Complete Set of Erik Satie’s “Furniture Music”

Series: 
Festival MANCA (Musique Actuelles Nice Côte d’Azur)
Creator: 
Ornella Volta
Performer: 
Ornella Volta
Michel Lethiec
Theoretical background: 

Complete set of Erik Satie’s “Furniture Music.” Presentation by the philosophe and musicologist Daniel Charles on the Satie-Cage continuity.

Occurence: 
Documents: 

Libération 29 avril 1992

Type: 
Presse
Technique description référence: 
Libération 29 avril 1992
FARIOL
Description: 

The clarinetist Michel Lethiec and some young musicians from the Conservatory get positionned and set down a table with potted plants from the former Matisse museum. They play cycle upon cycle of measures non-stop so as to create a static ambiance likening the musical production to a simple parameter of domestic comfort. Satie predicts that the music of the future will be processed internally like heat or light.

The audience must take the passive role as visitors of the apartment. They must ignore the musicians and liken them to simple loudspeakers. But actually, the opposite happened.