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Friday, September 25, 2009

Lecture / Mark Kingwell on Glenn Gould 1 October 7 PM Studio Theatre

MARK KINGWELL ON GLENN GOULD


Thursday, 1 October | 7 PM

Author of fifteen books about philosophy, design and architecture, Mark Kingwell is a philosophy professor at the University of Toronto and a contributing editor for Harper’s Magazine. His new book, Glenn Gould (Penguin, 2009), focuses on Canada’s most renowned classical musician of the twentieth century, a figure whose technical virtuosity and interpretive brilliance were matched by an eccentric lifestyle. A recording artist, broadcaster, writer, and proponent of electronic media, Gould stopped performing live in 1964 to focus exclusively on recorded performances. Discussing Gould as a philosopher who lived according to his own contradictory, mischievous and provocative ideas about music, Kingwell adopts a kaleidoscopic approach to writing his life, offering twenty-one “takes” – a reference to Gould’s famous twenty-one “takes” on Bach’s Goldberg Variations in 1955. Kingwell’s lecture links to the Candice Breitz exhibition at The Power Plant, which also examines connections between live and recorded performance, repetition and improvisation.

This event is dedicated to the Toronto Arts Council in honour of their 35th Anniversary.

$4 Members, $6 Non-Members
Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
Call the Harbourfront Centre Box Office at 416.973.4000 to purchase tickets.

www.thepowerplant.org

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