[f_minor] Bringing sexy back...

Kristian Johansson destept.kristian at gmail.com
Mon Sep 28 14:10:53 MDT 2015

First of all - I am not a fan of the results they achieved by mixing Goulds
works with rap-music  in Mr Hardings post.
But it's not like Gould himself was reluctant to use heavy editing,
splicing and mixing to achieve his own results.
He even backs this up in his interview with himself (GG interviews GG about

"G.G.: All right, I'll give you that, but every listener has a "project at
hand", simply in terms of making his experience of music relate to his
g.g.: And you're prepared to have similar unauthorized permutations
practiced on your own recorded output by listener or listeners unknown?
G.G.: I should have failed in my purpose otherwise."


On Sun, Sep 27, 2015 at 1:33 AM, Pat <pzumst at bluewin.ch> wrote:

> Hi all
> I would also like to chime in with best wishes for a birthday that will
> never be celebrated, alas.
> Matthew, don’t get me wrong here but I seriously doubt that Mr. Gould
> would be overly fond of The Uninvited Project.
> Now I know that they have good intentions. The idea has been tried before
> with various degrees of success, Uri Caine and the Goldbergs, Laibach and
> Die Kunst der Fuge are good examples of well-meant but spectaular faliures
> or the ReComposed series on DG where some of the interpretations work quite
> well (Matthew Herbert rearranges Mahler for example)
> Yet taking a few loops from a Gould recording and adding dope beats and
> rhymes is not what Mr. Gould had in mind when he envisioned a future in
> which the listener would take more control of what we hear and in which
> context.
> I reckon Mr Gould has something more mundane in mind that we all take for
> granted but unthinkable 50 years ago – The Playlist. Create your own
> Symphony X with the first movement from source A, the second from source B
> and so on.
> Mashing up stuff, letting it collide with other elements, remixing or
> rearranging is fine – but when the main source just becomes a background
> sample and not the main attraction then you have failed.
> Sorry lads, maybe next time. But please do keep trying !
> Pat
> *From:* Matthew Harding <matt at ktlgroup.ca>
> *Sent:* Saturday, September 26, 2015 6:06 AM
> *To:* Discussion of the Canadian pianist Glenn Gould.
> <f_minor at glenngould.org>
> *Subject:* [f_minor] Bringing sexy back...
> While we're celebrating Glenn's 83rd… I simply have to link to this - it’s
> the best thing I’ve heard in years.
> I’m very sure Glenn would have loved this in his own way:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKHxtuB-xZo
> If you liked that, you’ll love the rest of @goulduninvited (this is my
> favourite https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WsRRBQVP74&sns=tw):
> https://twitter.com/goulduninvited
> Rock on Glenn - happy birthday.
> Cheers,
> Matthew
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