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Re: <nettime> a few thoughts and sounds
Karl-Erik Tallmo on Tue, 26 Sep 2006 01:01:27 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> a few thoughts and sounds


Yeah. I think GG & MM  were colleagues at the university. Reportedly 
they did meet, but if they really communicated is uncertain:

"But above all, I think 90% of Gould's importance in the world is as 
a great pianist, and we must try not to explain him too much. This 
tendency apparently reached its climax in the occasional encounters 
between Glenn and fellow communicator, Marshall McLuhan. They liked 
to get together and communicate at each other, and both subsequently 
made it clear that they couldn't understand one word of what the 
other was talking about, possibly with good reason."

(Margaret Pacsu in "Gould, the Communicator: Panel discussion held at 
the National Library of Canada Wednesday, May 25, 1988)


"A mention of Marshall McLuhan reminds me of something which Glenn 
once said to me. I knew him extremely well. I knew him for a very 
long time, and we were talking about Marshall, who was a mutual 
friend, and he said: 'You know, I somehow think Marshall is more 
connected with the medium -- somehow I feel I'm closer to the 
message'."

John Roberts in "Gould, the Communicator: Panel discussion held at 
the National Library of Canada Wednesday, May 25, 1988"

See http://www.collectionscanada.ca/glenngould/028010-502.8-e.html


/Karl-Erik Tallmo




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