Glenn Gould to the be subject of a new exhibit in Toronto next month

To help promote the exhibit, which will also coincide with Gould’s 86th birthday, a prop grand piano will be set up in different sections of Toronto leading up to the opening. Here’s the press release:
Uninvited Guests, along with Canadian radio broadcaster and writer Alan Cross, will launch a Glenn Gould Exhibit opening on September 20 at the 156 Gallery in Toronto. The exhibit, which is free to the public, will be open through September 25 and will focus on Gould’s predictions on technology and entertainment, illustrating the newest music composition technology. Gould would often refer to the artist of the future as an “uninvited guest” which made the name fitting for this exhibit. Here’s a trailer for the event. The Toronto based collective dug deep into the Gould catalogue with the intention of using his piano samples to build modern hip-hop, pop, and electronic songs, or “remixes,” around them using the popular music production software, Ableton Live 10. To mark the occasion, a special exhibit will run at 156 Gallery in Kensington Market in Toronto beginning September 20. A number of televisions will be placed on top of the piano and will play a different CBC video clip of Gould predicting the future. Uninvited Guests is working with Primary Wave/Glenn Gould Limited to bring the genius of Glenn Gould to a fresh and younger audience. More information on the exhibit can be found at www.univitedguests.ca. The collective even took it one step further by manipulating historical CBC video of Gould to make it look as if the pianist was performing the new compositions himself. Their goal was to retain the musical integrity of the original recordings, yet make new songs that fans of these genres would enjoy. Uninvited Guests will be performing the “remixes” in the basement of 156 Gallery throughout the 5-day exhibit. As a Gould fan, I’m involved in this whole thing. September 25 would have been Canadian pianist and futurist Glenn Gould’s 86th birthday. Locations of each piano will be revealed via Glenn Gould’s social media pages so fans should be sure to follow Gould on Facebook and Twitter.
Glenn Gould to the be subject of a new exhibit in Toronto next month