ANTS, A New Timeless Sound // experimental record label established in Rome, Italy, 2001
Erik Satie / John Cage
CABARET PER NULLA
AG13
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

€ 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 on.
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 way...”

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

Of related interest:
Castellano - ZONACALDA
Miti - JUST BEFORE DAWN
Linguido - WEST MANTRA
Cage - A TRIBUTE