Erik Satie S/D

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here's the lp w/ the Furniture Music
and, i just found mp3s here:


(messed my login up) thx nerve pylon, been wanting to hear this stuff for years and have never been able them on any cd/record. "ahead of their time" is an understatement.

am0n (am0n), Wednesday, 27 September 2006 15:32 (eleven years ago) Permalink

yep--they're great. i looked for years for that lp, finally found it on eBay, it's not in very good shape (plus the postage from france!)--and now, there they are on the web. go figure!

nerve pylon (flat_of_angles), Wednesday, 27 September 2006 16:57 (eleven years ago) Permalink

there wouldn't be a cd version somewhere? course not

i forgot to add, that version of "cinema" is far better than other recordings i've heard. it's a funny piece. kinda philip glass-y (only not annoying)

am0n (am0n), Friday, 29 September 2006 01:32 (eleven years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

I really do seem to be accumulating a Satie collection almost without trying -- LTM's just sent their newest, Avant-dernières pensées, which is subtitled 'Selected Piano Works Vol. 1,' so presumably there's more on the way. Tracklisting:

Trois Gymnopédies
Gnossiennes 1-7
Je te veux
Musiques intimes et secretes
Embryons desséchés
Le Piège de Méduse
Descriptions automatiques
Sports et divertissements
Avant-dernières pensées

Ned Raggett, Friday, 29 June 2007 02:35 (ten years ago) Permalink

I was also able to snag a compilation of the Ciccolini recordings on Angel via the Tower implosion last year, so that's been handy for a bit of contrast.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 29 June 2007 02:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

I would recommend his published journals, A Mammal's Notebook

Michael F Gill, Friday, 29 June 2007 02:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

i have the Yitkin Seow recordings on Hyperion. Really, really good.

poortheatre, Friday, 29 June 2007 05:13 (ten years ago) Permalink

how is that LTM disc, Ned? I'm a little afraid of the performer Goran Borisek, but have only heard other disc disc of his.

electronic spirit of erik satie by camarata, utter classic, full chamber orchestra with the leads played by loud moog. if you like perrey & kingsley and you like satie, you already love this record

Milton Parker, Friday, 29 June 2007 19:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

correction Bojan Gorisek

gettin my balkans confused

Milton Parker, Friday, 29 June 2007 19:05 (ten years ago) Permalink

Bojan Gorisek recorded the complete piano works of Satie for a label called Audiophile Classics that were released as a 10-CD box set and as individual volumes (I have two of the individual CDs). I suppose the LTM releases are reissues of some of those recordings. The ones I have are not bad - it's nice to hear some of the less familiar Satie pieces, including ones for voice and piano that are more in a cabaret-influenced style.

o. nate, Friday, 29 June 2007 21:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

There's still a link to some of them from the page:

I have volumes 5 and 9.

o. nate, Friday, 29 June 2007 21:05 (ten years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

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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