Open Goldberg Variations - Setting Bach Free

by Robert Douglass

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    1. Andrew Clarke on

      I was a backer of the Open Goldberg project, but won't be backing this one. Why? Because I wasn't satisfied about the up front disclosure of the relationship between the project originator (Douglass) and the performer (Ishizaka). If you'd been up front that this is your spouse, and that you're essentially trying to promote her career, I might have backed it anyway. As it is, I found myself feeling disappointed and skeptical, because honesty and transparency are really important values to me.

    2. Robert Douglass 7-time creator on

      Fair criticism, Andrew. We don't want our backers to be disappointed in any way, so I've made it very explicit in the current "Bio" section what our relationship is, and that I also function as Kimiko's manager.

      "The Open Goldberg Project, EIN 273992022, is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating openly licensed artistic works and projects. In 2012 we released the Open Goldberg Variations - a public domain score and recording of Bach's masterpiece. Robert Douglass is the founder and Director of The Open Goldberg Project. Robert also functions as Kimiko Ishizaka's manager, and is her spouse."