MI2N
Music Industry News Network
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST
Advanced Search
MusicDish Advertising Network
Subscribe to Mi2N's Free Newsletters B2N (business) i2N (indie)
HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Music Releases (more headlines) 02-25-2014

Satie And Valadon : The Seasons Of Love

Bookmark and Share
1. Spring : In Montmartre

Satie’s Gymnopédies were published in 1888, shortly after he moved to Montmartre. They are regarded as an early example of Ambient music and this piece is based on Gymnopédie 1.

2. Summer : Dans Un Rêve D’Amour is based on the song Je Te Veux with a French voiceover by Lena Gravis using Henry Pacory's original lyric.

Satie met Suzanne Valadon one evening in the Chat Noir, and before the night was out he had proposed to her! He was besotted with her, but a turbulent relationship followed. They would often go out in an evening with Paul Mousis and when Satie became embroiled in this ménage à trois he brought the relationship to an end. He wrote to his brother “I shall have great difficulty in regaining possession of myself, loving this little person as I have loved her …”

Many years later he must surely have reflected on his affair with Valadon when he wrote Je Te Veux to the lyrics of Henry Pacory, on which this piece is based.

3. Autumn : Vexations

Satie’s Vexations requires the performer to prepare for its 840 repetitions ‘dans le plus grand silence, par des immobilitiés sérieuses’; in a meditative state. Vexations is a form of Mantra, so Mike Williams has reflected that in the Indian instrumentation used for this piece, which he describes as 'a 3 step descent into Winter, with a singing Indian goddess to keep you company.'

4. Winter : Adieu

Satie wrote Bonjour Biqui, Bonjour for Suzanne Valadon as an Easter gift in 1893. It’s a very short composition of just 3 chords, and the last of these chords is the same chord that Vexations begins with. Bonjour is obviously not a Happy Easter card. Mike Williams has a theory that Satie was reflecting the torment of his ménage à trois with Valadon and Mousis in both the 3 chords of Bonjour, as well as the 3 part harmony used in Vexations.

Satie continued to write letters to Valadon many years after their relationship ended, although many of these letters were never sent. In this piece Mike Williams takes fragments from the lyrics of Je Te Veux and develops the very short Bonjour to explore the emotional torment of Satie's long Adieu.

"The Seasons of Love" by Mike Williams is being distributed worldwide on-line through MondoTunes beginning 2 April 2014.

Bookmark and Share

back | top



MusicDish Advertising Network

Mi2N Music PR


IES 15 - The Indie Entertainment Summit A Resounding Success

Dirty Lowdown & Dominican Don To Release New Single Tributing Michael Jackson

Melissa B. Signs Worldwide Exclusive Publishing Agreement With USA Media Rights


UNITY Electronic Music Festival Is Coming!


EASTWEST Offers Free Trial And Streamlined Pricing For Composer Cloud Subscribers

Zaena Morisho Releases New Video "MI NA WE" - FUSING AFRO ROOTS

International R&B/Soul Artist Devon Howard Goes Back To Classic R&B With New CD 'Return To Love'

IES Rock Honors Set To Induct Icons Lemmy & Motorhead, Slash, The Ramones & The Runaways



MusicDish*China Song Blast
Promote Your Music Single In China

News Headlines
Mi2N EDITOR'S PICKS
» OpenLIVE Launches Australia's First Hi-Resolution Music Download Store
» Japanese Auto Maker And Musical Instrument Manufacturer Partner To Co-Develop Electric Sports Car Driving Sound
» Arizona Progressive Art Rock Band With Our Arms To The Sun Sign With Fade To Silence Records
» D.O.A. Releases Controversial “Pipeline Fever” Video
» BLACKFOOT GYPSIES RELEASE “HANDLE IT” TO GLOBAL RADIO EXCLUSIVELY VIA AIRPLAY DIRECT
» The Talkhouse Hires Brenna Ehrlich As Managing Editor
» SUISA Builds Online Portal With The Appway Platform For Swiss Songwriters, Composers And Music Publishers
» MusicDish Sponsors SPOTLIGHT Rhythm & Trends Festival
» New Album Release From Angela Predhomme: 'Will'
» Voodoo Sex Cult Announce Their Sponsorship With Coldcock Whiskey


Get your music news covered...
Have your press release written
by the pros at Mi2N

Articles
MUSICDISH E-JOURNAL
» China's Indie Music Market And Livehouse Status Quo
» MusicDish Sponsors SPOTLIGHT Rhythm & Trends Festival
» Beijing's FakeMusicMedia And Pilot Music Announce New Label
» UNITY Electronic Music Festival Is Coming!
» Second Hand Rose Rocked At Paléo Festival Nyon
» New Island Entertainment Presents A F8ckin Birthday Extravaganza At Santos Party House
» MusicDish*China Booking (Snow Mountain), DDC, NAMM Musikmesse Russia And NMS
» 365 Days From Dusk Till Dawn: DDC 1 Year Anniversary Program
» The Challenges Of Learning How To Play Drums
» Blue Note Entertainment Group Further Expands East With New Venue In Beijing
» From North Korea To NYC - Shanghai DJ B.O Spins Libation & Leftfield
» Bay Area Chinese Music Association Presents Second Hand Rose West Coast Show

Mi2N's Music PR distribution service guarantees online exposure for your press release. Choose from seven (7) different packages.


HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Copyright © 1997-2015 MusicDish LLC, all rights reserved. Text, graphics, and HTML code are protected by US and International Copyright Laws, and may not be copied, reprinted, published, translated, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.