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Tag: Erik Satie

Saturday, November 28th

timeless

Erik Satie (1866-1925), Ogives (4) (1886, 00:00-), Pièces froides (6) (1897, 12:29-), Gnossiennes 1-6 (1889-97, 25:02-), Sonneries de la Rose+Croix (3) (1892, 44:51-), Gymnopédies (3) (1888, 58:59-); Reinbert de Leeuw (1938-2020, piano), live, 1982

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, July 22nd

alone

What better soundtrack for the pandemic?

Erik Satie (1866-1925), Vexations (c. 1893); Igor Levit (1987-), live (performance begins at 4:50), Berlin, 5/30-31/20

 

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, January 11th

timeless

This I could listen to all day.

Erik Satie (1866-1925), Gnossiennes 1-6 (1889-97); Reinbert de Leeuw (piano), live, Netherlands (Utrecht), 2018

 

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Saturday, December 22nd

more

Erik Satie (1866-1925), Sonneries de la Rose+Croix (No. 2); Reinbert de Leeuw (piano), live, Netherlands (Utrecht), 2011

 

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random sights

last night, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, December 19th

more

Erik Satie (1866-1925), Ogives (4) (00:00-), Pieces froides (6) (12:29-), Gnossiennes (6) (25:02-), Sonneries de la Rose+Croix (3) (44:51-), Gymnopedies (3) (58:59-); Reinbert de Leeuw (piano), live, 1982

 

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lagniappe

reading table

driftwood floating
this way, that way . . .
ends the year

—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1827 (translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue)

Tuesday, December 18th

sounds of Paris

Erik Satie (1866-1925), Gnossiennes 1-6 (1889-97); Reinbert de Leeuw (piano), live, Netherlands (Utrecht), 2018

 

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reading table

Silence
of an oak grove
the moon high in the trees

—Yosa Buson, 1716-1784 (translated from Japanese by W.S. Merwin and Takako Lento)

Friday, January 20th

Something small, quiet, mysterious for this most unimaginable day.

Erik Satie (1866-1925), Gnossienne 1 (c. 1890); Alessio Nanni, piano


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reading table

The only choice we get is what to worship.

—David Foster Wallace (1962-2008), This Is Water

Monday, April 22nd

Let’s listen, after a week of bombings and explosions and earthquakes, to something spare, something quiet.

Erik Satie (1866-1925), Sonneries de la Rose + Croix – Air du Grand Prieur (1892); Reinbert de Leeuw, piano


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radio

Happy Birthday, Charles Mingus!

Today it’s all Mingus, all day at WKCR-FM (Columbia University).

Wednesday, 3/28/12

What better experience for playing with the Velvet Underground, whose mentor, Andy Warhol, once observed “the channels switch, but it’s all television,” than to appear on I’ve Got a Secret?

I’ve Got a Secret (Garry Moore, host; John Cale, guest), 1963

The piece he plays at the end, Vexations, was composed in the early 1890s by Erik Satie.

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MCOTD’s granddog, and muse, Roscoe

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