Gould produced the radio documentary The Idea of North in 1967, using interviews with five subjects about their experiences living in northern Canada, in which voices intermingle and create stunning sonic superimpositions. This “contrapuntal documentary’s” visual adaptation consists in this experimental documentary film by Judith Pearlman created in 1970 in collaboration with Gould. An oneiric and existential journey to the North, whose image-sound combination techniques remains deeply revolutionary today.
Produced by : Canadian broadcasting Corporation, National Educational Television
Courtesy of CBC
Special Thanks: Glenn Gould FoundationEn collaboration avec la revue Intermédialités, la revue Circuit: musiques contemporaines et CBC. This screening is part of the cycle: Radio as Music [An hommage to Glenn Gould]
80 years after Glenn Gould’s birth and 30 years after his death, the FNC in collaboration with the journals Intermédialités
are celebrating some of Gould’s lesser-known works: his radio compositions and experimental video works. Featuring: screening, round table and performances.