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about

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...”

credits

released April 29, 2007

Sabina Meyer: voice, objects
Marco Dalpane: piano

Recorded in OCtober 2004 at V38 recordings studio, Rome, by Paolo Sinigaglia.
Mixed in January 2005 at Studio Arki, Bologna by Diego Schiavo.
Artwork by Nick Cudworth "Satie's Cephalophones: One Alto Overcoat in C", 1975, reproduced by gentle permission of the Archives de la Fondation Erik Satie, Paris.

Liner notes by Mario Gamba.
Photograps of the artists by Theo Eshetu and Francesca Aste.
Graphic design and executive production by Giovanni Antognozzi.

Very special thanks to Madame Ornella Volta, Mario Gamba and Theo Eshetu.

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ANTS (that stands for "A New Timeless Sound", but can also be related to the infatigable little insects) is an experimental label based in Rome, Italy, operating from 2001. We promote Italian and international independent artists representing the fields of minimalism, sound art, electroacoustics, and more. ... more

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