The Rotman School of Management and The Glenn Gould Foundation Present
Glenn Gould's Variations and the
Human Qualities that Foster Remarkable Creativity
You'll learn how Apple's senior leadership and their uncompromising search for technological perfection has been inspired by Gould's belief in the ethical importance of music.
Date - Tuesday October 18, 2016 - 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
Speaker - Joshua Cohen, Faculty Member, Apple University; Distinguished Senior Fellow in Law, Political Science, and Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley
Location - Rotman School of Management, Desautels Hall (2nd floor, South Building), 105 St. George Street | map
Admission is free of charge, but you must register in advance.
Glenn Gould, the greatest pianist of the past century, thought that musical performance has an ethical importance: it aims at an experience of ecstasy, which creates a sense of distance from the world. Drawing on a presentation he gives to executives at Apple, Joshua Cohen will discuss the meaning of this ethical ideal, explain how Gould's 1982 recording of the Goldberg Variations reflects this ambitious aspiration for musical performance, and explore the human qualities that foster remarkable creativity.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Photo Credit: Estate of Jock Carroll