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Saticity - my piano tribute to Erik Satie

Discussion in 'Composing' started by Rich Batsford, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. Rich Batsford

    Rich Batsford New Member

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    hi Folks, Dont know how many of you guys were influenced as I was, by Satie? (not to mention Ravel, Debussy and Poulenc - what an era for French piano music!).

    Recently, I wrote a new piece which, of all my music reminds me most of the music of Satie and so I gave it the name “Saticity” (I also intended a double meaning in the similarity to the word “satiety” carrying the meaning of satisfaction, sufficiency, and repletion).

    Ive put together a video for my piece, and I found the perfect visual accompaniment when I discovered that Satie was friends with some amazing artists including Francis Picabia, Man Ray and Marcel Duchamp. So, please do have a look/listen and let me know what you think, warm wishes, Rich

    https://youtu.be/JARqSrQu-4U
     
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    I definitely hear Satie in your piece! I enjoyed it and look forward to hearing more of your pieces. I am also a composer here on PS, and find myself also inspired by the greats. I don't know that others in the classical music world would mention him in the same sentence as Bach, Chopin and Liszt, but his was a different kind of music, from a different time. I also hear Phillip Glass in your piece.

    Question for you, what kind of piano do you use? It sounds rather realistic if it is in fact a VST piano?
     
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    Is this a compostion by yourself? It´s very nice and I have enjoyed it very much. Thank you for sharing! I´m also a friend a minimalistic structures and "new simplicity" and all, what goes in direction of a more meditative piano music. That´s why I not only have recorded some complete sets by Satie, but also Ludovico Einaudi.
     
  4. Rich Batsford

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    Hi Pianoman, sorry for the delay in replying to you - glad you enjoyed my piece :) yes Im inspired by Philip Glass too. I recorded the piece on a Roland FP4 digital piano, although I recently bought a East West's Quantum Leap virtual piano and am planning to use that for future recordings. Warm wishes, Rich
     
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    Hi Musicusblau - thanks, yes I wrote that one myself. Sounds like we have very similar ideas about music :)
     

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