The Glenn Gould Foundation in Canada held several events around the world in 2017 to celebrate what would have been Gould's 85th birthday and the 150 years since the founding of Canada. In Japan, the curator of the perfomance was long time fan Ryuichi Sakamoto. In December 2017, Glenn Gould Gathering was held at the Sogetsu Kaikan in Aoyama, Tokyo. That concert is now released on Blu-ray, in addition to the SACD released last year. Some tracks on this vary from the SACD.
DIsc 1 is a complete recording of the live 'Glenn Gould Remodels' on December 16th. Features Ryuichi Sakamoto with long time time collaborators Alva Noto and Christian Fennesz, and Luxembourg pianist Francesco Tristano. Each musician interprets Glenn Gould, and all four collaborate together for the final track. Disc 2 features interviews with sound technician Lorne Tulk and piano tuner Verne Edquist both of whom were friends of Gould and worked with him for a long time.
Glenn Gould-Remodels. 91 minutes.
J.S.Bach(Arranged by Ryuichi Sakamoto):Choral_BWV721
Ryuichi Sakamoto: andata
Improvisation_20171216-01-02~J.S. Bach(Arranged by Ryuichi Sakamoto):Choral_BWV639
Improvisation_20171216-01-03~J.S. Bach(Arranged by ryuichi Sakamoto): Die Kunst der Fuge_BWV1080a - Contrapunctus I"
Christian Fennesz feat. Ryuichi Sakamoto
Christian Fennesz: a grandbell tragedy
Alva Noto + Nilo feat. Ryuichi Sakamoto
Alva Noto: BachGould redux
Orlando Gibbons: pavan
Orlando Gibbons: French Air
Orlando Gibbons: Alman
Orlando Gibbons: Italian Ground
Orlando Gibbons: Ground
Glenn Gould: Two Pieces for Piano No.1
Glenn Gould: Two Pieces for Piano No.2
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: Fantasia in d
Alva Noto+Nilo / Chirstian Fennesz / Francesco Tristano / Ryuichi Sakamoto
Francesco Tristano: Coda for Glenn (world premiere)
1. Lorne Tulk (Sound Technician) 25 minutes
2. Verne Edquist (Piano Tuner and Friend of Glenn Gould) 26 minutes