[f_minor] e-text or printed transcript of "The Idea of North"?

Kpapademas at aol.com Kpapademas at aol.com
Thu Aug 12 12:10:41 EDT 2010

Good morning Bob, Fred, Mary, Stefy, Pat, Jason, Brad, Mary  Jo and 
everyone else interested in Glenn Gould's classic radio  documentaries. 
I think all of us would like to have a transcript of the entire Solitude  
Trilogy (Brad - you did an excellent review on the Quiet in the Land - does 
that  transcript exist?] 
What I would like to do, as a research project, is get the following  
software (see link) Dragon Speech/Speak (my brother has the software, so I  will 
prepare him his favorite dinner!)
and see if it can capture and transcribe the contrapuntal radio dialog  of 
IoN - it would be interesting to see the true interleaving of each speaker's 
 words (and see if the software has the capacity to do so) - and grasp a 
little  more dimensionality on Glenn Gould's "music". 
For our new F_Minor members - if you haven't heard GG's radio  
documentaries, they are available (for sale of course) ! 
In a message dated 8/12/2010 10:40:29 A.M. Central Daylight Time,  
pzumst at bluewin.ch writes:

G'day  all
Apparently there is a stage play in french by a bloke called Benoit  Giros 
based on IoN, which I reckon is a very clever  idea.


Google  is not my friend in this case, this is the only source I found. 
anybody know more about this project or the author ?

Bob, maybe you  can pass these links on to your m8 in France, if this is 
real thing  there must be a transcript in french available ! And before 
Scarlatti  rants again, in english too  !

From:  "Brad Lehman" <bpl at umich.edu>
Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2010 4:50  PM
To: "Discussion of the Canadian pianist Glenn Gould."  
<f_minor at glenngould.org>
Subject: Re: [f_minor] e-text or printed  transcript of "The Idea of North"?

> Yes, Mary Jo would be the one  to have a transcript, if anyone does.  If 
> recall, from a brief  look at some part of her work years ago, she had 
> way of tracking  all the interconnections of the speeches, as well; not 
> only a  straightforward script.
> For the related documentary "The Quiet  in the Land" from the Solitude 
> Trilogy, I did at least an outline as  part of my review for a journal 
> 14 years ago:
>  http://www-personal.umich.edu/~bpl/QITL.htm
> Brad  Lehman
> On 8/11/2010 12:18 PM, pzumst  wrote:
>> G'day all
>> Didn't our MC and list master godess  Mary Jo write a thesis with a
>> transcript on IoN ? I thought that  said transcript woud be in the
>> f_minor archive but I was wrong and  search engines are not our friend in
>> this case. National Library  of Canada maybe ? I also seem to remember
>> that the CBC has a sort  of transcript service where IoN was available.
>> Didn't GG himselfe  wrote a transcript on which the tapes were cut ? A
>> simple request  from France and no solution in shght...
>>  Pat
>> *From:* Robert Merkin  <mailto:bobmerk at earthlink.net>
>> *Sent:* Wednesday, August 11,  2010 5:07 PM
>> *To:* Discussion of the Canadian pianist Glenn  Gould.
>> <mailto:f_minor at glenngould.org>
>>  *Subject:* [f_minor] e-text or printed transcript of "The Idea of  
>> An odd request has dropped from out of the  blue ...
>> A gentleman from France has asked if there exists a  transcript (best in
>> e-format, but he'd be thrilled with a physical  publication) of all the
>> dialogue in "The Idea of  North."
>> His English is iffy (probably about as good as my French)  and he's
>> frustrated that he's missing too much by just listening  to ION.
>> Any help?
>> Bob
>>  ------------------------------------------------------------------------

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