[f_minor] Thanks & another question re Acoustic Orchestrations

Pat pzumst at bluewin.ch
Thu Jun 27 08:22:38 MDT 2013

Hi Ted, all

That would be awesome indeed – and Sony should have had summet like this for his 80th. 

The times when communication from musician to audience was linear and one-sided are over. Of course it is silly to muse on such things but I reckon GG would have liked what is happening today with musicians like Brian Eno, Kimiko Ishizaka, Böjrk etc. and their interactive music apps, podcasts, concert webstreams, blogs and whatsnots. Bloody shame he never got to see that, too much Valium I reckon...

Ted, I dunno if you are aware of this but during the late 90s, when dinosaurs still roamed the earth and “multimedia interactivity” was the new buzz word that would have shocked someone like McLuhan someone produced release candidates of a GG CD-ROM. Amongst other things you could indeed remix the opening trio of IoN. There are still copies floating about in collector circles I reckon...but it would be nice to have something like a GG app and we also heard that The Foundation has some plans in that direction. Let’s see what the future brings...qui vivra, verra ! 


From: Ted Geller 
Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2013 3:20 PM
To: Pat ; f_minor at glenngould.org 
Subject: Re: [f_minor] Thanks & another question re Acoustic Orchestrations

Thanks for the info Pat, 

If the files are in WAV format then it should be pretty easy: import the files into a multitrack program, line them up, and away you go.  And I think you're right, Sony should feature this on one of their websites -- hold a Gould remix contest or something.  


From: Pat <pzumst at bluewin.ch>
To: Ted Geller <t.geller at rogers.com>; f_minor at glenngould.org 
Sent: Sunday, June 23, 2013 8:53:01 PM
Subject: Re: [f_minor] Thanks & another question re Acoustic Orchestrations

Hi Ted, list

According to the info on the back of the CD the files will be in wav. format. A digital audio workstation like i. e.  ProLogic should be able to handle these files for Mac users.

There is also a PDF which will give you detailed instructions I reckon. 

There are many digital audio workstations and samplers out there both for Windows, Ubuntu and Mac users, just ask if you want to know more.

I for one am quite pleased about this and looking forward to try and “remix” GG. And I encourage anyone who is interested to do the same. It would also be most interesting to fiddle around with the masters of the opening trio for IoN, but ya can’t ‘ave it all...

I do know that musos like David Bowie and Nine Inch Nails have given their fans the possiblity to upload their remixes to the respective websites, I wonder if Sony plans something similar...


From: Ted Geller 
Sent: Monday, June 24, 2013 2:16 AM
To: f_minor at glenngould.org 
Subject: [f_minor] Thanks & another question re Acoustic Orchestrations

Thanks to all for the info, links to reviews, etc., re: GG - The Acoustic Orchestrations.  Most helpful.  I've got an order in at Amazon and should be receiving a copy this coming week -- can't wait!  

But here's another question: the promo material indicates that there are tracks on the disc for making your own mix of the Scriabin -- a very Gouldian idea -- has anyone tried this?  Does it work on any platform? (I work on a Mac and have been frustrated at times in the past with bundled material intended only for Windows machines).  I'll find out for myself in a few days, I guess, but I'm wondering whether anyone has tried to do a mix and whether it has been relatively easy to do.  

thanks again, 


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