J'aurais dit Glenn Gould

1984, 27:00 minutes, colour, English


This visual essay on style, half-fiction, half-documentary, seeks to capture the essence of Glenn Gould. I have always been more interested in Gould's radio documentaries than in his interpretations as a pianist. He had a keen understanding of modern technology, and he even referred to himself as a new philosopher of the recording concept. This work of sight and sound is interspersed with a radio interview with John Jessop, Gould's assistant-editor for his radio documentaries.

J'aurais dit Glenn Gould est un essai visuel qui veut aller vers Glenn Gould. C'est un essai sur le style, ainsi que sur le temps et l'espace lorsque le mouvement peut s'écouter. Un travail qui est mi-document, mi-fiction, mais qui tente une synthèse de tout cela.
C'est le chant d'une écoute, une réflexion visuelle et sonore, entrecoupé d'un entretien radiophonique réalisé avec John Jessop qui a été l'assistant-monteur de Glenn Gould pour ses documentaires radiophoniques. On entend d'ailleurs certains extraits de ces documentaires.

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