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GLENN GOULD: The Sounds of Genius – Opening Weekend Celebration at the Canadian Museum of Civilization

Gatineau (Quebec), September 17, 2007 – GLENN GOULD: The Sounds of Genius – Opening Weekend Celebration at the Canadian Museum of Civilization


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2007

Glenn Gould: The Sounds of Genius – Official Opening
Begins at 5:30 p.m.
Grand Hall
Free admission

Recital by Marika Bournaki
Live performance by Marika Bournaki, a 16-year-old Canadian pianist who will perform Bach and Chopin.

Variations on Glenn Gould Concert
7:30 p.m.
Theatre
Tickets are free and available at www.radio2.cbc.ca. Six pianists in six Canadian cities will share and perform Bach’s “32 Goldberg Variations.” The show will be broadcast live from the Canadian Museum of Civilization by Espace musique and CBC Radio2.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2007

“Idea of North” Concert
7 p.m.
Theatre
Tickets are free and available at www.cbc.ca/ottawa/. Six songwriters explore their own “Idea of North” through music. Representing everything from throat singing to jazzy bluegrass instrumentals to art-pop, the musicians will react to, re-interpret, re-think and re-write the Ideas of North presented in Glenn Gould’s 1967 CBC documentary. To be broadcast on CBC Radio 2′s Canada Live on September 29.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2007
The following events are presented in partnership with the Glenn Gould Foundation (www.glenngould.ca)

Imagining Glenn Gould’s Music and Ideas in the Digital Age
Panel Discussion (simultaneous translation)
10 a.m.
Theatre
$5 – Tickets available at the Museum’s Box Office
Paul Théberge, Moderator – Glenn Gould’s provocative thoughts on music, technology and culture were challenging in his own time and they remain relevant in today’s digital and online music worlds. Please join this distinguished panel of guests from North America and Europe as they present new interpretations of Gould’s music and documentary recordings and discuss Gould’s ideas in relation to contemporary technology and musical culture.

Glenn Gould in Re-Performance: Goldberg Variations (1955)
12 p.m. (French); 1 p.m. (English)
Cascades Salon
Free with Museum admission
A unique encounter! Experience the genius of Glenn Gould at his keyboard. Gould’s 1955 Columbia recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations is re-presented here, live, with the pianist’s own fingering, pedalling and original interpretation on a Yamaha Disklavier Pro concert grand piano.

Glenn Gould – Un génie
Film Presentation (in French)
1 p.m.
Theatre
Free
When asked to comment on Gould five years after his death, it was unanimous: he was a true genius! Yehudi Menuhin, Angela Hewitt, Bruno Monsaingeon and a few more musicians talk spontaneously about Gould in glowing terms. A Daniel Poulin video.

Glenn Gould: Global Perspectives
Panel Discussion (simultaneous translation)
2 p.m.
Theatre
$5 – Tickets available at the Museum’s Box Office
James Wright, Moderator – Revered around the globe, Glenn Gould continues to be one of Canada’s greatest cultural icons. A distinguished panel of international scholars will discuss the impact of Gould’s 1957 historic trip to Rus

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