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#2147749 - 09/10/13 04:56 PM Cool article on Satie's "Vexations"
Anne H Offline
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Registered: 06/02/13
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My husband sent me this link this morning and I thought all of you might like it too. I know there are lots of Satie fans around here and it's interesting to think about him and the relationship with Cage, whether you like Cage or not!

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/cu...iano-piece.html

What do you guys think? Is this intellectually fun or just weird?
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#2147851 - 09/10/13 07:46 PM Re: Cool article on Satie's "Vexations" [Re: Anne H]
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Originally Posted By: Anne H

What do you guys think? Is this intellectually fun or just weird?


What, the piece or the article?
I've yet to experience a performance. I occasionally play it on my own, but tend to stop in the upper two digits. Or earlier. At that level, at least, I find it rather refreshing. Minimal, but not having the kind of "stupid" numbing of some minimalist things. I think the article describes it quite well. And I'm relieved to know that I'm not the only one who wasn't able to memorize it. smile

I wish we could learn more about Satie the man, but then I think in some way that was his point in life. Such a thing really isn't possible.
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