2007 was a Glenn Gould year – the 75th anniversary of his birth and, coincidentally, the 25th year after his death in 1982. Stratford Summer Music celebrated Gould with concerts, lectures and exhibitions, and asked Scott to create a poster illustration for the occasion.

Glenn Gould was Director of Music at the Stratford Festival from 1961 to 1964. We imagined him taking long walks around the river when he was in Stratford – the great musical genius lost in his own interior world to the point of being completely oblivious to his surroundings! We know from photos that he had already taken to wearing the winter coat, hat and gloves year round – so this scene is not perhaps as far-fetched as it might seem. This drawing is in oil pastel.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14