The Quiet In The Land

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Glenn Gould's "contrapuntal radio documentary", the third in a trilogy in which he examines the lives of people living in isolation - in this case the Mennonite community at Red River, Manitoba. It looks at the religious group, long separate from mainstream Canadian life and how they cope with the pressures of modern day life. It is a complex montage which blends layers of ambient sound, music and speech. There are five scenes, or conversations, linked together by a church service.