. 
Which takes as its point of departure the terror of formlessness." then he deserves all he gets. GG was no dupe, he read assiduously all the latest "dope" on performance etc (I'm thinking BAM) and I'm without doubt he followed the public career of his "rival" Lukas Foss with intense interest to say the least...

Gould was never working in a vacuum, he was intensely competitive with his contemporaries. He was constantly writing articles in direct opposition to Bernstein's. All this to say: Why be so taken aback? It's what GG would have wanted years and years ago anyway...

Puritan my ... eye.


From: pzumst at bluewin.ch
To: f_minor at glenngould.org
Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2013 18:07:51 +0200
Subject: [f_minor] The Goldlandbergers

Dear all
I got this info from an external source, but I would like to share it with 
you anyway. Not my cuppa tea, but someone might be interested.
Choreographer Emanuel Gat has come up with the idea of setting one of GG’s 
radiodramas in motion via ballet, modern dance or whateve they call that these 
days. It is called The Goldlandbergs and you can read about it here: 
Here is a promo blurb from Mr Gat’s website: 
And finally a short clip:
I for one can’t decide if this is Gouldian contrapunctualism or a very 
massive bloomer, but that depends on your perspective so go ahead and give it a 
fair go, even if contemporary dance is not your thing. At least they tried to 
come up with something unusual, failure or not...

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