Erik Satie – Choses vues à droite et à gauche (sans lunettes) 1914 (Published 1916)

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Erik Satie- Choses vues à droite et à gauche (sans lunettes) 1914 (Published 1916)

Choral hypocrite

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Fugue à tâtons

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Fantaisie musculaire

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Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin

Roderick Chadwick-Piano

‘Channel Firing project’

(Recording Outtakes-unedited 30 10 14 St Michaels Highgate)

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Engineer-Jonathan Haskell (Astounding Sounds)

I have been fascinated with these three pieces for my entire career. returning to play and study them  with ever-increasing delight. For all their apparent simplicity, this set works on so many different levels, that I find new entry points, new areas of exploration. The pieces can be ‘read’, even shorn of music, as an unheard poem, read silently in the performance directions.

Grave

le main sur la consicence

très en dehors

ralentir avec bonté

Fugue à tâtons

dans un candour niaise mais convenable

du bout des fonts du fond

tranquille comme baptiste

en clignant de l’oeil

avec tendresse et fatalité

les os secs et lointains

partez d’un seul coup

en élargissant la tête

large de vue

Fantaisie musculaire

un peu vif

le dos voûté

avec enthousiasme

très penaud

froidement