Erik Satie S/D

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bamcquern, Tuesday, 13 September 2011 08:08 (six years ago) Permalink

@ 4:33-5:28

Milton Parker, Tuesday, 13 September 2011 08:41 (six years ago) Permalink

behave yourselves, the monkeys are watching

Crackle Box, Tuesday, 13 September 2011 13:49 (six years ago) Permalink

want to start subversive public art campaign using erik satie performance instructions

Crackle Box, Tuesday, 13 September 2011 13:53 (six years ago) Permalink

oooooh i love Binaryland!

zappi, Tuesday, 13 September 2011 13:56 (six years ago) Permalink

How I found Erik Satie:

Corn Maze to the Dark Side (Eazy), Tuesday, 13 September 2011 13:56 (six years ago) Permalink

That family fodder is really good. I like the rhythm at the start of it, when it's just piano.

bamcquern, Tuesday, 13 September 2011 22:03 (six years ago) Permalink

I need to get that box you guys talk about upthread. I only have a one-disc piano thing. It's good and long, but too much of it is of those later parodies.

bamcquern, Tuesday, 13 September 2011 22:05 (six years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

full of subtlety, if you believe me

Milton Parker, Friday, 17 February 2012 20:29 (five years ago) Permalink

'Apply yourself to renunciation'
'Behave yourself, please: a monkey is watching you'
'Do not speak'
'Even duller if you can

geeta, Friday, 17 February 2012 20:59 (five years ago) Permalink

'From a distance, bored'

geeta, Friday, 17 February 2012 20:59 (five years ago) Permalink

satie-inspired desserts:

geeta, Friday, 17 February 2012 21:01 (five years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

On most mornings after he moved to Arcueil, Satie would return to Paris on foot, a distance of about ten kilometres, stopping frequently at his favourite cafés on route. Accoring to Templier, "he walked slowly, taking small steps, his umbrella held tight under his arm. When talking he would stop, bend one knee a little, adjust his pince-nez and place his fist on his lap. The he would take off once more with small deliberate steps."

When he eventually reached Paris he visited friends, or arranged to meet them in other cafés by sending pneumatiques. Often the walking from place to place continued, focussing on Montmarte before the war, and subsequently on Montparnasse. From here, Satie would catch the last train back to Arcueil at about 1.00am, or, if he was still engaged in serious drinking, he would miss the train and begin the long walk home during the early hours of the morning. Then the daily round would begin again.

Roger Shattuck, in conversations with John Cage in 1982, put forward the interesting theory that "the source of Satie's sense of musical beat--the possibility of variation within repetition, the effect of boredom on the organism--may be this endless walking back and forth across the same landscape day after day . . . the total observation of a very limited and narrow environment." During his walks, Satie was also observed stopping to jot down ideas by the light of the street lamps he passed.

j., Friday, 18 April 2014 19:02 (three years ago) Permalink

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