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Links and Music05 Nov 2007

(With apologies to Fran├žois Girard and Don McKellar. Trivia: “the room” which is always being rented to a different roommate in McKellar’s classic series “Twitch City” has a “Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould” poster on the wall.)

I’ve been running into Glenn Gould more than usual lately (well, not the man himself, obviously). The Museum of Civilization, which I visited on Thanksgiving weekend, has a Gould exhibit running currently, in honor of the “Year of Glenn Gould“. Likewise, CBC has been playing more Gould-related programming than usual, including, I kid you not, Saturday’s episode of Fuse featuring five artists covering Petula Clark, “Gould’s favorite popular singer”. It was… odd.

Gould, was of course, famous for playing the Goldberg Variations (care of google video), but he also did a lot of work for the CBC is a broadcaster. His wonderfully odd tribute to/analysis of Petual Clark falls into the latter category, and you can hear it here (along with two of his other CBC programs).

I’m dying to hear “The Idea of North”, his “contrapuntal” radio documentary about the Canadian arctic, but no googling has turned it up.

3 Responses to “Six short links about Glenn Gould”

  1. 05 Nov 2007 at 5:01 pm Jamie

    Have you seen this one yet, Mr. Ian?
    http://www.zefrank.com/zesblog/archives/2007/11/strike_day.html

  2. 05 Nov 2007 at 6:06 pm Jamie

    Also, thanks for the Goldberg video, I listened to it while working this afternoon.

  3. 05 Nov 2007 at 9:07 pm Janice

    I caught the “Fuse” episode as well. I think odd is an appropriate description….hope all is well in Ottawa-just checked in after a few months of not checking your blog…and see you are in Ottawa…well, actually I thought you were in Sweden-but it was only for a few seconds. Email us your mailing address…Janice in Calgary

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