Erik Satie's Performance Indications

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milton parker (Jon L), Sunday, 23 April 2006 06:34 (8 years ago) Permalink

"Lent et douloureux" "Slow and painful"

milton parker (Jon L), Sunday, 23 April 2006 06:35 (8 years ago) Permalink

A bit hot
A bit rococo but slow
Advise yourself most carefully
A little cooked
A little warm
Alone, for a moment
Alone, opposite
A lot of expression and slower
Almost invisible
Apply within yourself
Apply yourself to renunciation
Arching your back
As if you were congested
As quiet as Baptiste
Assertively
Attaching too much importance
Attentively
At the top of your voice, don't you think?
Avoid any sacrilegious excitement

milton parker (Jon L), Sunday, 23 April 2006 06:35 (8 years ago) Permalink

Be an hour late
Be-dig yourself
Be fixed
Behave yourself, please: a monkey is watching you
Behind
Be invited
Be unaware of your own presence
Be visible for a moment
Blackish
Both hands together
Bounce back scantily
Breathe
Broad as possible
Broadening your head
Broaden your impression
Brutal
Bury the Sound

milton parker (Jon L), Sunday, 23 April 2006 06:35 (8 years ago) Permalink

Caeremoniosus
Calm and profoundly gentle
Calm without slowness
Carefully
Caressing
Carried Away
Carry that further
Casually
Cautiously and slowly
Cloisterly
Coldly
Continue without losing consciousness
Convince
Corpulentus
Courageously easy and obligingly alone
Cultivate renunciation
Cumulatively
Curtain

milton parker (Jon L), Sunday, 23 April 2006 06:36 (8 years ago) Permalink

Dance inwardly
Dancing
Deferentially
Detached but not dry
Determined
Do as I do
Do not change your physiognomy
Do not leave your shadow
Do not cough
Do not eat too much
Do not go out
Do not inflate
Do not look disagreeable
Do not lose your bearings
Do not speak
Do not swallow
Do not sweat
Do not torment yourself
Dry as a cuckoo

milton parker (Jon L), Sunday, 23 April 2006 06:36 (8 years ago) Permalink

End for yourself
Energetic
Energetically
Enigmatic
Enthusiastically
Epotus
Even duller if you can
Even whiter if possible

milton parker (Jon L), Sunday, 23 April 2006 06:36 (8 years ago) Permalink

Fairly alert
Fall till you are weak
Fascinatedly
Fast
Fatten
Fidgety
Fierce and forbidding
Flat on the floor
Floating
Fold carefully
Fold gently
From a distance, bored
From afar
From the top of yourself
Full of subtlety, if you believe me

milton parker (Jon L), Sunday, 23 April 2006 06:36 (8 years ago) Permalink

Gaily
Gawp
Gently
Genuinely
Get late bit by bit without equivocation
Get soaked
Gird yourself with perceptiveness
Give orders quietly
Go away!
Go down
Go on
Good-naturedly
Graciously
Grandiose
Grandly forgetting the present
Grow bigger
Grow pale
Gummy

milton parker (Jon L), Sunday, 23 April 2006 06:36 (8 years ago) Permalink

Haggard in your body
Half way
Hard as the devil?
Have a drink
Heavy
High
Hold back
Hypocritically

milton parker (Jon L), Sunday, 23 April 2006 06:36 (8 years ago) Permalink

Illusorius
Imbibe
Imitativus
Impassive
Important
In a very peculiar manner
Indubitable
Inevitably
Inflexible
In force
In one breath
In the back of your throat
In the best
In the deepest silence
In the pit of your belly
In the ribs
Into the slow
In your head
Ironically
Is your feeling mellow?

milton parker (Jon L), Sunday, 23 April 2006 06:36 (8 years ago) Permalink

Lacquered like a chinaman
Lastly
Laugh without anyone knowing
Learnedly
Light as an egg
Light, but decent
Light, but loud
Lightly animated
Lights out
Like a gentle request
Like a nightingale with toothache
Look closely, that is all
Looking at yourself from afar
Looking at it twice
Look like a fraud

milton parker (Jon L), Sunday, 23 April 2006 06:37 (8 years ago) Permalink

Meanly
Melancholy
Moderate and very bored
Moderate joy
Modestly
More intimately
More relaxedly
Mysterious and tender

milton parker (Jon L), Sunday, 23 April 2006 06:37 (8 years ago) Permalink

Naturally
Neapolitan
Necessarily
Nice
Nobly
Nocturnally
Nocturnus
Noiselessly, believe me again
Not too rare

milton parker (Jon L), Sunday, 23 April 2006 06:37 (8 years ago) Permalink

Okay
Obligingly
One step at a time
On fire
On the tip of your mind
On the tips of your back teeth
On yellowing velvet
On your tongue
Opacus
Open your head
Out of the corner of your hand
Outward, painfully

milton parker (Jon L), Sunday, 23 April 2006 06:37 (8 years ago) Permalink

Paedagogus
Pale and priest-like
Paululum
Peacefully
Perfect
Physiognomical
Play out, don't you think?
Play right out
Pleasurably, without shyness
Plenty of action
Positively
Preciously
Push apart
Put yourself in the shade

milton parker (Jon L), Sunday, 23 April 2006 06:37 (8 years ago) Permalink

Questioning
Quite blue
Quite slow
Quite well done
Quiver like a leaf

milton parker (Jon L), Sunday, 23 April 2006 06:37 (8 years ago) Permalink

Rather cold
Rather slow, if you would
Riddled
Rise on your fingers
Rising
Rocking
Run

milton parker (Jon L), Sunday, 23 April 2006 06:37 (8 years ago) Permalink

Sad
Sad and more and more calm
Same assertiveness but more inward
Scratch
Second helping
Seriously but without tears
Shake yourself
Silently, please
Sing
Sing seriously
Skilfully
Slow and grave
Slow and painful
Slow down good-naturedly
Slow down kindly
Slow down mentally
Slow down politely
Smile
So as to make a hollow
Sombre
Sound surprised
Stay (half a second) right in front of you
Steady as she goes
Sticky
Stir it up inside
Straight in front of you
Subitus
Substantialis
Superstitiously
Supple

milton parker (Jon L), Sunday, 23 April 2006 06:37 (8 years ago) Permalink

Take your hand off and put it in your pocket
Tell yourself about it
Tender
Tough as the devil
Try some more
Turbulent
Turn pale

milton parker (Jon L), Sunday, 23 April 2006 06:38 (8 years ago) Permalink

Under the pomegranites
Up on your fingers

milton parker (Jon L), Sunday, 23 April 2006 06:38 (8 years ago) Permalink

Very affectionate
Very boring
Very carefully
Very Christian
Very down to earth
Very far away
Very lost
Very much
Very nice
Very sheepish
Very shining
Very sincerely silent
Very sticky
Very suitable
Very Turkish
Very white
Virtuous
Visible for a moment

milton parker (Jon L), Sunday, 23 April 2006 06:38 (8 years ago) Permalink

Weep like a willow
Weighty
White
White and immobile
Whiter
Wholly and completely
Winking
With a broad view
With a full chest
With a healthy superiority
With amazement
With both hands
With camaraderie
With ceremony
With conviction and stern sadness
With delicate intimacy
With great goodness
With great seriousness and courteous gravity
With inane but appropriate naivety
Without batting an eyelid too much
Without getting annoyed
Without grandeur
Without hurrying
Without ostentation
Without pride
Without trembling too much
Without wickedness
Without your fingers blushing
With righteous anger
With sadness
With sadness and inevitability
With shy piety
With slowness
With tears in your fingers
With tenderness
With the flow
With the tips of your eyes and holding back in advance
With timid piety
With your body
With your bones dry and distant
With your hand above
With your hand on your conscience
With your head between your hands
With no shine

milton parker (Jon L), Sunday, 23 April 2006 06:38 (8 years ago) Permalink

You see

milton parker (Jon L), Sunday, 23 April 2006 06:38 (8 years ago) Permalink

have you read Ivan Brunetti's comic strip bio of Satie? It's in a recent collection of his, highly recommended. You can see a pic of the original art here:

http://mc.clintock.com/first_floor/living_room/flatfiles/drawer_3/close-up/brunetti_satie_original.php

but it's not for reading.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Sunday, 23 April 2006 07:05 (8 years ago) Permalink

It's in Schizo 4.

Noise boarders should check out all back issues of Schizo, as they're completely hilarious.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Sunday, 23 April 2006 07:10 (8 years ago) Permalink

can't make out a word of that but it looks great, especially the 'satie and the critics' part

Satie, of all of the collaborators, however, nearly was ruined by the fallout of Parade.  He came into conflict with one of many critics who had given it a bad review, Jean Poueigh.  Satie sent him several exceedingly nasty letters, such as the following:

Erik Satie to Monsieur Fuckface Poueigh
Famous Gourd and Composer for Nitwits
Fontainebleau, 5 June 1917…
…Lousy ass-hole, this is from where I shit on you with all my force…
…Erik Satie
 
Poueigh did not appreciate Satie’s correspondence and promptly filed a law suit for slander.  Satie lost and was sentenced to a week in prison, one hundred francs fine, and one thousand francs paid to Poueigh for damages.

milton parker (Jon L), Sunday, 23 April 2006 07:11 (8 years ago) Permalink

fucking critics

milton parker (Jon L), Sunday, 23 April 2006 07:11 (8 years ago) Permalink

i've got a couple books on satie that are good, one of which has a bunch of his drawings

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0947757929/qid=1145809413/sr=2-1/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_1/103-3500844-0891805?s=books&v=glance&n=283155

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/071452980X/qid=1145809549/sr=1-12/ref=sr_1_12/103-3500844-0891805?s=books&v=glance&n=283155


i used to have the first 2 issues of schizo. that guy is the most head-up-his-own-ass self-pitying comic artist alive. kudos to him for securing that title, i guess.

nervous.gif (eman), Sunday, 23 April 2006 15:35 (8 years ago) Permalink

my grandfather looks like satie!

satie is great... his art songs are super fun to interpret/perform (esp the one about the mad hatter!)

tehresa (tehresa), Sunday, 23 April 2006 16:19 (8 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

Milton Parker, Tuesday, 11 March 2008 03:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

i'd buy that for a dollar

sanskrit, Tuesday, 11 March 2008 04:13 (6 years ago) Permalink

who was the mystery guest star???

Dominique, Tuesday, 11 March 2008 04:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYHIqMmtS-0

crosscheck against here?

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Tuesday, 11 March 2008 13:20 (6 years ago) Permalink

two dudes I've never heard of

sexyDancer, Tuesday, 11 March 2008 15:53 (6 years ago) Permalink

the best part of that clip is seeing how destroyed that guy appearing in "the brig" is...he seems like a nervous shut-in (harold smith?), but other than mentioning his off (off) broadway show, theres no mention that hes involved in what is often referred to as the most neurosis enducing "plays" of all time...

also: satie is just plain brilliant. and i do wonder what heppened to the webpage version of vexations...granted it was just a midifile set to repeat 840 times, but still..i wonder what the weird fckr would have thought of that...is there any instances of satie talking about or considering automated musics? seems like something w. benjamin might have thought around

bb, Tuesday, 11 March 2008 17:45 (6 years ago) Permalink

http://www.users.waitrose.com/~chobbs/Bryars.html

heres a good chronicaling of various performances i came across after watching that ive got a secret clip last week

i assume the "special guests" were the nytimes critic

theinteresting point made by cage was around the effect that the successive playing had on destroying personal interpretive playing and the convergence around a "group" interpretation.

bb, Tuesday, 11 March 2008 17:51 (6 years ago) Permalink

theres no mention that hes involved in what is often referred to as the most neurosis enducing "plays" of all time...

I had to look The Brig up after reading this. Was it really as influential as it seems like it would have been based on the synopsis? It's interesting to watch the actor guy fall into what looks like a trance while listening, and it doesn't really look forced. I wonder how conditioned you'd be after listening to that piece for eighteen hours...

mh, Tuesday, 11 March 2008 19:35 (6 years ago) Permalink

alex ross thinks it's joshua rifkin

http://www.therestisnoise.com/2007/05/more_on_vexatio.html

Joshua Rifkin (born April 22, 1944 in New York) is an American conductor, keyboard player, and musicologist. He is best known by the general public for having played a central role in the ragtime revival in the 1970s with the three albums he recorded of Scott Joplin's works for Nonesuch Records. The albums - which were presented as classical music recordings - were critically-acclaimed, commercially successful and led to other artists exploring the ragtime genre. Rifkin's work as a revivalist of Joplin's work immediately preceded the adaptation of Joplin's music by Marvin Hamlisch for the film The Sting (1973).

rifkin's joplin records are still my favorite joplin, he plays the guy like bach

Milton Parker, Tuesday, 11 March 2008 19:51 (6 years ago) Permalink

xpost with bb's link that I just finished reading, sorrys

I've got three finder windows open playing alan marks' vexations, reinbert de leeuw's vexations & rifkin's joplin

Milton Parker, Tuesday, 11 March 2008 19:54 (6 years ago) Permalink

oh man, 'solace' + 'vexations' was meant to be

Milton Parker, Tuesday, 11 March 2008 19:54 (6 years ago) Permalink

hmm, ill have to hear some of this rifkin..

ill have to hop over to ubuweb to check myself, but i recall some of the "pianoless 'vexations'" from the sculpture center being fairly interesting, though flawed by not actually following the intructions. (but am listening to vancouver soundscapes right now).

as for "the brig". i've, understandably, only seen the mekas brother's film (shot durring the final performance, when the living theater and a handful of spectators snuck back into the shut down theater for a final, illegal, performance)and had a hard time getting through. it's classically artuad-ian and rather brutal in its reality. not being a big theater fan, i couldn't say how influential it really was, but anecdotes of the 60's avant garde speak powerfully of its impact with the downtown arts community..

bb, Tuesday, 11 March 2008 20:08 (6 years ago) Permalink


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