I don't really come from a philosophy background, my degree was much more literature focused, but I became interested in Henri Bergson, the French philosopher, and was amazed to find out that he drank in the same bar as Erik Satie
The fan-like paintings that came as a result led to the collection Wilwayco titled "Fantastical: Correspondence with Satie
," to be showcased exclusively at the Crucible Gallery on March 26.
They are therefore not to be taken as visual equivalences, transliterations or interpretations of the music of Satie
"I chanced upon an Erik Satie
CD at Tower Records in Tokyo around seven years ago," shares Wilwayco.
Rather like Satie
's music, Potter's book is short and deceptively simple, circling around a theme that, with closer examination, is quite astute.
Unsent Love Letters contains study and recital repertoire that is technically and stylistically particularly well-suited for the imaginative intermediate-level adult or teenage student who has played a few of Satie
's works and/or is eager to explore more accessible new music.
was born in Honfleur, France in 1866, to Alfred Satie
, a salon composer and publisher who later married salon composer Eugenie Satie-Barnetche.
Audiences will be swept into the foyer, passing extraordinary performances including a dance film loop inspired by the 1975 movie The Stepford Wives, before settling in the auditorium to watch the event's two core performances: a fresh, modern reimagining of the original Parade, directed by Caroline Finn, during which the dancers will create their own costumes out of paper, and a pre-recorded track of BBC National Orchestra of Wales performing Satie
While attempting to decipher the black-and-white images by detaching them from the real urban backdrop visible through the windows on which they've been placed, the visitor hears the "blurry" sound of Satie
's music mixed with the noise of the machines and of the public.
She begins by exploring the "sonic environment of Satie
's Montmartre" (p.
recently scooped the prestigious Producer of the Year accolade at the annual DJ awards.