National Post article

Subject: National Post article
From: Darren Copeland (
Date: Mon Feb 22 1999 - 12:08:51 EST

For those who participated in and read with interest the debate a few weeks
ago on the support of women in electroacoustic academic circles might find
an article in today's National Post of interest. It questions the absence
of female recipients to the Glenn Gould Prize, which is awarded to "a living
person who has earned international recognition for his or her
distinguished, highly exceptional contributions to music through the use of
communications technologies." Past recipients have included Toru Takemitsu,
R. Murray Schaefer, and most recently, Yo Yo Ma. Many of the arguments
brought forward by Linda Seltzer and others are echoed here as well.
Particularly comments made by Pauline Oliveros about the early days of
electronic studios. The article recommends artists such as Pauline
Oliveros, Laurie Anderson, Rivka Golani, and Teresa Stratas has potential
recipients that have been overlooked for one reason or another.

For those outside Canada, you might find the article on the web. It is
written by Tamara Bernstein, classical music critic in the arts section.
The headline is titled "Overlooking some musical notables: why does the
Glenn Gould prize always go to a man".

all the best,

Darren Copeland


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