[f_minor] Knock Knock

maryellen jensen maryellenjensen28 at hotmail.com
Wed Apr 15 12:50:24 MDT 2015

"Do I smell Politics? A PR stunt?"

No Pat, you smell nothing. There is no there there. That's just exactly my point. All the Laureates of the GG Prize are 100% "safe", "time-tested", oh so incontestably "Worthy": decades after the fact.

Nominate Radio France Musique for the next Glenn Gould Prize: "Etonnez-nous". 



From: pzumst at bluewin.ch
To: f_minor at glenngould.org
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:19:30 +0200
Subject: [f_minor] Knock Knock

- Knock knock
- Who’s there ?
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- Who’s there ?
- Phil Glass
....so, this year’s winner of the GG Prize has been announced and it is 
Philipp Glass. 
As you all know, with a few exeptions Mr. Gould found that whole minimal 
thing a bit dull and methinkst at one point he refered to it as 18th Century 
Music or summet to that extent. (Personally I am not of that opinion, just for 
the record. What counts here are the opinions of Mr. Gould.)
So I wonder if this was a wise choice. 
Not that I have any grudges against Mr. Glass, far from it. 
Yet I reckon it should have gone to someone with a more “gouldian” approach 
to music and technology than a former revolutionary composer from the 70s who 
is  past mainstream and maybe a bit antique by now. And who was parodied by 
Mr. Gould in one of his rehearsal tapes. 
Or could it be that the Old Boys And Girls Network was in charge, decided 
to give the prize to “one of us” without any regard whatsoever for any gouldian 
context or the signals this is sending to the rest of the art world, be done 
with it, proceed to the lunch buffet, safe in the knowledge that their names 
will also be mentioned in blogs and articles around the interwebs together with 
the famous laureate ? Do I smell Politics ? A PR stunt ? Why am I wondering if 
dear old Pet Clarke has ever seen  or heard Koyaniswhatever ?
At least for me this announcement has a strange aftertaste and I really 
dunno if Mr. Gould would be happy with the idea of giving a prize in his name to 
Mr. Glass. Or giving out a prize in his name in general.

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