The successful Glenn Gould Bach Fellow will receive a total stipendiary budget of €50,000 (Fifty Thousand Euro) over the course of their Fellowship - i.e. over the two year period of the Fellowship. In addition to this, a budget of up to €90,000 (Ninety Thousand Euro) will be provided towards the production and realization of their Fellowship project.
Each Glenn Gould Bach Fellowship will last two years. Project proposals should be artistically ambitious and applicants should consider how they might realise the project over the course of the Fellowship. Project proposals should also engage with technology in imaginative ways.
All recorded and filmed materials along with all collated parts that go into the creation of the final project will be placed in a special new archive that will be managed by an appointed curator. Each project will be made freely accessible to the public and be disseminated throughout the world through various formats - from the digital archive online to organized installation and presentational events. The Archive will also, on request, make freely available its materials to relevant educational institutions and bodies as well as to researchers and pedagogues alike.
EXPLORING THE BAROQUE
With its combination of extravagance and control the music of the Baroque - constituted here to mean Western Art-Music composed between 1600 and 1750 - stands as one of the high points in European musical history. The polyphonic textures and structures, often of great complexity, invite continual re-interpretation, just as its structural severities demand the greatest discipline. The Glenn Gould Bach Fellowship presents a visionary musician with the chance to reimagine this extraordinary music for audiences of the 21st century and in the process engage in new and exciting ways with this rich and vital heritage.