Incredible is right.You can really see why automated mixing boards had to eventually be invented!
― Sanford, Monday, 3 January 2011 17:30 (3 years ago) Permalink
yeah, he's conducting microphone levels there, it's kind of painfully imtimate to watch the control freak side running wild but it also confirms what the payoff of the control freak thing was
― the tune is space, Monday, 3 January 2011 17:42 (3 years ago) Permalink
― The term “hipster racism” from Carmen Van Kerckhove at Racialicious (nakhchivan), Sunday, 22 April 2012 12:14 (2 years ago) Permalink
my downstairs neighbour told me this week that he used to live downstairs from him in toronto in the 60s/70s and could hear him practice all the time
― A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Sunday, 22 April 2012 12:53 (2 years ago) Permalink
been binging on him on and off for the past six months or so
― i've a cozy little flat in what is known as old man hat (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 27 March 2013 16:34 (1 year ago) Permalink
― zero dark (s1ocki), Wednesday, 27 March 2013 16:55 (1 year ago) Permalink
― i've a cozy little flat in what is known as old man hat (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 27 March 2013 17:04 (1 year ago) Permalink
for fans of that youtube of Gould conducting at the mixing board upthread, Sony put out an interesting two disc set last year -- first disc is all of his 'acoustic orchestrations' compiled on one disc, and the second disc is a CD-ROM containing all four mic rank recordings of a single Scriabin piece, allowing you to mix it yourself
it's total fun. there's a youtube up of someone doing an odd mix
― Milton Parker, Wednesday, 27 March 2013 17:44 (1 year ago) Permalink
something addictive about his approach to bach for me -- makes it hard to listen to anyone else (on piano at least. I dig Landowska on harpsichord)
― --808 542137 (Hurting 2), Monday, 15 April 2013 16:11 (1 year ago) Permalink
Are some of his recordings known to have weird pitch issues? I've been listening to his English Suites and I feel like there's this very slight speed-up/slow-down thing going on a lot of the time. The thing is I actually kind of like it, but I want to know if I'm crazy that I'm hearing it.
― my jaw left (Hurting 2), Friday, 17 October 2014 15:19 (1 month ago) Permalink
Also just noticed a weird piano warble on Two and Three Part Inventions which sounds like maybe it's coming from the piano itself?
― my jaw left (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 4 November 2014 20:25 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
Re the 2 and 3 part inventions, that was explained in the liners to the Sony Glenn Gould Edition version (from the series with the butt ugly white covers). That particular piano had taken a hit of some sort and after being repaired had a weird double-strike problem on certain of its hammers. Gould recorded that album with it anyway, professing to sort of like the effect (I can't say I agree)
― a drug by the name of WORLD WITHOUT END (Jon Lewis), Tuesday, 4 November 2014 23:48 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
Idk about pitch stability on the English suites, I'll try to have a listen. Seems weird for tapes of that vintage to have that problem!
― a drug by the name of WORLD WITHOUT END (Jon Lewis), Tuesday, 4 November 2014 23:49 (3 weeks ago) Permalink