[f_minor] Glenn Gould: Homo telefoniens
marco.poli at mailserver.unimi.it
Tue Oct 12 04:22:01 EDT 2010
Very well said, Mary! Too much gossip on
f_minor recently, and too much pompous
My question is: where has the music gone? Maybe
we should be more concerned with Glenn's
originality, his outstanding contribution to
contemporsry music-making, the depth of his
thought - often even when he was apparently
joking, than with his personal life, his
weaknesses, and his oddities.
P.S. The Hildebrand's link is a gem
>Your phone rings late at night but it's not a
>family emergency, it's Gould. Some bloody nerve.
>There's not much to be gleaned from the 'new'
>Gould film on GG's loquaciousness. There's not a
>lot to be gleaned at all. The film skims flat
>stones across calmed waters and it seems to me
>that the whole point
>of the exercise was to elucidate Gould's heterosexuality.
>As for Gould and Twitter and the rest: Don't you
>get it? He loved the human voice. Loved it so
>much that he sought out trunk lines. Loved it
>long distance as well as whispered into his
>weirdly formed right ear. The man was so utterly
>attuned to sound that it makes me outraged at
>the nonsense people are trying to make of his
>'philosophy', trying to turn it all into some
>early IT gospel.
>Gould had more in common with Cocteau than with Ballmer.
Prof. Marco D. Poli
Università degli Studi di Milano
Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia
Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie biomediche
Sezione di Psicologia
via F.lli Cervi 93,
20090 Segrate-MI. Italy
phone +39 02 5033 0348
Fax +39 02 5033 0384
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