Glenn Gould Uninvited Guests album is out today! Take a listen.
Some die-hard fans are asking if Gould would have approved of these recordings and I think the Globe and Mail said it best in their story on the album yesterday…
“Remember that this was the pianist who, as a brash 22-year-old prodigy, made his career by goosing Bach’s Goldberg Variations in 1955. Pearls were clutched and Packards careened into ditches when Gould’s ecstatic updates of Johann Sebastian’s snoozy melodies were heard.
Gould was an iconoclast. Moreover, he was a deep thinker who foresaw the DJ culture – the remix album Uninvited Guests takes its name from the pianist’s ideas on the diminishment of the performer and the audience’s intrusion into the ‘banquet of the arts.'”