Glenn Gould On the Moog Synthesizer - 1969

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Glenn Gould On the Moog Synthesizer - 1969

Post by JohnLRice » Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:32 pm

Very interesting audio documentary/interviews, well worth the listen if you haven't heard it before. :tu:

Spotted on MATRIXSYNTH here:
https://www.matrixsynth.com/2019/08/gle ... sizer.html

0:00 Ken Haslam introduction
0:56 Glenn Gould introducion
5:25 On the Moog Synthesizer: interviews with W. Carlos and Jean Le Moyne
42:06 Glenn Gould conclusion
45:09 Ken Haslam credits
45:26 Ken Haslam introduces J.G. Parr [James Gordon Parr (May 26, 1927 – April 28, 2000)]
45:55 Parr lecture
59:52 Ken Haslam conclusion
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Post by electricanada » Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:48 pm

Gould's opening rant is prime Morphagene/Radio Music food.
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Post by JohnLRice » Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:49 pm

electricanada wrote:Gould's opening rant is prime Morphagene/Radio Music food.
:hihi: :tu:

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Post by jorg » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:51 pm

I've never heard Walter's voice before (not before becoming Wendy). Incredibly rare find! My earliest musical hero.

I'm imagining a piece that mashes up a reading of "We have sound-houses" by Sir Francis Bacon, with Walter Carlos describing his synth and its technology.

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Post by JohnLRice » Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:28 pm

In case this was TLDL (Too Long Didn't Listen) make sure at least to listen to the section from 24:25 to 27:10 because you can hear bits of one of my most favorite pieces of electronic music ever by anyone, Carlos' original version of "Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major - Second Movement" :love: It's is an improvised movement as originally written "For the second movement of Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 Bach provided only two chords for musicians to improvise over."

When the album was reissued at a later date (maybe it was 25th anniversary redone release? :hmm: ) the Brandenburg 2nd movement was replaced with something terribly safe and boring, in my opinion, probably intended to provide an album that wouldn't frighten tiny minded morons! :roll: :mad: :bang: Actually the whole Switched On Bach 2000 was completely redone with all new performances and all (?) digital synths and is so bland it's barely listenable to me. Take a peice of white bread and pour a little room temperature milk on it and your eating experience might be about the same as your listening experience with SOB 2000! Sorry to be harsh but I just want people to make sure if they are going to try to obtain a copy of the original SOB album that they get the wonderful original and don't spend more than a couple bucks on the 25th anniversary edition.

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Post by electricanada » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:16 pm

jorg wrote:I've never heard Walter's voice before (not before becoming Wendy). Incredibly rare find! My earliest musical hero.

I'm imagining a piece that mashes up a reading of "We have sound-houses" by Sir Francis Bacon, with Walter Carlos describing his synth and its technology.
Nah, don't do that; he'll sue your ass in no time (Walter/Wendy, I mean, not Francis).
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Post by jorg » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:56 am

electricanada wrote:
jorg wrote:I've never heard Walter's voice before (not before becoming Wendy). Incredibly rare find! My earliest musical hero.

I'm imagining a piece that mashes up a reading of "We have sound-houses" by Sir Francis Bacon, with Walter Carlos describing his synth and its technology.
Nah, don't do that; he'll sue your ass in no time (Walter/Wendy, I mean, not Francis).
She probably doesn't own the rights, but whoever does could sue I suppose. That is, if they can find one track with 4 listeners buried in SoundCloud....

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Post by cornutt » Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:52 pm

JohnLRice wrote:
When the album was reissued at a later date (maybe it was 25th anniversary redone release? :hmm: ) the Brandenburg 2nd movement was replaced with something terribly safe and boring, in my opinion, probably intended to provide an album that wouldn't frighten tiny minded morons! :roll: :mad: :bang:
You'll be happy to know that the SOB boxed set restores the 2nd movement in all of its zingy glory. There's a bunch of commentary from Wendy too, and she mentions that piece as being one where she wasn't sure what to do with it, so she decided it would be a place where she could "let her hair down" patch-wise.
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Post by JohnLRice » Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:30 pm

cornutt wrote:
JohnLRice wrote:
When the album was reissued at a later date (maybe it was 25th anniversary redone release? :hmm: ) the Brandenburg 2nd movement was replaced with something terribly safe and boring, in my opinion, probably intended to provide an album that wouldn't frighten tiny minded morons! :roll: :mad: :bang:
You'll be happy to know that the SOB boxed set restores the 2nd movement in all of its zingy glory. There's a bunch of commentary from Wendy too, and she mentions that piece as being one where she wasn't sure what to do with it, so she decided it would be a place where she could "let her hair down" patch-wise.
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Post by Dcramer » Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:50 pm

We Canadians were a far more interesting bunch back then :ripbanana:

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Post by electricanada » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:09 pm

jorg wrote:
She probably doesn't own the rights, but whoever does could sue I suppose. That is, if they can find one track with 4 listeners buried in SoundCloud....
Not owning the rights didn’t stop her from harassing you tubers who dared record synth versions of Bach. That was truly shameful behavior.
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Post by Aaaaaalejandro » Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:13 pm

Quite rare find :love:

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Post by chuckg » Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:39 pm

Anybody else seeing Rod Serling in their mind during Glenn's intro?
….working on it.

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Post by JohnLRice » Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:01 am

Welcome to Muff's, Aaaaaalejandro :party:

Indeed chuckg! :hihi:

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Post by umma gumma » Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:19 am

that was pretty neat, thx for posting!

Glen Gould sure crams a lot of words into 4 minutes

wish there was more music in there though: sure is hard to listen to all that '60's intellectual verbal diarrhea

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