Host Michael Vincent takes an in-depth look at Glenn Gould’s iconic “pygmy” chair. The more he finds out, the more mysterious it becomes.
After nearly a year of research, we bring this series about Glenn Gould and his chair to a close. Episode 5 begins with a conversation with Canadian pianist James Parker about the mechanics of Gould’s eccentric playing style. We also meet award-winning journalist and music biographer Peter Goddard at Fran’s Diner, Gould’s favourite place to eat. After some reflection, we get to the heart of Gould’s relationship with his famous chair.
After building our own version of a Glenn Gould chair replica, we find out there are so many interesting replicas out there, that we’re going to devote this whole show to finding them. These include an 8 ft. tall chair covered in flowers, a fancy one made by an Italian furniture designer, and a futuristic hologram coming to a city near you.
We find out how much Gould's chair is worth, which leaves us with a big decision to make.
We take a trip to Ottawa to see Glenn Gould's chair for the first time.
A chance discovery leads to an interview with Glenn Gould’s former recording engineer Lorne Tulk.
Introducing Glenn Gould's Chair
On September 19, we’re taking you on an in-depth journey into the relationship between classical pianist Glenn Gould and his beloved folding chair.
A mystery unfolds, launching host Michael Vincent down a path into the heart of one of history's most enigmatic musicians.
Here’s a sneak peek of our story.