ANTS, A New Timeless Sound // experimental record label established in Rome, Italy, 2001
Erik Satie / John Cage
Jewel Box case
16 pages booklet with italian/english text by Mario Gamba.
Images by Nick Cudworth and John Cage (used by gentle permission of the Archives de la Fondation Erik Satie, Paris).
1 audio CD

€ 12,00  € 10,00
Sabina Meyer, voice, objects; Marco Dalpane, piano.

This album comes from the love for Music. Contemporary
music, but also Songs. From the love for History and People.
From the observation of a stage before and after a concert.
And from Friendship and Collaboration.
Erik Satie and John Cage were two musicians of great
influence and supreme coherence. In their rigorous path
they choose the road to astonishment. On the road to their
artistic ideal they met the “music”, when others only loosely
saw it. Satie and Cage are, now historically, two composers to
draw near. And this approach comes from their enormous
artistic personality.
Sabina Meyer and Marco Dalpane are musicians of great
sensibility and skill and, simply, they catch all these aspects in
their performances. Satie comes so near to Cage and Cage
“slides” toward Satie. The interlacing of the pieces gives us a
path of reconstruction - as they want to show us. In “Cabaret
Per Nulla” each piece by Satie piece could be (would be?)
written by Cage and viceversa. “Vexations” seems as it comes
from the pen of the young Cage, and “In a landscape”
“belongs” to Satie, and to all of us. “She is asleep” and “La
Diva de L’Empire” are two faces of the same medal. And so
This collection not only includes the music of two great
modern composers, but in it the performers perfectly
represent the community and presence of their efforts and
makes the experience of listening so coherent, letting us to
forgot all the differences - Times, Modes, Lifes - and allowing
to understand that big, astonishing common element: Art.
From the liner notes of Mario Gamba: “... In terms of a
critical analysis Meyer and Dalpane treat these light, amiable
and provocative works, of which only Aria (1958) by Cage can
evoke the drama one can imagine in the physical and
mental/emotional space of a cabaret, with a non-cabaretistic
approach. They don’t evoke in their music the cabaret
because they choose other tones and other moods. Committed,
as they are, to the music in a more complex and fundamental

track list
1) She is asleep (1943) (J. Cage) 7’48”
2) La Diva de “L'Empire” (1904) (E. Satie, Bonnaud e Blés) 2’54”
Trois poèmes d'amour
3) n. 1 (1914) (E. Satie) 0’44”
4) n. 2 (1914) (E. Satie) 0’40”
5) n. 3 (1914) (E. Satie) 0’46”
6) Vexations (1893) (E. Satie) 1’27” (versione parziale)
7) The wonderful widow of eighteen springs (1942) (J. Cage) 2’11”
8) Salut drapeau (1891) (E. Satie, Sar J. Peladan) 4’06”
9) Chanson, op. 52 (1888) (E. Satie, J. P. Contamine de Latour) 1’13”
10) Chanson médiéval (1906) (E. Satie, C. Mendes) 1’27”
11) Les Fleurs (1887) (E. Satie, J. P. Contamine de Latour) 1’29”
12) Je te veux (1897) (E. Satie, H. Pacory) 3’41”
13) In a landscape (1948) (J. Cage) 8’03”
14) Aria (1958) (J. Cage) 10’03”
15) Les Anges (1887) (E. Satie, J. P. Contamine de Latour) 1’45”
16) Elégie, op. 19 (1887) (E. Satie, J. P. Contamine de Latour) 2’29”
17) Sylvie (1887) (E. Satie, J. P. Contamine de Latour) 2’17”

released 29/04/2007

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