In December, Daniel Koulack talked with Dave Stallard of Trail Mix about his childhood interest in music and his time in working with the klezmer band, Finjan. He also talks about "The Glenn Gould Piece" which Trail Mix featured. As Koulack explains,
"In 2003, on what would have been Gould’s 75th birthday, the CBC commissioned me, and others, to write a piece for a broadcast in his honor. When I sat down to write the music, I had two things in mind – the aria from Gould’s first recording of Bach’s Goldberg variations and a video clip I had seen of him fooling around and being silly in the woods in Algonquin Park, which apparently was his favourite place to be. I instinctively structure tunes like an old time banjo player, with four or eight bar phrases which are repeated, but for this one I tried intentionally tried to write longer lines with a more varied structure and this is how it turned out."