Late to Erik Satie
A space has been opened in my heart/mind for Erik Satie. It is really no more than a curiosity at this point.
This image, of a painting by Santiago Rusinol i Prats, was found at this Italian, music blog.
It was the music that first enchanted. I heard Satie on a podcast of All Songs Considered. The podcast featured Tom Moon’s 1000 Things to Hear Before You Die.
Eno was inspired by Satie and his writings. Ah ha.
Satie said to Ferdinand Leger:
“You know, there’s a need to create furniture music; that is to say, music that would be a part of the surrounding noises and that would take them into account. I see it as melodious, as masking the clatter of knives and forks without drowning it completely, without imposing itself. It would spare them the usual banalities. Moreover, it would neutralize the street noises that indiscreetly force themselves into the picture.”
* from wind333 blog.
Amazon had Reinbart de Leuuw’s recorded performances of Satie’s early work.
Downloading the MP3s was easier than I had imagined. Dangerously immediate. I now have a 2 CD set of Satie’s piano pieces played at a very smooth and measured pace.
This interest may not blossom into a full on obsession, maybe a mini obsession. I’m prepared to let it get out of hand. Satie, the Taurus, is so it’s very natural for me.
Soon Satie’s A Mammal’s Notebook will be in my hands. I found it at Amazon, too.
I’m not the only one who feels ready to fall under Satie’s spell. If Eno is any example, Satie must be a magnet for brilliant nerds.